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History of Cronin’s RestaurantIn 1957 Johnny and Noreen Cronin opened a small lodging house down Clover Lane. Noreen who worked as a cook for a brief period in London decided to use her talents in the kitchen serving lunches for local factory worker. At the time it was quite a small operation with Noreen and Johnny doing the cooking the serving and the wash up . As time went by the Cronin family Grew and Sisters Joan, Katherine, Helen, Norma along with their brother Pat all began to work in the lodging house. In 1977 after realising the popularity of there lunches Johnny and Noreen took the decision to buy a small thatched cottage on College street and turn it into Cronins Restaurant. In 1996
PRICE RANGE
US$9 - US$31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Irish, European, Healthy
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On my first trip at age 78 around The Old Sod with my two wonderful daughters, we arrived in Killarney on Day 9 of a 12 Day Trip. I was given 3 restaurant recommendations on Friday by staffers at the Old Weir Lodge and Cronin's...was one. I must say now that Cronin's is not just a top-notch spot to dine, it is one of the finest in my long life enjoying meals in the my home Boston area as well as Paris and northern Italy. We were early Friday to arrive at Cronin's and were lucky to get a comfortable table for three downstairs with no reservation. Mary was very helpful in offering multiple scrumptious offerings for meals plus my pint of delicious Killarney IPA, a tasty Manhattan for Kim and Corey's favorite Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks. Entrees were more special than expected. I had the baked Atlantic Salmon with a bowl of superb mixed veggies, Kim enjoyed a tasty Beef Shepherds Pie with Veggies and Corey, who requires a special diet, enjoyed a plate of perfect Fries and a special plate prepared for her. An inexpensive Australian Chardonnay added a delicious taste to our meals in addition to a pair of excellent tasting desserts - a Raspberry Tarts with Ice Cream and a Cheesecake also with Ice Cream. Just to let you know how much we enjoyed Cronins, our meals and the outstanding Service, we returned Saturday evening for another fine steak oriented meal with firm reservations in hand. WE loved KIllarney and truly enjoyed ding with the Cronins. I highly recommendation for try this fine restaurant in your travels to IrelandMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 13 October 2022 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and great food. We couldn’t have had better service and the meal was wonderful. We would love to visit again!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 13 October 2022 via mobile

We were lucky and were able to get last minute reservations to this delicious restaurant. The atmosphere, staff and food were excellent! My husband ordered the lamb shank and said it was his best meal in Ireland. I had the delicious lasagna. The Bailey’s Cheesecake...and Berry Tart were outstanding!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 12 October 2022 via mobile

This was a small excellent restaurant. We did make a reservation 2 weeks in advance. This was my birthday dinner so I splurged on surf and turf special that night. The filet was excellent. My son had the fish and chips and it was excellent....Service was great.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 6 October 2022

Stopped in on a Saturday night. No booking. Nice and clean with friendly staff. Service good and prompt. Good selection of choices available. I had duck and my wife had the fish special. Both lovely and good portions. Nice deserts and starters. Reasonably priced. Thoroughly...reccommendMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 October 2022 via mobile

We were very warmly greeted by a nice fellow and taken care of by a lovely lady who were great. The food was of fine quality and prepared so well! We had the salmon dinner and the roasted duck, both were delicious and each served...with a side of mashed potatoes and vegetables. A great brownie with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream was a superb choice for dessert. We would return in a minute. Well done folks. 😊More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 21 September 2022 via mobile

Thank you again for changing our booking to come after our flight delay. Food fofirst class as always and service too. A special Anniversary year too made special thank you. Browne family

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 12 September 2022

Fair priced delicious meals had by all. Tried to stop in on Thursday night but booked. Made reservation for Saturday and wasn't disappointed. Enjoy

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 5 September 2022 via mobile

Lovely old school restaurant. Vegetable soup, lasagna and raspberry tart were fantastic. Wonderful staff. Thank you for a fabulous evening!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 September 2022 via mobile

Reserved our table the previous evening. We were promptly seated. All the staff were pleasant and really helpful. The food was delicious. Thank you for a lovely experience

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 31 August 2022

Aug 30th. Seated in the street at approx 6 pm. Qvasi our server was great. She was great and attentive the whole time. Seafood chowder was great. My prime 10 oz was wonderful. My wife's lamb was eh . . . I tried her lamb...to check and eh . . . I have raised, slaughtered and cooked lamb as a reference. The rhubarb crumb was a nice finish, I added a scoop of vanilla. Definitely recommend the Rutting RedMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 30 August 2022 via mobile

On a recent visit to Killarney we ate one night at Cronin's restaurant. Busy spot but we were early and managed to secure a table. Service was excellent, a lovely lady served our table, very helpful & very friendly. Choice was really good, food was...well cooked & very well presented. Good value & we would highly recommend if in Killarney.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 24 August 2022 via mobile

At the outset let me say the staff in Cronins were top drawer. My partner's Fish and Chips excellent. I on the other hand had the SurfnTurf. 31.50 euros. Described as Fillet steak with Skellig Bay Prawnes. My dish arrived, nicely decorated Fillet with a...skewer of 5 prawnes on top. As soon as I saw the Prawnes I pointed it out , they were not Irish Prawnes, but Chineese or Brazilian. You know the type, rubber balls, you could hop them off the wall. Waitress brought it to the attention of the chef, he fobbed it off, saying they are supplied by Kenmare company, Star Seafood... I know this company well, they will supply you with any Prawnes you wish, but that depends what the Restaurant is willing to pay for them. You might camouflage these rubber balls in a curry, but not on a skewer, then again a lot of the public don't realise these Prawnes are foreign imports and are genuinely not good for your health. The lovely waitress, said they only charge me the steak portion, which I thought was a nice gesture, and on that note I gave her a generous tip....we laughed next morning when my partner looked at the bill and pointed out to me, the charged me 29.50 for the steak. That confirms, the Prawnes were 2 euros....Take these rubber balls off your menu...More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 23 August 2022

We were there in May. Vest restaurant on out trip!!! The service was great and the food was awesome. Definitely highly recommended!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 16 August 2022 via mobile

Great seafood, also has standard pub fare such as fish and chips and Sheppard pie. Sad not to see bangers and mash though. There is an absolute lack of anything on the menu for vegetarians except a veg soup starter. Not sure if chef would...make accommodations if asked but most people would feel uncomfortable making that request. Main dining room is up a steep set of stairs but there are a few tables down below. Toilet is up the stairs so if anyone can't climb stairs it would probably be best to look elsewhere.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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I didnt mention sticky toffee in my review? im confused
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Hi Jamie, My best advice would be to contact Cronin's themselves as they would be the best placed to answer this question especially as it is a serious issue if there was any type of cross contamination. To be fair they are... More
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Cronins Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4