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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
Closed now
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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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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I like this place a lot. Everyone greets you when you show up and everyone says goodbye when you leave. They have an awesome beer selection and a very nice cocktail menu but what will make you come back again and again is the food. The food is incredible. What a great selection! This place could be a fine dining... More 

Thank Scott V
San Diego, California, Usa
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent dinner and great mai tai's. Server, I think her name was Ivy from S Dakota, was great and also gave us some tips for our Volcano visit.

Thank Ken N
Kentville, Canada
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove into town from the north and we were starving. This was the first place we came to. Looking at the rough and rundown exterior I was unsure of going in , even with my husband, and looked thru the windows to see if there were any women inside. It seemed like an olden days tavern; men only! We... More 

Thank ValleyCouple
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164 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Standard mainland bar menu, average quality food, expensive with great service. Unless you want to watch TV, there is no reason to spend money here.

Thank Realtyhank
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 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 

1 Thank Angela C
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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

1 Thank 72geraldt
Seattle, Washington
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195 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

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.

Thank TravelTalk2
Tenerife, Spain
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92 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 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.

Thank DaveThePubsinger
Hilo, Hawaii
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

Thank kisan719
Melbourne, Australia
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203 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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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, Groups, Cheap Eats
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?