Lava Rock Bar & Grill

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$30 and under
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American
Our restaurant specializes in new American Cuisine with global influences;
Passion begins in the kitchen...
Our chefs prepare each of our entrées to perfection!
On tap or bottled, we have a wide variety of beers and wine from around the world.
Lava Rock ambiance accommodates guests for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and late night. Lava Rock is the best sports bar in Maui, with two quad-screen 110" displays and sixteen screens, there's not a bad view of the game in the house.
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KT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was a great find! Very good value for the happy hour menu, which runs from 3-6 pm. The portions were large and the quality of food was very good for the price. One of the best places we have went to for dinner in 3 trips to Maui.

D
Hawaii
65 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lava Rock is a neighborhood sports bar with great food. Yes, there is an elevator. It is on the second floor with a distant view of the ocean and palm trees. Nice sunset. They have a pool table and a bar with sports on many TVs. I must say the food was surprisingly good.. I had the featured NY steak. It came out on a sizzling platter with the best steak sauce ever. Dress casual, bring a hat and sunglasses for sunset and have a great time. It is a bit funky with great food. Interesting experience. I would go back.

OT
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only place I go if I want consistently great food and outstanding service.
Mahalo for excellence in dining 😊

KR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a great time with my party! Definitely great location to have a party

RM
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was good, once we Finally got service it was ok. We sat at table for 10 minutes after being seated before anyone even acknowledged us, 10 minutes later we finally had a drink, once we ordered food it was there in less than 10 minutes. Not sure we would go back or recommend

CP
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good dinner experience one of the best restaurant in that plaza

OT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Pub fare. Nice sunset view but service a little slow—burgers definitely not hot off the grill. However, nice cold drinks.

OT
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to lava rock a couple times and every time we go we get delicious food with outstanding service. I love all the televisions that you can watch your favorite sports on. Lava rock is a hidden Gem 💎

Lava Rock Bar & Grill
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for the review! We are very happy you enjoyed the food and service! We hope to see you again soon, Mahalo!

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SL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Hawaiian burger was amazing! Loved the outdoor dining area as well. It was a great meal and our family would definitely like to return before leaving Maui!

Lava Rock Bar & Grill
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for leaving a review! Please do come again and enjoy another burger! We appreciate you joining us for a meal during your visit to Maui and we hope you guys had a blast!

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OT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good. Atmosphere was nice. 45 minutes to get our food and it wasn’t busy. We will think twice before we go here again.

Lava Rock Bar & Grill
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the feedback! We are sorry for the wait time! We try to Keep our service as quick as possible but it happens to the best of us! We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Valentines Day. Good food. Very good service!

Lava Rock Bar & Grill
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for the review! We hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and we hope to see you back soon!

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S
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Valentine’s Day reservation and I think they were short staffed. Slow drink service !!!! Food was pretty good.

Lava Rock Bar & Grill
Responded 7 days ago

We are very sorry you experienced slow service! We always try to deliver service quickly and efficiently and unfortunately it seems as we may have felt short on your visit. Please do come back and give us another try so that we can make it up to you! Mahalo for giving us a shot and we are happy you enjoyed the food!

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KL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great Service, Great Happy Hour Specials!

L
Vancouver
77 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We watched the Superbowl here and it definitely made the experience more memorable - more so the excited crowd than anything else. Good local bar, with ample parking.

Lava Rock Bar & Grill
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Please let us know how we may improve next time! Mahalo for joining us and we hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere.

s
Central Coast
23 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here our first night. The food was delicious, great service, nice views. It was so good that we decided to have breakfast there the next morning and it was delicious as well along with great service again. We will be going back there again for sure!

CJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there many times and the service and food has always been great. Great views at sunset and very comfortable setting.

OT
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended! Food was excellent and the service was top notch!

T
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It honestly depends on when you go for this restaurant. Had you asked me about our Christmas dinner and waitress, I would have given it 5+ stars. However, on New Years Day we were later in the day. It was busier, and the staff was not as attentive. The food was also not as good. Overcooked and dry. I would still recommend this place, but you should know it is hit and miss.

KA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Went for dinner because the steak served on a hot slab looked cool. When we walked in it took them a few mins to greet us. 5 mins to seat us. 5 mins to get us menus, then awhile to get our drink orders and longer to get us drinks. We left before eating. We tried the $20 in drinks we ordered - they were all juice. Big letdown.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We sat for 10 minutes without water or being recognized. Our waitress passed the table twice during that time without an acknowledgment. We then waited 50 minutes for a simple poke bowl and loco moco.

T
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Was able to get a table for 6 at last minute. Probably has a nice sunset but we ate too late. Drinks were a little pricey and food was OK. Enjoyed food and drink at other places more but I assume the view would make up for that, provided you get there by sunset.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Bar area/bathrooms needs to be redone.
The food was actually very good.
We sat in the deck and had a very nice dinner but we were scared walking up the stairs to the restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had reservations. Got there and were seated. Waited 35 minutes and never got even saw a server. Got up and went next door to Three's bar and grill WITHOUT reservations...... Were immediately greeted, seated, and waited on within 5 minutes....... Food was out in less than 15 minutes and was great. After the great reviews we saw on Lava Rocks, we were all surprised on how everything went down. Maybe we just caught them on a bad night.

