Top ChoiceModern American in Volcano

ʻOhelo Café

Finally, foodies have a reason to linger in Volcano. Combining local flavors with international flare, the daily-changing portions here may be small, but the execution is spot on. Don't miss the cauliflower...

Top ChoiceThai in Volcano

Thai Thai Bistro and Bar

Authentically flavored and well portioned if somewhat overpriced (and splitting a plate will cost you a $6 surcharge). The chefs recognize that good Thai food doesn't have to set your tongue on fire – unless...

Gallery in Volcano

Niaulani Campus

On the edge of an old-grown ohia forest, this campus of the main Volcano Art Center gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park showcases spillover and related exhibits unencumbered by the park’s thematic...

Gallery in Volcano

Volcano Garden Arts

Do your Big Island art shopping at this gallery and studio in the fern forest. Walls and tables overflow with paintings, handicrafts and jewelry produced by dozens of regional creatives. The space is surrounded...

Cafe in Volcano

Café Ono

Lunch on organic vegetarian and vegan comfort foods like salads, sandwiches and pasta in the sunroom behind the Volcano Garden art gallery, or in the artsy garden around a somewhat disheveled fish pond. The hot...

Thai in Volcano

Tuk Tuk Thai Truck

Heaping piles of pad thai and a veritable river of savory curry pour out of this local's favorite lunch spot. The truck parks at Akatsuka Gardens except Sunday, when it moves to Volcano Winery. Take it with you...

International in Volcano

Kilauea Lodge Restaurant

Volcano's venerable high-end kitchen puts out a locally sourced dinner menu offering an eclectic mix of fresh seafood, steak, pasta and continental classics such as seared duck or herb-roasted chicken breast....

Gallery in Volcano

2400 Fahrenheit

2400 Fahrenheit

Michael and Misato Mortara form hot glass into sculptures and vessels as complex and beautiful as the Big Island. Visit in the morning, or just after lunch for your best chance of seeing the action. Turn off Hwy...

Art in Volcano

Volcano Village Artists Hui

Tour pottery, fiber work, wood sculpture, ceramics, woodblock prints, glass blowing and photography studios over a three-day weekend in late November. There's no better time to visit Volcano.

Winery in Volcano

Volcano Winery

Perhaps recognizing that grapes from Mauna Loa's volcanic soil may never erupt onto the world stage on their own merits, this winery creates some very unusual infusions with local fruits, nuts and honey....

Diner in Volcano

Lava Rock Café

This roadhouse joint is nearly always jumping. Burgers aren't gourmet by any stretch but indeed decent while the stick-to-your-ribs menu of seafood and pasta has improved to passable over the years. The cold beer...

Gardens in Volcano

Akatsuka Orchid Gardens

Drop in to this touristy showroom for a visual and olfactory feast of floral hybrids. Although we cannot confirm whether theirs is indeed the world's first orchid maze (adult/child $5/3), it is quite likely the...

Sandwiches in Volcano

Eagle’s Lighthouse Café

Fresh and hearty sandwiches, salads and grab-and-go wraps are served out of a small kitchen fronted by picnic tables serenaded by nonstop contemporary Christian music. Daily hot lunch specials are hit-or-miss.

Deli in Volcano

Kilauea General Store

Slim pickings for groceries, but does decent sub sandwiches (from $7.45) and pizza to go (from $13; 3pm to 6:30pm – call ahead for pickup). ATM and gas as well. Skip the awful espresso.

Market in Volcano

Cooper Center Farmer's Market

Cooper Center Farmer's Market

The whole community comes out to this weekly market to buy farm-fresh produce, flowers, local crafts and limited food (coffee, pastries, breakfast burritos, fresh juices).

Groceries in Volcano

Volcano Store

Basic groceries, camping supplies and a few grab-and-go items. Friendly staff and two gas pumps.

Market in Volcano

True Value Hardware

Actually a famous hardware store chain, but its few aisles of groceries and refrigerated items is Volcano's best selection for self-caterers.