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All 149 Killarney Restaurants

Cronins Restaurant

9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
+353 (0) 64 6630903
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Ranked #12 of 149 Restaurants in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $31
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:15 pm - 9:30 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely meal here with my four brothers and sisters. It was about 9 when we turned up on a Wednesday night but the staff were lovely , meals all delicious and prices good. I'd definitely recommend it

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We popped in to Cronins Restaurant for quick lunch and choose dish from their Lunch Menu Specials - food was delicious, service efficient and staff very friendly. Great spot! Highly recommended. :)

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We went here as a foursome with another couple we know. The lady that served us was very friendly. She was able to give us information on the surrounding area and good places to go after dinner. We were served very quickly and the food was absolutely delicious. Between us we had a wide range of the dishes including tiger... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We enjoyed a well served meal at Cronins. The food was plentiful, the beer was properly poured and everyone in this intimate restaurant left with a smile on their face!

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Killarney, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We send many of our guests to eat in Cronins Restaurant over the season and they all come back to thank us for the recommendation Value and quality is very important nowadays and that is what they get

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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198 reviews 198 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Superb food and a warm welcome and delightful cosy atmosphere make this a memorable dining experience. The seafood chowder was utterly delicious, brimming with fresh chunks of fish and full of flavour. The Ring of Kerry triple lamb cutlets were tender and succulent, served with yummy fresh veg. The beer battered fish was fresh and sweet and the chips were... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This was the first place that me and my business associates came to after we checked in to our hotel down the street. It was early morning and we were in desperate need of caffeine after our long flight. The place is located in a nice part of town. The décor was very pleasing as were the staff. I cannot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

We dined here on the recommendation of the nice woman who checked us in at the Castle Rock Guest House. It is obviously family run and the staff was very kind and efficient. We had tried mussels at every restaurant that offered them on our trip to Ireland. Cronin's were fresh and delicious and begged for us to sop up... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Six of us walked in off street at 7oclock pm downstairs was full so we were shown up to the loft where we got brilliant service and lovely food at a reasonable price .Would recommend it to anyone.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What a cozy restaurant filled with locals! Prices were very reasonable for great meals! We had the shepherds pie and lamb. Neither disappointed.

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Additional Information about Cronins Restaurant

Address: 9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 (0) 64 6630903
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Killarney
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 12:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 12:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 12:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 31

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