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Cronins Restaurant

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9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
+353 (0) 64 6630903
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12:15 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: History of Cronin’s RestaurantIn 1957 Johnny and Noreen Cronin opened a...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cannot fault it, but don't expect finesse.

We went based on reviews, and found the place was as described. Charming staff, nice ambience, great service. The seafood chowder was the best I had in Ireland. The roast lamb portion was enormous. No frills, just a big pile of slices hiding the colcannon. The deserts were very good. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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hamshire
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We went based on reviews, and found the place was as described. Charming staff, nice ambience, great service. The seafood chowder was the best I had in Ireland. The roast lamb portion was enormous. No frills, just a big pile of slices hiding the colcannon. The deserts were very good. It delivered as promised. For me, it was a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Good reception, restaurant was full, needed to wait for 25 minutes in a hotel further down the street, with live music. At the agreed time table ready. The steak was not medium, the personnel arranged a new meal, second steak was cooked to perfection accompanied with very tasty fries. Also the salmon of my partner was super. Place to recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I really recomend this restaurant you can try the chicken, the fish or the beef you can enjoy a really special flavor in each one. It is a very nice place you must try.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The restaurant was full when we arrived but the host was very polite and efficient and told us a table would be available in 25 mins so we went for a drink in the pub next door and when we arrived back the table was all ready for us. The food was excellent and the service was very prompt. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I stopped in Killarney to catch a train to another part of the country, and needed some lunch. I was delighted to find Cronin's. It is a traditional cafe with a great roast of the day, and friendly service. Killarney can feel very "manufactured Irish" and this place is a normal down-to-earth restaurant with good food. No plastic shamrocks here!... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Our B & B host suggested Cronins among others. After not being able to get in for the first 2 nights, we booked for the 3rd. So glad we did. The food was superb as was the service. And the prices were reasonable. Of the 3 restaurant we tried whilstin Killarney Cronins was the best by far.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Every night we stayed in Killarney we tried to eat at Cronin's. It was always packed...and for good reason. The third night we went at 4:00 pm and it was delicious! I strongly recommend the seafood chowder and salmon. We even had dessert, Irish Cream Cheesecake. The line out the door every night is for a reason! It's worth the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We arrived at the restaurant with no reservation but the host was very helpful and found us a table for two within 20 minutes. We were upstairs and the ambiance was good. The service was very quick and friendly. We ordered two glasses of beer which came very quickly. We enjoyed a main course of lamb cutlets and shepherds pie... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a popular place but we managed to get in thanks to Pat on our second night and our experience was worth the wait. Great meals and drinks in a lovely setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Me and my boyfriend went to this restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. We ordered mains and desserts and cannot be satisfied with food more. Both steak and beef burger were very well cooked and tasty. Rhubarb crumble and creme brule simply delicious! Staff friendly and atmosphere very pleasant. We recommend for everybody. :)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Killarney
  • Phone Number: +353 (0) 64 6630903

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 31
  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

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.
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

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