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Cronins Restaurant

9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
353 64 31521
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Ranked #12 of 145 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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Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Felt like having "Ring of Kerry" lamb for dinner and found a great restaurant, Cronin's which had what we wanted and more. The lamb was delicious served with fresh vegetables, rhubarb crumble for desert, yummy, and an Irish coffee to finish off. Sensational! Paddy is the perfect host, quite a character and he ensured our night was special, even moved... More

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

The service was fantastic and the meals were delicious. I found the meals were very reasonably priced compared to others places we have eaten at during our stay in Ireland.

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Oakhurst, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I ate in Cronins with real "foodies" and they loved the selection and the quality of the food. I highly recommend it.

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ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I have often meant to write about this restaurant. I have eaten here many times & each time it is just lovely food. There is plenty choice & all at a reasonable price. However i think the best asset this restaurant has is its staff. They are helpful, pleasant, friendly & will go that extra little bit to enhance the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Quick service, lovely food, wide selection and good value for money. There was a queue outside of this place a couple of times when we passed and after eating there for lunch we weren't surprised!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

I'm glad that my family stopped in to eat at Cronins. Lovely simple food and we were treated very nicely. I give my full recommendation.

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Millicent, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We ate here a couple of time when in Killarney. The service was polite and quick and the food was very delicious and moderately priced.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal at cronin's. The atmosphere was friendly, with traditional style decor. The service was efficient. The food was simple but very well cooked, dessert was also very pleasant with decent sized portions.

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Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

When in Killarney and you are looking for a meal that will fill the void we call our tummy, then go to Cronins on College street.Be guaranteed you will not be disappointed, with both the choice of menu and quality of food, not to mention service. On my last visit we had a party of 10, 6 Canadians, 4 Irish... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We did have to wait for a table but this well worth the wait. Food and services was excellent. Staff very helpful with wine selection and recommendations from the menu. This is a very traditional style of restaurant simply food well cooked and presented. You will not leave hungry

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