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Big Island Top Dogs 811 Laukapu St #6, Hilo
Big Island Top Dogs
Burgers • $

Big Island Top Dogs

811 Laukapu St #6, Hilo, HI 96720

Great hotdogs with plenty of variations to choose from. I really loved the “Pocho” that I got. The Portuguese sausage was fantastic.I was saddened to see...

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  • Superb165 Reviews4.8
Pho 99 18 Furneaux Ln, Hilo
Pho 99
Vietnamese

Pho 99

18 Furneaux Ln, Hilo, HI 96720

Viet is not my native cuisine, but is one of my favorite, so Ive had a lot. I loved this place! Funky atmosphere, but the food, warmth of service, and prices...

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  • Superb104 Reviews4.9
Kawamoto Store 784 Kilauea Ave, Hilo
Kawamoto Store
Japanese • $

Kawamoto Store

784 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

My niece asked me to go with her into Hilo town early one morning. Kawamoto's had just opened and had a short line. Glad we stopped in because everything...

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  • Superb191 Reviews4.7
Ratana's Green Papaya Salad 211 Kilauea Ave, Hilo
Ratana's Green Papaya Salad
Thai • $

Ratana's Green Papaya Salad

211 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

A very clean restaurant owned by women. This store has no fancy decorations but you feel comfortablely eating the food made from them. Very clean working place...

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  • Superb142 Reviews4.7
Saucy Dogs 14 Furneaux Ln, Hilo
Saucy Dogs
Hot Dogs • $

Saucy Dogs

14 Furneaux Ln, Hilo, HI 96720

We came from far and we stopped there as I really wanted us to try a chili hot dog somewhere. It was so tasteful we ended up coming back the next day and...

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  • Superb136 Reviews4.7
Tamari Lunch 22 Furneaux Ln, Hilo
Tamari Lunch
Japanese • $

Tamari Lunch

22 Furneaux Ln, Hilo, HI 96720

What can I say?!! It's a great cute little place where the food is made to order and fresh!! So good, I got the special Tempura fish, crispy and not over...

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  • Superb71 Reviews4.9
Panchos Tacos Truck 15-2942 Pahoa Village Rd, Pāhoa
Panchos Tacos Truck
Tacos

Panchos Tacos Truck

15-2942 Pahoa Village Rd, Pāhoa, HI 96778

It's not easy to find really good Mexican food here on the Big Island. Especially if you're born in Los Angeles like I am. However, Pancho's is...

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  • Superb87 Reviews4.8
Aloha Mondays 1348 Kilauea Ave, Hilo
Aloha Mondays
Caterers

Aloha Mondays

1348 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

This is one of the best places I have ever eaten! They change the menu every week which I cherish. Their parings are so tasty!!This is a must eat spot when...

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  • Superb86 Reviews4.8
Dragon Kitchen Sushi 330 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo
Dragon Kitchen Sushi
Sushi • $

Dragon Kitchen Sushi

330 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

It was okay only thing inside restroom was a little messy and out of toilet paper. But that wasn't due to any of the restaurants in that building it had...

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  • Superb122 Reviews4.7
Puka Puka Kitchen 270 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo
Puka Puka Kitchen
Hawaiian • $$

Puka Puka Kitchen

270 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

Found this spot on Yelp after landing on the Big island. Ima lover of smaller and more authentic places. Puka Puka did not disappoint. The waitress was super...

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  • Superb197 Reviews4.6
5-Spice 2064 Kilauea Ave, Hilo
5-Spice
Korean • $

5-Spice

2064 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

First of all let me say "I HATE U"!!!! Burger was so ridiculously amazing, if there was an avocado extra I may have actually killed over. Definitely...

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  • Superb77 Reviews4.8
Hale Hookah 60 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo
Hale Hookah
Hookah Bar • $

Hale Hookah

60 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

Awesome spot in Hilo!It doesn't matter what you smoke. If you're any kind of smoker you should check this place out. Upon entering the store you can...

