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The Rim

Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii National Park, HI 96718, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
+1 808-930-6910
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“stuffed chicken” (17 reviews)
“steak” (46 reviews)
“pineapple” (25 reviews)
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American, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii National Park, HI 96718, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Volcano House is open to walk around. No guests currently and no food services. Bring your own water and food into Volcano National Park. Only place to get any refreshments is all the way at the end of Chain of Craters road near Holea Arch.

1  Thank kalamakid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm going through some old photos BEFORE the eruption and found I hadn't reviewed this so am taking the time to do so now... This was the 7th stop on our drive from Waikoloa to Kilauea caldera. We arrived earlier than our reservation so spent...More

Thank nagiffag
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We ate dinner here on the last day the park was open. One might expect that service and quality might not be so good when all the employees just found out the livelihood was about the change due to the closure of the park. We...More

Thank Stu S
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We ate here after hiking in park from 8am-6pm. Great view, especially at sunset and afterwards. You can see the lava reflecting on the clouds. It was beautiful. Food was not a 5 star, but definitely above average, and you are mostly just paying for...More

Thank thebruckers
Reviewed 4 July 2018

There were three of us who dined at The Rim and we very much enjoyed the meal and the service. Server was very attentive and helpful. The wine list was good. We had a variety of meals, to include the Cioppino, the Grilled Fish of...More

Thank jackfrost0904
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Everything in Hawaii is expensive. The Rim gives you excellent food at 2/3 the price of resort restaurants. The breakfast buffet with made to order omelets is a particularly good value at half the price of the buffet at the beach hotel we stayed at...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We ate at The Rim for dinner one night while on our honeymoon. The view of the caldera was great at night! The glow it gave off set the mood but keep in mind that you are definitely too far away to see any lava...More

Thank hydro231
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We are glad we are here because of the view of the crater during dinner. The food was average but good. Reservations are required apparently even if there if available seating.

Thank Pam B
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We had a really enjoyable evening. Our server could not have been better, I think her name was Paulette, who couldn’t have been more pleasant or more helpful. The three of us had three different meals, a vegetable and tofu stirfry, vegetable pasta dish, spinach...More

Thank riki-kola
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

The waitress seemed miserable and I was pretty sure she didn’t want to be there. The food was decent, I wasn’t disappointed, but certainly not the best I’ve ever had. The dessert, I’ve read, is supposed to be good, however I wouldn’t know. They were...More

Thank Jsanford76
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6 May 2017|
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Response from O1008CXfrankh | Reviewed this property |
Casual attire is fine. Most folks have been at the park all day.
Barbara W
24 January 2017|
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Response from MaxHall | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would try to reach them when you are on island. They are a little hard to get a hold of. The time difference also may be an issue. I usually call during the Dinner hour to make a reservation. Which would be 10 PM... More
Ted O
18 October 2016|
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Response from Patrick D | Reviewed this property |
Without the view, there is no point. Its an active volcano erupting while you eat, its not about cheap food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii National Park, HI 96718, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Volcano
  • Phone Number: +1 808-930-6910
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