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Cronies Bar & Grill

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Bar, American, Pub
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11 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2433
+1 808-935-5158
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Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us stopped in to eat here on the day our cruise ship was docked in Hilo. The restaurant was not busy. We were seated right away and our order was taken promptly. We ordered fried shrimp and a club sandwich. We waited nearly 30 minutes for our food to arrive. Both meals were average. Nothing special. We then... More 

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Thank Angela C
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cronies is located in downtown Hilo on the corner of Waianuenue and Kamehmeha Ave. They have great burgers, steaks and other bar fare, But it is much more than just a bar, but a very good restaurant with a relaxed surrounding. It is definitely worth the visit

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Thank 72geraldt
Seattle, Washington
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195 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu is big, lots of different options. Food is fine, nothing to write home about, but fine. Beer options are decent. Our service was great. We came in to catch a college football game that was not on any of their TVs and they set us up with a TV right away and took good care of us.

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Thank TravelTalk2
Tenerife, Spain
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92 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This bar and restaurant is located on Hilo Bay. The menu is limited, mainly burgers and pizza. However, we had two very good meals here and the service was excellent. The ambience is more Sports bar, but both nights had good custom. If you are in the area give it a try.

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Thank DaveThePubsinger
Hilo, Hawaii
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I went there last week Wednesday with a friend that was visiting from out of state. We wanted to sit back, relax, much on something, have drinks and talk story. This was the perfect choice. We ordered appetizers: Kalua wraps w/Lilikoi sauce, basket of half n half (onions rings & fries) and "pika" wings (BBQ wings with ranch dressing, celery... More 

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Thank kisan719
Melbourne, Australia
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203 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were visiting Hilo for a few days and came here on the recommendation of our hotel and ween't disappointed. It was a great example of a sports bar, the menu was diverse enough, the food was well done and the staff were great. We had lunches and dinners here and the food and staff were consistently good. While it... More 

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Thank Gonefishingx
Leander, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is actually a very historic place because of the map on the wall. You should make this one of your first stops in Hilo and then visit the places that are listed on the map. We learned a wealth of island history, culture and local flavor from this spot. Oh yeah, the food was pretty good with ample serving... More 

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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307 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived in Hilo and was starving. Parked the car on a side street and asked a local where I could get a decent burger, a sandwich or some poke. She recommended Cronies about two blocks away. Was seated quickly, but had to wait an awful long time before the waitress came over to take our order. Once placed, the order... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Food is ok, ambience could be so much better. Signage has a "Cheers" feel. Not so much on the inside. Could be a gold mine, but food, menu and ambiance all need changing.

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Thank Pswils01
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Had the Ono fish and chips. The pig and pineapple pizza was excellent, but a flat bread, not pizza. Recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, American, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2433
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-5158

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?