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  • Superb58 Reviews4.9
Hawaiian Style Cafe Hilo 681 Manono St, Hilo
Hawaiian Style Cafe Hilo
Hawaiian • $$

Hawaiian Style Cafe Hilo

681 Manono St, Hilo, HI 96720

Our server was AMAZING tonight! We decided last minute to grab dinner before a movie and got super lucky with a short wait. Our server (I didn't catch her...

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  • Superb395 Reviews4.5
Le Yellow Sub 213 Kalanianaole St, Hilo
Le Yellow Sub
Vietnamese • $

Le Yellow Sub

213 Kalanianaole St, Hilo, HI 96720

So I haven’t remembered to take a photo of my Bah Mi because by the time I get it I inhale it lol. BUT this place is amazing. Honestly for the last few...

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  • Superb69 Reviews4.8
Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill Hilo 64 Keawe St, Hilo
Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill Hilo
Grills • $$

Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill Hilo

64 Keawe St, Hilo, HI 96720

A beautiful building in downtown Hilo. I heard that it used to be an old bank. They even converted the safe into a wine room! And the food and service were...

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  • Superb350 Reviews4.5
Pineapples Restaurant 332 Keawe St, Hilo
Pineapples Restaurant
New American • $$

Pineapples Restaurant

332 Keawe St, Hilo, HI 96720

The staff were friendly and fast with serving food and drinks. While the mai tai flight was great, our pasta could have been well seasoned. Overall this place...

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  • Superb338 Reviews4.5
Suisan Fish Market 93 Lihiwai St, Hilo
Suisan Fish Market
Seafood Markets • $$

Suisan Fish Market

93 Lihiwai St, Hilo, HI 96720

Best poke I've ever had in my life. Better than anything on the Kona side of the island, better than any of the places I've been to in Oahu, and...

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  • Superb269 Reviews4.5
Antics Pizza 475 Kinoole St, Hilo
Antics Pizza
Pizza

Antics Pizza

475 Kinoole St, Hilo, HI 96720

Piping hot pizza! We were headed to onekahakaha beach and decided to grab pizza lunch as a picnic. They were hosting an event on location but took our to go...

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  • Superb67 Reviews4.7
Koji's Bento Korner Inc 52 Ponahawai St, Hilo
Koji's Bento Korner Inc
Hamburger • $

Koji's Bento Korner Inc

52 Ponahawai St, Hilo, HI 96720

Cute little hole in the wall that I found randomly on Yelp. I got the breakfast burger w/ fries and my boyfriend got the koji loco. Super affordable,...

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  • Superb94 Reviews4.6
Bangkok Villa Hilo 59 Kalakaua St, Hilo
Bangkok Villa Hilo
Thai • $$

Bangkok Villa Hilo

59 Kalakaua St, Hilo, HI 96720

Stopped here yesterday for takeout and we were really happy with the flavors and service. I'd say it's the best Thai food Ive had on the island, at...

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  • Superb94 Reviews4.6
Liko Lehua Cafe 177 Kaumana Dr, Hilo
Liko Lehua Cafe
Burgers • $$

Liko Lehua Cafe

177 Kaumana Dr, Hilo, HI 96720

Quaint roadside cafe in a neighborhood. Try the homemade butters. We bought some but had to leave it behind at the airport. It can be taken in checked bags,...

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  • Superb171 Reviews4.5
Tina's Garden Cafe 168 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo
Tina's Garden Cafe
Asian Fusion • $$

Tina's Garden Cafe

168 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

Food was great, the portions are huge. The smoothies are extremely sweet. The service is horrible though. Idk if its because i wasnt a local but she was super...

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  • Superb171 Reviews4.5
The Booch Bar 110 Keawe St, Hilo
The Booch Bar
American • $$

The Booch Bar

110 Keawe St, Hilo, HI 96720

Second time I’ve been here—Palo Santo Jun is absolutely incredible. So cleansing. Menu is creative, fresh, and goes above expectations with extra treats...

