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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%
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“shepherds pie” (44 reviews)
“lamb” (70 reviews)
“seafood trio” (9 reviews)
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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 10 September 2017

We picked this restaurant based on its good reviews and were very pleased with our choice. Between the four of us, we all had different entree and all the food was delicious. The food arrived piping hot and tasted great. Everything was fresh and flavourful....More

Thank Katjo73
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Four of us visited here for tea. We had fish and chips, shepherds pie and chicken curry . All the meals were lovely and I would certainly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Abbot1967
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The athmosphere is quite nice, small dining room, very cosy! The food is ok, but nothing special! Sides were prety boring and without imagination. In comparison to other irish dinging spots it was also a bit more expensive for lesser quality.

Thank claude154
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

The entire staff was fantastic. The accommodated us at closing and took great care of us. Food was awesome.

Thank Ashish S
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Came here this week for a meal and found the restaurant very busy. Evidently very popular with tourists. We were seated upstairs and served quickly by Kayleigh. Food was reasonably priced and very good. We happened to be near a group of VERY noisy American...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

I love a great seafood chowder. To my delight, I found one of the very best at Cronins Restaurant in Killarney. The soda bread was nothing to write home about - but still no reason to complain.

Thank Wolfgang L
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We went there for dinner. Need to book beforehand because it's usually full. The food is good and waiters are very nice. Lamb was delicious!!!

Thank Eliane P
Reviewed 21 August 2017

You may have to join a queue to get in to Cronins. I dined early and managed to avoid this but it is testament to this great little restaurant, popular with locals and tourists alike. I had the lamb roast which was great value for...More

Thank Kate P
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Came here with 8 of my friends. We all got different main courses and every one of us loved our meal. The food was delicious and service was great. They also had a gluten free chocolate cake which was amazing. Loved it here

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Delicious meals. We stayed in Killarney for three nights, and ate there each night! The Shepherd's Pie, Pork with Scallops, and Lamb were all amazing. The staff was so friendly! Highly recommend!

Thank meagskeb
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Questions & Answers
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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 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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