Cronies Bar & Grill

Enjoy the Game and a Great Meal at Cronies Bar & Grill
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Enjoy a game-day environment like no other at Cronies Bar & Grill in Hilo. Choose from a variety of drink options as well as tasty, filling entrees or appetizers. Enjoy the fun, friendly atmosphere along with a tasty scrumptious meal. 

- The Local Expert Team

Cronies Bar & Grill in the heart of downtown Hilo serves the best burgers, appetizers, steaks, sandwiches, salads, draft beers, cocktails, and more all perfect companions to the experience of a great game day experience. 

This guest favorite has been given several notable awards including being named the Best of Hawaii by the Tribune-Herald. It was awarded the distinction of being named the Best Sports Bar, The Best Pau Hana, and having the Best Burger in the region. 

This interesting, laid-back bar and grill is “the place” to go when you want to have a filling meal and enjoy the latest game. Being a bar, you can expect Cronies to provide a wide range of drink options. These choices include the Cronies Mai Tai, which has been the best-selling drink for over 20 years and is made with the Don Q Cristal Rum and fruit juices, topped with a Mahina Dark Rum Float. 

You can also enjoy a variety of draft beers in either 16 or 32 oz servings. Local beer options are supplied by Kona Brewing Company. Domestic beer includes Bud Light and imported options include Guinness and Stella Artois. There are also rotating beer selections that change, so be sure to ask your server about these choices. You can choose from canned, bottled, or draft beer along with a rather extensive choice of specialty drinks. Cronies Bar & Grill even features wine options of white or red. 

When visiting Cronies Bar & Grill, be sure to try the following menu items…

Begin your meal with some of Cronies best starters, including Kalua Nachos, Mauna Loa Gravy-Cheese Fries, Lyman Steak, “Broke da Mouth” Pika Wings, Fish Tacos, and more. 

Enjoy a specialty salad with your choice of several dressing options. Choose from the Fresh Grilled Fish Salad, Chinese Chicken Salad, Caesar Salad, or Cobb Salad. You can also add a soup of the day in a cup or bowl or a Cronies bread bowl. 

Cronies feature flatbread pizza options including Three Cheese, Pepperoni & Mushroom, Kalua Pig & Pineapple, Sweet Thai Chili Chicken, or Loaded Vegetarian options. 

As you might expect in a sport’s themed bar, the burgers are world-famous and a popular menu choice. Choose from several burger options of Certified Angus Beef, in either ½ lb or 1/4 lb sizes. Burger options include Cheeseburger, Bacon Cheeseburger, Swiss & Mushroom Burger or Black n’ Bleu Burger, Loco Burger, The Tamashiro Burger, or the Teriyaki Burger.

Cronies Bar & Grill also features a variety of sandwiches including the staff favorite Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich or the Fresh Catch, Grilled Reuben, French Dip, Triple Decker BLT, Turkey Club Sandwich, Hot Pastrami Sandwich and more. 

Cronie’s favorite sides include options of French fries or rice, onion rings or tater tots, or mashed potatoes or side salads.  All entrées are served with a choice of mashed potatoes, rice, or French fries.

Kids Menu (Keiki Corner)
Kids can choose from Three Cheeseburger Sliders, P.B. & J, Grilled Cheese, Hot Dog, all served with veggie sticks or French fries. Mac & Cheese is also another option. 

Choose from Cronies Bar & Grill specialty entrées. Choices include the Panilio, which is an Angus beef rib eye, the Queen’s Cut, an eight-ounce top sirloin, Steak & Shrimp, an eight-ounce top sirloin and popcorn shrimp, Coconut Jalapeno Baby Back Pork Ribs, Chicken or Veggie Penne Primavera, Country Fried Steak, Grilled Island Fish, Lavaman Red Beer-Battered Fish, or the Loco Moco a 1/2lb Angus Beef patty paired with a bed of steamed rice with homemade gravy and two fried eggs. 

Finish off any meal with a delicious treat. Choices include the Mauna Kea Ice Cream Pie, Creme Brulee Bread Pudding, Chocolate Lava Cake, or the New York-Style Cheesecake.  

Insider Tips:
-All burgers can be substituted for vegetarian options. Just ask for this change if you don’t want to consume meat. 
-Cronies Bar & Grill is a storied brand that is a favorite of both locals and visitors alike.
-Ask about specialty drinks made with the freshest ingredients.