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  • Superb168 Reviews4.5
Millie's Deli & Snack Shop 94 Kalanianaole St, Hilo
Millie's Deli & Snack Shop
Deli • $

Millie's Deli & Snack Shop

94 Kalanianaole St, Hilo, HI 96720

I've visited Millie's for take out several times now. I'm a bit of a creature of habit so I order the Pastrami Sandwich on Wheat. I really enjoy...

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  • Superb78 Reviews4.6
Perfect Harmony Boutique & Tea Room 276 Keawe St, Hilo
Perfect Harmony Boutique & Tea Room
Tea Rooms • $$

Perfect Harmony Boutique & Tea Room

276 Keawe St, Hilo, HI 96720

I just ordered two dresses and and a jumpsuit from perfect harmony and they are so beautiful, perfect fit and the perfect fabric for living in a tropical...

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  • Superb54 Reviews4.7
King's Vietnamese Cuisine 57 Mamo St, Hilo
King's Vietnamese Cuisine
Vietnamese

King's Vietnamese Cuisine

57 Mamo St, Hilo, HI 96720

I called ahead and ordered, because of previous posts. Good advice! I only ordered the banh mi, but everything on the menu looked great! Definitely worth going...

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  • Superb28 Reviews5
Ken's House of Pancakes 1730 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo
Ken's House of Pancakes
Pancakes • $$

Ken's House of Pancakes

1730 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

Wow! Somebody recommended that we visit Ken's for breakfast, and I'm so glad we went! Delicious food. I had a Loco Moco...Corned Beef Hash Moko with...

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  • Superb384 Reviews4.4
HeartBeet Catering 48 Kamana St #101, Hilo
HeartBeet Catering
Caterers

HeartBeet Catering

48 Kamana St #101, Hilo, HI 96720

There’s SO MANY positive things to say about Jasmine and her team that I don’t even know where to begin!!! She catered our private event of 17, for an...

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  • Superb27 Reviews5
Scicchitano's Pizzeria 2100 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo
Scicchitano's Pizzeria
Chicken Wings

Scicchitano's Pizzeria

2100 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

The pizza is the best I've had on Big Island. The margherita pizza is a delicious pizza. A cross between New York style and Naples style. A must try for...

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  • Superb49 Reviews4.7
Cafe 100 969 Kilauea Ave, Hilo
Cafe 100
Hawaiian • $

Cafe 100

969 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

For the love of Loco Moco, you must have it in its hometown Hilo and you definitely visit Cafe 100. The name is a tribute to the 100th Battalion In WWII where...

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  • Superb270 Reviews4.4

American Restaurants

American in Hilo
The Booch Bar 110 Keawe St, Hilo
The Booch Bar
American • $$

The Booch Bar

110 Keawe St, Hilo, HI 96720

Second time I’ve been here—Palo Santo Jun is absolutely incredible. So cleansing. Menu is creative, fresh, and goes above expectations with extra treats...

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  • Superb168 Reviews4.5
Hilo Bay Cafe 123 Lihiwai St, Hilo
Hilo Bay Cafe
American • $$

Hilo Bay Cafe

123 Lihiwai St, Hilo, HI 96720

Beautiful presentation of ALL the dishes, beautiful location and great service. We ordered the special, lamb with Dahl and jasmine rice as well as the duck....

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  • Superb249 Reviews4.3
Joann's Lounge Bar 88 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo
Joann's Lounge Bar
American • $$

Joann's Lounge Bar

88 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

Love the cozy feel of this bar! The service was great. They offer free pupus to enjoy along with your drinks. There are booth tables, but still sort of have...

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  • Superb72 Reviews4.3

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Hilo
Antics Pizza 475 Kinoole St, Hilo
Antics Pizza
Pizza

Antics Pizza

475 Kinoole St, Hilo, HI 96720

Piping hot pizza! We were headed to onekahakaha beach and decided to grab pizza lunch as a picnic. They were hosting an event on location but took our to go...