Lava Rock Bar & Grill
Responded on December 26, 2019

We are very sorry, the delay with everything, as you could observe, it was a day with a lot of rain and in the patio there were not all the tables available because of the rain, we had to make people wait and we were late in everything, we apologize, We only work with reservation on Christmas Day, and open table is organized by the tables and we were fine, but with the rain we could not give a good service

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WH
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Reservations at 7:45. Seated at 8:00. We were left alone until about 8:30 nearly an hour after our reservations. We ordered both food drinks at the same time at the first appearance of a very sweet and very busy server. We got our drinks about 15 minutes later. No sign of food until 9:30 at which time they told two of our party of six that they ran out of rice as a side. The manager said the had more reservations than they anticipated but could not explain why they kept accepting reservations if they did not have the staff to support so many people. The wait staff were literally running through the restaurant, so it was not their fault. Huge management fail. Most of the food was ok, but the chicken was super dry and tough and essentially inedible. They did give us a discount on the meal due to the delay, but still charged for the chicken that was sent back. All on all, over two hours of waiting for one round of drinks and a disappointing meal. We would have walked out long before the end, but it was Christmas night and there was literally nothing else available. Believe me, we looked after about 45 minutes of waiting around.

Lava Rock Bar & Grill
Responded on December 26, 2019

Aloha Wayne We are very sorry, the delay with everything, as you could observe, it was a day with a lot of rain and in the patio there were not all the tables available because of the rain, we had to make people wait and we were late in everything, We only work with reservation on Christmas Day, and open table is organized by the tables and we were fine, but with the rain we could not give a good service we apologize

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SN
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It wasn’t that great. We walked up the steps to the restaurant. There was a sign that said “please wait to be seated.” No one eve came to seat us or greet us. And a couple servers saw us waiting. So we walked in further and realized it wasn’t the front where we were. Then realized the hostess stand could see us through the window but not one employee came out to greet us. Then we waited for over 15 minutes for someone to even say hi to us and that they would be right with us. Service got better once the girl came and helped us. Wasn’t the best Christmas Eve dining experience.

JK
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating, great atmosphere.

E
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food was good, nothing else special, service was fair.

PA
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great ! The server was super friendly. We were a group of 13 so I know sometimes that can be a hassle. We will be back for sure !

GG
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went for a Sunday early morning breakfast and Football game.
Tyler the bartender was excellent. Our server was Allison. Also did a great job keeping the drinks coming!!
6 for breakfast. All six meals were delicious.
The only reason for not all 5 stars. The big screen TV was not operational!!

E
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

We made a reservation for 7 people at 5PM on a weekday. When we arrived no one checked to see if we had a reservation and we had to wait 15 mins for a table to be prepared, so I’m not sure they even look at Open Table. Two orders were switched and we had to ask repeatedly for a drink to be served. Disappointing service and food was just okay- average bar food. Inside was a real bar atmosphere and a little grungy so I’d stick to the patio.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are Kamaina, and we come often, 1st time using opentable. Worked well.

OT
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was our first visit as we were on vacation with our 6 year old and 9year old grandkids. We were skeptical when we reached the top of the stairs and had to walk through a noisy bar. The online menu included a kids menu so I had assumed it would be okay. We were immediately seated out on the deck away from the bar so that was good. Unfortunately, it took 20 minutes for our drinks to arrive. I ordered the beef and chicken teriyaki combo plate and the beef was tough and several pieces had gristle. Everyone else at our table said their choices were alright.

E
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here multiple times and I always try to get something never every single time. They never fail! This time I got the Poke nachos. Very flavorful and delicious! Highly recommended.

k
New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Was ignored by waitress upon entering restaurant and check in. So busy with what she was doing and didn't even look up to acknowledge we were standing there a good 5 minutes. Was ready to leave and decided to tough it out. Sat outside. Said waitress turned out to be our server. Very nice and friendly. Ended up with a very pleasant experience. Will come back!

KK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We waited over an hour for our food to come, the people who came after us got served before us. The food was ok, nothing special. The happy hour mai tie was horrible.

DM
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Tropical Pancakes and Mimosas are great! Nice open air place with friendly staff and an ocean view.

L
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic happy hour with AMAZING food. Everything we tasted was great. It was nice to get quality food and atmosphere in Kihei at a good price for a change. Be sure to enjoy the sunset. It's a great view!

SA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Food was not up to par, Ill be kind and leave it at that.

L
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We had made a reservation for 15 a week prior, when we came in they were not ready for us. Ironically I received an email from management and they were excited to have us except when it actually came to the day they were completely oblivious. Service was slow and they could only play one game on two TV's because of their one stream box. To top it off, they over charged on the bill and when questioned said they raised their prices which was not reflective on the menu-- I believe that is illegal too. Asked for a manager but they were too busy. If you visit the establishment, make sure you check your bill for over charges and charges that aren't yours. Also, don't be surprised if you make a reservation and the wait staff has no idea about it. Will never go back and would highly not recommend.