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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, 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
Yummy food, friendly staff

Ate here with a friend. Lovely staff, very reasonably priced. Inside of restaurant nice and cosy. Would def recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Anne L
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Galway, Ireland
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Ate here with a friend. Lovely staff, very reasonably priced. Inside of restaurant nice and cosy. Would def recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Cronins was only 75 yards from our hotel and highly rated, so seemed like a good choice - it was. Sundays they don't open until 5 and the phone wasn't being answered so I couldn't confirm a reservation. I walked by a few times and finally able to get the attention of someone inside and asked if I could get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Had lunch here today in this cute little restaurant in Killarney The decor is some what "old world " giving the place a timeless traditional feel with great photos on the walls bringing us back in time to another era - an Ireland of times past This is reflected in the food - good solid home cooked food with flavour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stopped into eat during the racing festival. The place was very busy and we were told that there was no seating but they right away offered to hold a spot when one opens up. We were told to return in 45 minutes. We showed up 10 minutes early and there was a table waiting for us. Service was quick... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I got the shepards pie here and it was amazing. Authentic Irish food. Very, very tasty. Perfect Portion, great price. Would recommend to anyone who wants some authentic irish food in Killarney.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Our hotel recommended this restaurant. It had a real local flair. Excellent Irish food. The service was exceptional. It is a family run place. Will come back here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Enjoyed getting to try traditional Irish fare at reasonable prices. Also had vegetarian options. Food was very good and service was friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The restaurant was full when we arrived but the owner asked our husbands to take us for a drink and come back in 15 mins and he would have a table ready for us. As fate would have it we found a great Aran knits outlet store and so it was an expensive 15 mins for our boys ;-). The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stopped in here when the place we intended to eat didn't serve food. We walked in and asked if they could accommodate all 22 of us. They told us we could have the upstairs room for 90 mins because the room was reserved after that time. We promised we would leave if our service permitted it. They were AWESOME!!!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Looking at the menu the prices seemed very reasonable for Killarney. I had the duck and when it came out the portion was huge. A separate plate with spuds and veg, and another with chips. All extremely tasty and well worth the visit. PS prebook to be assured a seat.

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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
Cuisine: Irish

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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, Families with children, Local cuisine

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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