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  • Superb67 Reviews4.7
Pizza Hut Express 391 Makaala St, Hilo
Pizza Hut Express
Pizza

Pizza Hut Express

391 Makaala St, Hilo, HI 96720

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Little Caesars Pizza 125 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo
Little Caesars Pizza
Pizza • $

Little Caesars Pizza

125 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo, HI 96720

I ordered their premium Pizza with extra cheese, it was very good. They had friendly service, and took about 15 min to make two custom pizzas.... sometimes...

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  • Good81 Reviews4

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Hilo
Ocean Front Kitchen 555 Kalanianaole St A, Hilo
Ocean Front Kitchen
Chinese • $

Ocean Front Kitchen

555 Kalanianaole St A, Hilo, HI 96720

Keep your eyes peeled for the "$5.50 Lunch & Dinner" sign on the side of the road near the harbor. This little lunch shop is the best Chinese...

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  • Superb58 Reviews4.3
East Wind Fresh & Healthy Chinese Cuisine 14 W Lanikaula St #101, Hilo
East Wind Fresh & Healthy Chinese Cuisine
Chinese • $$

East Wind Fresh & Healthy Chinese Cuisine

14 W Lanikaula St #101, Hilo, HI 96720

Authentic Chinese food! They got the best fried rice in my opinion on the the while island! And. If you're planning on going there, I'd highly...

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  • Good98 Reviews4.1
Poly Feng Yuan 87 W Kawailani St, Hilo
Poly Feng Yuan
Chinese • $$

Poly Feng Yuan

87 W Kawailani St, Hilo, HI 96720

I can't believe I never found this place until today. Best Chinese food in Hilo, easily. The family style portions are large and the food fresh and tasty....

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  • Good65 Reviews4

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Hilo
McDonald's 325 Makaala St, Hilo
McDonald's
Fast Food • $

McDonald's

325 Makaala St, Hilo, HI 96720

Order a Local Deluxe Platter, Egg McMuffin, Dr Pepper and a Hi-C. The food was good but both drinks were horrible we ended up pouring both of them out. The...

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  • Good37 Reviews3.6
Taco Bell 2100 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo
Taco Bell
Fast Food • $

Taco Bell

2100 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

It was actually fast. And what I ordered didn't look like it was made by a blind gorilla with parkinson's. Keep it up. This is how fast food is...

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  • Good146 Reviews3.9
Verna's Drive In 1765 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo
Verna's Drive In
Fast Food • $$

Verna's Drive In

1765 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

Came here twice while staying in the Hilo area and I actually enjoyed this place a lot. It's your classic hawaiian drive through restaurant with plate...

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  • Good171 Reviews3.9

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Hilo
Suisan Fish Market 93 Lihiwai St, Hilo
Suisan Fish Market
Seafood Markets • $$

Suisan Fish Market

93 Lihiwai St, Hilo, HI 96720

Best poke I've ever had in my life. Better than anything on the Kona side of the island, better than any of the places I've been to in Oahu, and...

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  • Superb269 Reviews4.5
The Seaside Restaurant and Aqua Farm 1790 Kalanianaole St, Hilo
The Seaside Restaurant and Aqua Farm
Seafood • $$$

The Seaside Restaurant and Aqua Farm

1790 Kalanianaole St, Hilo, HI 96720

I've dined here before and was just back after about 5 years. Everything was perfect! In fact, even better than I remembered. The service, ambiance and...

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  • Superb204 Reviews4.3
Amano Fish Cake Factory 30 Holomua St, Hilo
Amano Fish Cake Factory
Seafood

Amano Fish Cake Factory

30 Holomua St, Hilo, HI 96720

Best gobo fishcake tempura. Only thing, I haven’t seen it in our Oahu Waipio Costco for months now. I miss it. ?Cut up some spam, brown it and pour cup...

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  • Superb23 Reviews4.6

Thai Restaurants

Thai in Hilo
Ratana's Green Papaya Salad 211 Kilauea Ave, Hilo
Ratana's Green Papaya Salad
Thai • $

Ratana's Green Papaya Salad

211 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

A very clean restaurant owned by women. This store has no fancy decorations but you feel comfortablely eating the food made from them. Very clean working place...

