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Cronins Restaurant

9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
353 64 31521
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Ranked #12 of 147 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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Bolton, England
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

5 of us went for evening meal. Service was O.K. and the place clean and cared-for, but a little bland. Menu is a bit limited, but it is apparently family-run so they did seem able to modify a few ingredients to manage the two special diets in our group, all enjoyed the meal and it was reasonably priced. One of... More

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Antwerp
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

nice interior, quite quick service, excellent food, excellent value for money... I went there for lunch and now I'm tempted to go back tonight.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We had just two nights in Killarney and chose Cronins Restaurant on the first. We arrived to find the place filled with locals and tourists, always a good sign. We enjoyed honest home cooking served piping hot. The service was friendly and efficient and the portion sizes generous. So good we returned to following evening....backed up by another two great... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We went here at the recommendation of a staff member in our nearby hotel. It was an excellent choice! Our party of six was seated promptly in the upstairs dining room. Although the room was crowded, it was quiet enough for everyone at our table to easily converse. Our friendly server took great care of us and everyone was satisfied... More

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San Francisco
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had one dinner here. I had lamb chops that were very good. The salad I had was fresh, and the vegetables were also good. I don't remember what my friend ate, but I do remember that she enjoyed it. I'd eat here again.

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Limerick, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I've been here numerous times, never disappointed, the best steak ever. It can get quite busy during the summer so book in advance

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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