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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
11:00 - 22:00
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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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Orlando, Florida
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the marlin sashimi and it was so awesome. My martini was perfect. The staff was good. Just a lil pricey.

Thank tj13000
Issaquah, Washington
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pretty much what you'd expect from a very good bar and grill. Good bar-esque food (burgers, etc.) with a couple interesting/non-bar food options. Solid beer selection. Not great wine choices (Hilo could seriously use a wine bar, right?). Super convenient downtown Hilo location - if you're in downtown Hilo. Prices are average for this type of food and location. Service... More 

Thank Entiat
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I need ice cold beer and a great hamburger or fish and chips (fresh catch!), I go to Cronies. Informal, sports bar setting. Often very busy during the lunch hour. Great mud pie for dessert, too. Historic location with some Hilo town memorabilia on the walls.

Thank Michael S
Hilo, Hawaii
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only thing marred by my visits to Cronies was the memory of the psychopath Robert Fidler. Please be aware of this guy hanging around Hilo.

Thank MissChris808
Hilo, Hawaii
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206 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had burgers here and they were OK. Not as good, in my opinion as Hilo Burger Joint. The onion rings, however, were purely fabulous; probably the best I have ever had. There is a rather typical "sports' bar" ambiance. Parking nearby was easy enough. It is a convenient place for a quick bite but nothing special in terms of... More 

Thank HLW648
Atwater, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Good service...food served quickly...good quality...extensive beer selection. Better than some other sources' reviews.

Thank northstartjd
Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Good place for a light snack. Licated in downtown Hilo. Good pub food. Good service. Friendly staff.

Thank PhiilR
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We were in Hilo for the day and wanted a beer and some lunch. There were a few small restaurants, but none with a bar. We stumbled upon Cronies and had a great lunch. The onion rings are superb! It was close to St. Patrick's Day so we had their drink special. Yum!

Thank Shänna S
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Typical american 'sports bar' thingo . Not a great deal of creativity in the decor and layout to make it inviting or to stay a while, all pretty basic really. Good service and fine food. Reasonably healthy alternatives and as always a myriad of choices ! Prices were a liitle high for what was on offer.

Thank jonathan c
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Best Swiss / Mushroom burger I have ever eaten. Fries are good and seasoned but over salted. Service great. Highly recommend.

Thank Jim T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, American, Pub
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?