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Cronins Restaurant

9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 663 0903
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shepherds pie” (53 reviews)
“pork steak” (9 reviews)
“seafood trio” (9 reviews)
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our best overall meal in Ireland was had at Cronin's. We really liked the menu choices and the food was very good. Our party of four had a wide variety of starters, entrees and desserts. Everyone sampled everything each of us got and there wasnt...More

Thank trantmatt
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great food and excellent staff.so friendly and efficient Food is always consistently good.really nice place for food.

Thank Yvonne B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food average. Service average. Went here due to rating on trip adv. 4.8???? Really??? Far from it! We were upstairs at about 6 in the evening and there was people near enough sharing their meals with strangers. If you are wanting to bring kids...this is...More

Thank Enda H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our hotel (Fairview) recommended this nearby restaurant so we tried it our first night in Killarney. Our meals were excellent! We went back on another evening for another excellent meal. Reasonably priced and great food.

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great family run restaurant in a cute pub like atmosphere. Food was excellent as was the service. We ducked in when it started to rain and we were glad we did. Make reservations. They serve the same standard fare as most Irish restaurants but they...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hearty traditional food. Kind of like gastro pub food without it being a pub. The breakfast is great though

Thank Stepho123456
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been trying seafood chowder all across Ireland. We've been here 10 days so far and this is the best. Cozy place in Killarney. Friendly service and a great meal.

Thank JFW963
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently went to this restaurant based and were treated very poorly. We had a group of 5 and were rudely told they had no tables for 5 despite 4 open tables visible in the restaurant. The Cronins employee had no remorse and clearly was...More

Thank Megan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the Shepard's pie and the lamb. Flavors were excellent. Highly recommend the shepherds pie and wanted to get back there again during our vacation to get it again but was sad our travels never led us back that way. Service was good and...More

Thank Camp-I-am
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My other half and I regularly eat here. The food is very very good and the staff are very friendly and couldn't do enough for us each time. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Dominique C
I'm so confused??????? I'm hoping you can answer my questions and clarify. When you say sticky toffee pudding, are you actually talking about sticky toffee pudding or is that like, referring to something that's not sticky toffee pudding?? because I am quite familiar with Cronin's sticky toffee pudding. And. it. ROCKS. so please, next time you talk about sticky toffee pudding, just ???????????????? ok!
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
Hello, We have a 6 year old child with a serious nut allergy that requires avoidance of all nuts/seeds and traces of the same. We haven't eaten out since her diagnosis around Christmas but hope to travel to Killarney shortly for a visit. Does Cronins have any experience and policies in dealing with people with nut allergies and be able to provide safe meal free from any nuts/seeds/cross contamination ? Thanks a lot in advance for any advice Jamie
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
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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