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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 good42%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“burgers” (101 reviews)
“loco moco” (31 reviews)
“pulled pork” (18 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
19-3972 Old Volcano Rd, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Been going here for years. Nice menu full of local ingredients cooked well. Nice service and comfortable surroundings.

Thank Hal72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to this restaurant after a long day in the Volcano National Park. We had great beer and cocktails. The food was excellent. We all enjoyed our food. The service was really great too!

Thank Liz J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's tough to find a good place to eat in Volcano. Going to the national park is simply amazing and a MUST. We go every time we visit Hawaii and will continue to to and enjoy the volcano, hike, and simply marvel at the natural...More

Thank R0b237
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here on several trips to the Big Island , breakfast and lunch have always been very good . I usually get the teriyaki chicken for lunch - eggs , bacon , pancakes or omelet for breakfast . Will go again .

Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here to get some lunch before we went into the volcano park. They were out of some things due to the holiday, but we came out feeling full and happy. They were very busy and service was a bit slow, but they did...More

Thank 245Mimi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice homey atmosphere and I believe the best loco moco on the Big Island. You can get the single, but when it is as good as you can get, why not go big and double it. Starts with a bed of rice, nicely made, then...More

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a day walking in the park in wet weather this was a great place to have a good size hot meal. Kalua pork with rice and vegetables was a big serving that went down well. Others in the group recommended the veggie burger and...More

Thank RandolphCarter1919
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place if you are looking for good, old fashion roadhouse comfort food. I’m glad this place is here, because otherwise the dining options are limited in Volcano, especially if you are trying to keep costs down. Lava Rock has average ‘island’ prices...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Slow surely, crowded if you come at popular times, but there are only a couple good options in Volcano, and you should visit here at least once. Good portions, savory. AND one day out of our 7 visiting they actually had cheesecake with ohelo berry...More

Thank SaraF742
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I spent two nights at an Airbnb just around the corner from this restaurant. We ate dinner there the first night and it was delicious. I ordered the teriyaki chicken and it was probably the best I've ever had. They have a...More

Thank jen71ski
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Carrie T
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.
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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