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Volcano's Lava Rock Cafe

19-3972 Old Volcano Rd, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
+1 808-967-8526
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good41%
  • Average25%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (159 reviews)
“pulled pork” (14 reviews)
“loco moco” (32 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
19-3972 Old Volcano Rd, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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1 - 10 of 993 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were greeted with a 25 minute wait when there were empty tables. We decided to stay and went to the bar for a drink. The waitresses went all around us getting drinks for tables and never asked to get us a drink. We finally...More

Thank pick3262
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Service was unbearably slow, considering we visited on a Tuesday evening and there were only maybe 5 tables being waited on. We only saw our waitress once outside of taking our order and giving us the check (which was far too expensive for the quality...More

Thank Nestor-5524
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Waitress was nice. Food ok. But had to pay $13 for a veggie burger/fries...and had to wait over 30 min to be seated when there were plenty of empty tables and others that hadn't been cleared off. Clearly understaffed to provide a good experience...but since...More

Thank fivefromTN
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place after we visited the volcano and lava tubes. We were so hungry after hiking and the food was delicious. The pulled pork was fantastic! We were luckily ahead of a tour bus which came soon after us but the staff hustled...More

Thank lynnetravels2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a really interesting vibe to it. Sort of a 50's rock n roll theme going on. The service was exceptional and the food was decent. If you are driving through Volcano and you want a quick stop, this is the place to...More

Thank MFMetzger
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped there after doing the Kilauea Ike trail. Service was slow but I didn't care because we had just hiked.

Thank Travel4food1998
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lava Rock Cafe is typical Volcano - a cobbled-together decor that's both comfortable and a bit weird, and a menu that includes awkward verbal translations of traditional Hawaiian fare. We had their kalua pork with potato mac salad (not called this on the menu -...More

Thank Jeffrey R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here twice.First time food very good.Hot and cooked well.The second time not very nice.Fries not so good.We did tell the staff and they did say sorry.Buger very nice both time's.

Thank joycesS374AE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for some quick bites during the circle of island tour. Nothing to mention about the ambience and interiors. Burgers were average and coffee was good.

Thank Monami_Bangalore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was decent. We didn't see many other choices. The pulled pork sandwich was good, the bottom bun got a little soggy, but I didn't need it anyway! Not to busy midweek. The only weird thing was the bathroom was outside of the restaurant, you...More

Thank shellkerry
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Carrie T
Is there ANY restaurant on the Big Island that you would consider as bad as this one? I'm shocked they have so many good reviews. I have NEVER had a good dining experience at this filthy cockroach infested establishment.
17 January 2016|
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Response from Marie M | Reviewed this property |
We had a fabulous breakfast here - ok not the most modern environment or spotlessly clean and as it is in the middle of a rain forest you will always get bugs. If you have had a bad experience why do you go back.
I would like to know what the extra fees are when a room is booked and do you charge for parking. Thank you Jean
9 January 2015|
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Response from jcarmello | Reviewed this property |
Volcano Lava Rock Cafe is a restaurant. Think you have this mixed up with a B&B.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19-3972 Old Volcano Rd, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Volcano
  • Phone Number: +1 808-967-8526
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