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Cronins Restaurant

9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 663 0903
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The atmosphere is great, small restaurant on one of the Main Streets so it’s very convenient to a lot of the city center hotels. We ordered two appetizers one smoked salmon and one prawn salad. Both delicious. Then we had the veggie curry. Amazing. Loved...More

Thank CelticDreamTours
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate here in January. We hadn't booked but were given a table once the Waiter had checked if there was one available. The food was really good and the Waitress that served us was both Friendly and professional which added to our enjoyment of...More

Thank AidanWalsh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place, lovely ambience, great food, very nice staff, reasonable prices, right in the centre of Killarney town. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Pat O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious hearty food and amazing service, just like you’re at home with family. After eating at pubs for the last 3 nights while driving the West Coast of Ireland... this is the food we’d been looking for. Whenever I read reviews on TripAdvisor I go...More

Thank jjag80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely place with really good honest food at reasonable prices. In some respects, this is an old fashioned restaurant, but I mean this in the best possible way. Great service and good, unpretentious food at fair prices. Well worth a visit when in Killarney.

Thank Paul_Dunne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cosy restaurent where locals go. Staff very anxious to please good selection Had the duck which was a bit skinny generous glass of wine

Thank williamCarrigaline
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

While visiting west cork we took a trip to Killarney for the day! As we had been here before a few years ago I returned to Cronins Restaurant! It did not disappoint us the food was excellent and the value for money was really good!...More

Thank waterlightie82
Reviewed 8 January 2018

It was one of the few places that was still open when we were trying to grab a meal. We were seated up stairs, we enjoyed our meal. Good service and a the sticky toffee pudding was great!

Thank wh0cares11
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped In today, so glad we did it was perfect we had Soup with Fresh Soda bread, Lasagna and a toasted special. Everything was just perfect 👌 they also have their own crafted cider and beer well worth trying, will definitely call in again, staff...More

Thank Tracey-ann M
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Fabulous food, very friendly staff, couldn't fault it! 13 people...no complaints! Will definitely be back.

Thank SB-Cork
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Dominique C
2 March 2017|
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Response from blueeyes2016 | Reviewed this property |
I didnt mention sticky toffee in my review? im confused
Jamie M
10 August 2016|
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Response from Peterbarry01 | Reviewed this property |
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
12:15 - 21:30
12:15 - 21:30
12:15 - 21:30
12:15 - 21:30
12:15 - 21:30
12:15 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Killarney
  • Phone Number: +353 64 663 0903
  • E-mail
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 Johnny and Noreen’s son Pat took over the business full time to ensure the family tradition continued. Today much has changed has changed in the Cronins but much of the ideals which Johnny and Norreen had when they first opened in 1957 remain the same , good quality food in a friendly family atmosphere, and with their children and grandchildren still working in the restaurant these ideals shall remain the same.
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