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  • Superb142 Reviews4.7
Bangkok Villa Hilo 59 Kalakaua St, Hilo
Bangkok Villa Hilo
Thai • $$

Bangkok Villa Hilo

59 Kalakaua St, Hilo, HI 96720

Stopped here yesterday for takeout and we were really happy with the flavors and service. I'd say it's the best Thai food Ive had on the island, at...

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  • Superb94 Reviews4.6
New Chiang Mai Thai Cuisine 2870, 110 Kalakaua St, Hilo
New Chiang Mai Thai Cuisine
Thai • $$

New Chiang Mai Thai Cuisine

2870, 110 Kalakaua St, Hilo, HI 96720

So we went here as a family tonight and ordered about 4 plates too much. The portions were good and the service was awesome.Most of the dishes were flavored...

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  • Superb173 Reviews4.4

Japanese Restaurants

Japanese in Hilo
Kawamoto Store 784 Kilauea Ave, Hilo
Kawamoto Store
Japanese • $

Kawamoto Store

784 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

My niece asked me to go with her into Hilo town early one morning. Kawamoto's had just opened and had a short line. Glad we stopped in because everything...

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  • Superb191 Reviews4.7
Tamari Lunch 22 Furneaux Ln, Hilo
Tamari Lunch
Japanese • $

Tamari Lunch

22 Furneaux Ln, Hilo, HI 96720

What can I say?!! It's a great cute little place where the food is made to order and fresh!! So good, I got the special Tempura fish, crispy and not over...

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  • Superb71 Reviews4.9
Hilo Lunch Shop 421 Kalanikoa St # 101, Hilo
Hilo Lunch Shop
Japanese • $

Hilo Lunch Shop

421 Kalanikoa St # 101, Hilo, HI 96720

Upon recommendation from my Hilo family, I stopped here for takeaway lunch around noon on a Saturday gorgeous day. The wait was minimal (around 13 mins) as the...

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  • Superb138 Reviews4.4

Vietnamese Restaurants

Vietnamese in Hilo
Pho 99 18 Furneaux Ln, Hilo
Pho 99
Vietnamese

Pho 99

18 Furneaux Ln, Hilo, HI 96720

Viet is not my native cuisine, but is one of my favorite, so Ive had a lot. I loved this place! Funky atmosphere, but the food, warmth of service, and prices...

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  • Superb104 Reviews4.9
Le Yellow Sub 213 Kalanianaole St, Hilo
Le Yellow Sub
Vietnamese • $

Le Yellow Sub

213 Kalanianaole St, Hilo, HI 96720

So I haven’t remembered to take a photo of my Bah Mi because by the time I get it I inhale it lol. BUT this place is amazing. Honestly for the last few...

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  • Superb69 Reviews4.8
King's Vietnamese Cuisine 57 Mamo St, Hilo
King's Vietnamese Cuisine
Vietnamese

King's Vietnamese Cuisine

57 Mamo St, Hilo, HI 96720

I called ahead and ordered, because of previous posts. Good advice! I only ordered the banh mi, but everything on the menu looked great! Definitely worth going...

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Cronies Bar & Grill 11 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo
Cronies Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

Cronies Bar & Grill

11 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

It's not the Cronies of old but they've managed to pivot and stay open. It's not as fun and inviting as it wants to be. Got fish and chips and...

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  • Good233 Reviews4.2
Hilo Town Tavern 168 Keawe St, Hilo
Hilo Town Tavern
Bar & Grill • $$

Hilo Town Tavern

168 Keawe St, Hilo, HI 96720

What a fun place! This was my first time and loved it! The staff was great! The drinks were fabulous! The food was delicious! We were there several hours...

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  • Good221 Reviews4.2
Kim's at Hilo Muni 340 Haihai St, Hilo
Kim's at Hilo Muni
Bar & Grill • $

Kim's at Hilo Muni

340 Haihai St, Hilo, HI 96720

Just moved here from Cali on the BI on June 1st. Our anniversary was on June 21st and we wanted to celebrate with some good food and drinks. We were greeted...

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  • Average29 Reviews3.1