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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 good39%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“burger” (156 reviews)
“kalua pork” (22 reviews)
“loco moco” (32 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
19-3972 Old Volcano Rd, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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Reviewed 2 days 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 2 days 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 days 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
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food was adequate. Service was facially slow. We waited 20+ minutes to get our bill but ended up leaving cash on the table. Maybe they need a bit of competition.

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely not fancy but we thoroughly enjoyed our burgers and fries. Helps remind you of how a good burger should be. Staff was personable and given Hawaii prices things were reasonable

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here was good. We had a Denver omelet, French toast breakfast and pancake with eggs. It was all pretty good. The passion fruit butter was amazing. They serve it along with maple syrup. They sell it in the gift shop and a jar...More

Thank heajon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Live here on the island (33 years) and decided to stop in for a bite of lunch after a trip to Hilo for the Wednesday Farmer's Market. First thing I noted was the huge amount of dust that had piled up around the vent in...More

Thank Kona52
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good place to fill up after a day of hiking. Portions are good size. Price is reasonable. Service is not that great, but the folks are friendly. The menu is HUGE. I loved my salad with passionfruit house dressing.

Thank KatiHolland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this Cafe in Volcano. Staff were very laid back and friendly. Food was very fresh and well prepared. My son had the taco salad and loved it. Nothing fancy but is a nice change from the run of the mill franchise eateries.

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reviews indicated this was the place to go for breakfast. We were satisfied with the service and food, but not overwhelmingly impressed. A local spot, with a casual feel, friendly staff and customers. Tables could have been cleaner. Breakfast choices were ample and food was...More

Thank debrajg0406
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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
  • E-mail