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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KK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

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

L
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

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.

OT
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was delicious. Pricing was a bit on the high side. Ambiance could be improved a bit as well.

OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The service was very slow. It took 20 minutes for a draft beer and pina colada and the place was not busy. It took us 20 minutes to get a table with a reservation.
Not worth the time or money.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stumbled upon this place on our way home from a day trip and it was the perfect fit for us. A decent view (ignore the telephone poles/wires). The service was good, and my poke bowl was AMAZING! Stuffed full and every bite was delicious. Husband had ahi tuna sandwich that he enjoyed. We all shared a plate of nachos. Kids enjoyed their pub food. A delightful and tasty surprise! We even got a Rainbow off the back/ south side!

JM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We arrived for our reservation on time, we were seated, then for the next 20 minutes we were completely ignored by the entire wait staff. We then got up from the table and left. Upon exiting we told the hostess of our experience.
We usually went to Lava Rock regularly by ourselves and many times with another couple, and while sometimes the service was a little slow, it was still acceptable. Unfortunately, after this last visit, I doubt if we will return again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Best nachos we’ve had in a long time. Vegetarian option and incredibly crispy. Not at all like the usual soggy restaurant nachos!

JD
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The restaurant was quiet but service was very slow initially, about 15mins before we even had a server come to the table. The artichoke and lobster dip was a good appetiser but it went downhill from there, the special Hawaiian chicken was overcooked and the ribs were nothing special..good portions but pretty disappointing. We wished we had gone to the Fish Market round the corner or the Kihei Cafe.

SM
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

First time dining here. Nice open air seating. Staff was friendly and pleasant. Food was very average, nothing unique or special. Pub food in a pub environment. Prices a touch high for basic pub selections. There was nothing to make me want to dine here the next time I visit Maui.

TT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food at reasonable price and the portions we very generous. We will continue to go back frequently. Allison was fast and friendly. Great job

SM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Thinks for the evening I will comme back for shore.
But we don’t see the sunset 🙁

G
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place finally! This is our 10th trip to Maui and have seen many restaurants in this spot miss the mark. Not Lava Rock though, it has been spot on every time. The steak, the fish, the appetizers... all good. Today we enjoyed breakfast and boy was it delicious. Going back for sure.

H
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Joseph was outstanding

CO
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Great location in Kehei; walk to shave ice place nearby after you eat! Food is poor quality, dry, salty, and over cooked. It tastes like Sysco food that has been frozen for a long time. Vegetables were dry, steamed but had no flavor (here we could of used some salt). Our server from New Jersey was very pleasant and nice, and apologetic about the extraordinary time it took to bring out the food. Sadly, I’d say to avoid this restaurant unless the quality of the food changes and the kitchen reforms.

ES
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice find, good menu choices. It is Maui and warm/humid. They had a screen down on one side of the patio to protect from sun. When the sun goes down they should lift that screen to get a cross breeze as I think that prevented any breezes and the ceiling fans could not do the job so it was very warm but that just has to be taken into consideration for Maui.

SF
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beat chicken tacos I have ever had. Loved them so much went back again the next night for tacos and sunset ❤️🇨🇦

SB
Edmonton
47 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service at Lava Rock & Grill was fantastic - efficient and very hospitable! The fish tacos were unexceptional although my husband did enjoy his ribs as for the price point, they were a pleasant surprise. Sitting outside to enjoy the breeze after a very hot day was lovely. Don’t go if you are expecting a gourmand’s experience. Go if you want a decent meal at a very reasonable price point with great service!

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Driving back to Lahaina from the Lava Rock fields in La Perouse Bay, we found this gem. Yes it’s a sports bar but seriously the most delicious meal we had the entire time on the island. Everyone loved their meals!

OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Just average. Pork was dry. Mai Tai's were a little bitter. Not bad. The view was great. But otherwise better options available

TP
Los Angeles
161 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Total diamond in the ruff! I have looked at this spot for years! Showed up with 7 of us and all were very surprised at the great airy location, excellent food and overall great restaurant! We will be back

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good, fresh food and the service was great. It was open air dining with a view of the ocean.

R
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere, our wait staff and service were great. We arrived during happy hour and got our drinks - they were what you would expect for a happy hour, not anything out of the ordinary. The disappointment was that after making our reservation and disclosing I had a shellfish allergy and being acknowledged when we checked in for that allergy - I was told that there really was nothing they could do to accommodate the shellfish allergy. I asked about the vegetarian meals or salad and was told everything was possibly cross contaminated. Needless to say I and my family were very disappointed. The staff was professional and nice during this exchange. So my feeling is if you do not have any allergies - the food looked good being served and it is a nice place. If you do have an allergy, I'd recommend going elsewhere. We paid for our drink and went downstairs to Three's - they did not have any difficulty accomodating.

AP
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Went for a late dinner with family. Host and staff were excellent. Ordered the Hawaiian chicken. It came back with grilled chicken and came back with decent presentation and lots of salt.

The waitress was excellent offers 20% off on future meal.

Tried using a napkin to absorb the salt, but still to salty.

The waitress d to take it off the bill. I will probably try it again to see if the food quality improves.

TL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Food is good but the kitchen is extremely slow. The last 2 times we were at the half full restaurant for almost an hour before our food came to the table. To make it worse they obviously didn’t stage the food correctly as my kids’ burger and Mac n cheese both were cold by the time our food was brought to the table. Sorry but after 3 strikes we won’t be returning.

JM
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. Recommend reservations for busy times.

R
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

After spending a hot, but excellent afternoon, hiking at La Perosue Bay, a cold beer and pub fare was in order. Lava Rock fit the bill. Our server Alba was fantastic, juggling multiple tables while training new servers. The drinks were cold and refreshing and the food choices solid for a pub menu. Being a sports bar, the multiple televisions broadcasting NBA, NHL and PGA for interested patrons was welcomed. The location is a short distance from the beach with a few tables offering a distant ocean view.

OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor patio with tv to watch the NHL playoffs with great food at happy hour prices. Great service etc.

JR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Nice view of ocean. Our server Marianne was awesome - she was friendly and fun. Great place!

JE
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Deep fried bar food that was not good at all. Service was great but food lacking.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

We waited for an hour for our food to arrive. During our hour wait, we were not even acknowledged by our waiter even after a drink spill. We flagged down a bus boy to get us more water when someone came near enough to our table to notice us, while they served food to a large party that arrived 20 minutes after we placed our food order. The food was decent but at the point it arrived we were hangry and ready to leave. The server gave us 20% off of our food order but we would never return after such terrible service.

AH
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Happy Hour and delicious street tacos. Plus a wonderful patio to view the ocean. Can’t beat that!

FN
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Dine on the covered balcony. Second story view. Local Island feeling. Big menu, American, local dishes, fish, steaks, ribs, vegetarian. Dynamite blended mango lemonade. Beer, wine, mixed drinks.

K
Hawaii
33 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Despite others comments,our experience was lovely. Service was fast, friendly and efficient. The food tasted great. Just don’t expect high-end cuisine. Looking forward to going back.

M
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this place. Our reserved table was on the outdoor lanai and we were at the best table in the house, right at sunset with a veiw of the ocean. The best! Our waitress was excellent and very sweet. The food and drinks were delicious. Definitely a must do on Kihei.

OT
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The servers were all so friendly ... food was wonderful and great views...❤️

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Slow service. Food just okay.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing sunset view, great Mai Tai’s and food

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