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Cronins Restaurant

9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
353 64 31521
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Ranked #13 of 148 Restaurants in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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91% Recommend
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Decided to head into this cute eatery before heading off to Ross Castle. The thing that caught my eye was a tripadvisor sticker in the window & the thing that caught my teenagers eye was the free wifi sticker. I found the food reasonably priced, we all left full & really satisfied with the quality of the food (even 2... More

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8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We ate here several times during the summer. The specials were great value and fresh. The service was exceptional with very attentive staff. We completely enjoyed our meal and would highly recommend a visit

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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Twenty two people didn't daunt this staff for a minute. Comfortably set up in the upstairs dining room, we had everything from roast lamb to vegetable curry. Folks raved about the crispy duck but mostly it was the service. When martinis were ordered were ordered (apparently not as prevalent here) and the bar didn't have olives, off they went to... More

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Sewell, New Jersey, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Had a crispy skin duck with an orange and ginger glaze over sautéed cabbage. Amazing. Husband had fish and chips which looked good but my dinner was better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We spent the night in Killarney recently and ate at Cronin's at the suggestion of some of the hotel staff. My sister had the pork steak with goat's cheese, my mother had fish, and I had a vegetarian curry all three of us were very pleased with our meal.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Excellent food and service. We had the Shepard's pie and mustard chicken. Waitress was very good, but needs to smile more.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A busy place I didn't eat here but went for the live music it was recommend to us off our tour guide they didn't disappoint! Food looked good but was on the pricey side. Good selection of beverages and great local music well worth a visit!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stayed in Killarney for two nights and went to Croninis the first night... Not a good first impression. Food was overcooked, overly deep fried and tasteless! Wine selection was very limited and basic. We were 4 people, all had a different starter and main... 8 different diches - all really low quality! Would not recommend to anyone and will... More

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CroninsRestaurant, Owner at Cronins Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Rejser2012 Thank your for your review. We were disappointed to hear that you did not fully enjoy your meal in Cronin's. As a family restaurant, we take great pride in serving fresh, locally sourced food to ensure that our customers have a great meal. Based on your review and the additional details you have kindly provided us with, I... More

Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Really enjoyed our visit to Cronins - from the banter with Pat at the door to the gorgeous food to the service and atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Cronins has a very welcoming and homely atmosphere! The food is nice but timing could be better as we had ordered a portion of chips to have with our meal and they weren't brought to our table till we were three quarters way through our meal!

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CroninsRestaurant, Owner at Cronins Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mullenfam Thank you for your feedback. Please allow us to apologise for the timing of your meal. As a family run restaurant we personally want to make sure that all our guests have a great meal with us. Please be assured that this is not our regular quality of service and we have taken steps to remedy this situation.... More

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