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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%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (101 reviews)
“loco moco” (30 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 3 days 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 days 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 5 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't had a bad meal yet. Prices going up a little every year but worth it. You won't leave hungry unless you really try hard.

Thank Kherrington50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There isnt much for options so this is the best. The place around Volcano is weird. Its not the most comfortable place. Its kinda strange and empty. Most places close early and open late - this place seemed to be open more. We did dinner...More

Thank TheRattla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called ahead for reservation and glad we did as it was pretty busy. The food was very good. I had the cheeseburger and my wife had the bacon cheeseburger with fries. It was very good. Service was very friendly but a little hectic as...More

Thank Frank C
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
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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