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“Ick”

Cronies Bar & Grill
Ranked #19 of 243 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Portland, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
273 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Ick”
Reviewed 16 November 2013

No matter how badly you think you need to go to a sports bar while in Hilo, don't go to Cronies even though it appears to be the only one. It's your basic sports bar: lots of TVs and uniforms on the walls. The menu items that aren't your basic bar fare are pretty good (e.g., pork rolls). The basic bar fare is mediocre. The main problem is service. I've been trying to think of a term that conveys how awful the service was (terrible, atrocious). We had to hunt down a server every time we wanted anything, from water to food to refills to the bill. Almost as disappointing was the signature bucket of fries. Servers delivered heaping buckets of fries that looked like a good deal. It wasn't. The bucket had a false wax paper bottom that made the quantity of fries far less than appeared.

  • Visited November 2013
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California
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Burgers on Bay Front”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

Every time I come to town I find myself in Cronies for their burgers and fries. Great value and a great location in downtown Hilo. I always have fast service and tasty food. There is something for everyone.

  • Visited February 2013
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Dundee, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“American diner with views of the front”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Very trendy american dinner, decorated with various football strips. Staff were very friendly and the food good. Had the fish mains and there was plenty of it. Well worth a visit

Visited September 2013
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Thank Bearair52
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Perth, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Not for me!”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

On the drive from Volcano to the northern part of Hawaii island we decided to stop in at Hilo for a look and a quick bite to eat. After parking on what we thought was the main part of town, we did a lap of the streets and after not finding any Hawaiian food, we went into Cronies so we could have a beer with our lunch. The beer was good - they had plenty of varierty, but unfortunately the food was not good. My hubby went for the daily special which was a pork belly on rice, and it came out boiled, fatty and squishy!! I think it was a really poor quality cut of pork belly, and if that's all you can get, then don't serve it let alone advertise it as a daily special! I had a chicken burger which was just average. Extra points to our server who was really nice, and the atmosphere in the bar was pretty good too. Shame about the below-par food though.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank KTouchstone
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Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good food good prices.”
Reviewed 23 September 2013 via mobile

Just wanted a heavy snack to hold us over till dinner. Had Hawaiian rolls & shared a mushroom Swiss burger. Also had a couple beers and island iced tea. All was very good and a great value. Good service nice atmosphere & Monday night football.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Benizziranch
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