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Cronins Restaurant

College Street, Killarney, Ireland
064 6630903
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Ranked #15 of 137 restaurants in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $9 - $31
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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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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Attentive friendly staff. Tasty homely food. Crab claws let it down at 9eur for 6. Otherwise recommend after a long day on the road

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Killarney, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lovely staff brilliant food not overpriced excellent service great choice of menu no delays will definitely go back

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Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The quality of food was excellent, but you wouldn't think it with the appearance of the place. Lots of locals always a good sign and Mary the waitress was very friendly, top class chef named john, only criticism would be that the decor does not do the food justice. Don't let it put you off though as the food was... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Excellent food and not expensive. Lovely staff. Also seating area upstairs, we noticed people looking in and leaving when they thought it was full, make sure you come in and ask, you will be directed upstairs to an equally as nice area. Curry was really tasty. Shame we visited on our last night in Killarney, would have loved to have... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

the food was great and not too expensive and was served a helpful smile. would use again without a second thought.

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I went to Killarney on a weekday and our train arrived at around 9pm. Cronins was pretty much one of the 2 restaurants still open when we went out to get some food, and what a great surprise! The portions were really big, the food was absolutely delicious. The owners/staff were super friendly and were ridiculously busy, taking really good... More

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Cardiff
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Went here two nights running whilst in Killarney as we enjoyed the first night so much. Food and drink were very reasonably priced especially compared to others in the area and was excellent quality. We both had starters and main one night and different mains and dessert the second and couldn't fault any of it. Service was also exceptional. If... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

What a really pleasant surprise. Just like a home cooked meal. Tasty, nourishing, served well with fresh ingredients. Highly recommend.

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Killarney
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5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Good food at reasonable prices Nothing fancy about Cronins would consider it a working mans restaurant where the portions are a good size. They do a great breakfast Staff very attentive and very clean

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Utah
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Not a bad place but nothing of note. Shepards pie was good. Lamb shank was below average. Steak was ok. Smoked salmon was good but presented poorly. Needs some flair to go with the food and rethink the lamb shank. Thought it was roast beef.

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