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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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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Tomato beef soup was excellent! Staff was friendly. It was a little more expensive than average, but it was one of the only places open on Sunday.

1 Thank Thegolddoc
Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

We stopped here for a quick bite and to catch part of the Giants game while on vacation. The game was already playing and they gave us a great table right in front next to other fans which made for a great atmosphere. There servers were kind and their recommendations on point. The teriyaki chicken burger was incredible! I would... More 

Thank Niccih8501
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

My wife and I enjoy UH football. On Oahu every bar and most restaurants carry the games. On the Neighbor Islands (at least Maui and Hawaii) UH is not that big. After a couple of dead-end suggestions we found Cronies. Had been there before and always enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. Now UH football, too! (Probably basketball too). Cronies... More 

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Chipping Norton, Australia
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104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Lunch after a mornings exploring. Staff were great, beer was cold, food was very good. One Chinese salad, one chicken club, one Mahi Mahi Burger and a Reuben. (Oh, and a serve of just about the best crab patties I have had in some time). Once the food arrived, conversation ceased, which is a good indication of how well the... More 

Thank Gary J
Launceston, Australia
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Husband ordered steak which he said was fantastic. I had vegetable pattie and had difficulty from wait staff finding out from the kitchen if it would be cooked either in a pan, or on a seperate hot plate (away from where red meat was cooked) As I cannot eat red meat. That is the reason for 3 stars. When vegetable... More 

Thank Jacklynne M
Norwalk, Connecticut
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Do not eat here! If you have any other options take it. On Sundays and Mondays many restaurants are shut down. We should have eaten cereal in our room. In a nutshell, I think our food took almost an hour AND it was terrible. I was almost going to walk out because our waitress avoided us. My daughters hamburger was... More 

Thank Nancy F
CroniesHilo, Owner at Cronies Bar & Grill, responded to this review

We are very sorry for the terrible service you received while dinning at our restaurant. It sounds like you were here this past Sunday when we had one of our worst days of service in the 18 years we've been open. We were operating with only 2 cooks that day and the manager on duty had to go into the... More 

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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

This place is great open pretty late too. The service was slightly disappointing because our server didn't keep up with our drinks water and beer alike. But the food made up for it! One of the best Ruben sandwiches I've had! Thick cut meat and the rye bread had a great strong rye flavor served piping hot. Great onion rings!... More 

Thank laanmt
Hilo, Hawaii
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

We just happened on this restaurant. The restaurant is a great sports bar feel with good food and drinks. Kid friendly environment.

Thank Ciede
Valence, France
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Good homemade burgers here, but a bit expensive. I tried a swiss and mushroom burger. It was a very good choice. Good choice of beers. The staff was very friendly.

Thank Juju 2
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Went on a Sunny for dinner and the ace was not busy so I couldn't understand why service was so slow. The waitress took our order fairly soon after we were seated but the food took 20 minutes to arrive. The food was ok for bar type food but it's not some where I would go repeatedly.

Thank Monica P

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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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
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?