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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 204
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    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Recommendable!

I visited Cronins today and ordered the crispy duck and it was amazing! The prices were really affordable, especially the beers' ones - cheaper than Dublin. - My girlfriend and me came in and were leaded upstairs, because downstairs was full. There we were treated nice by the slightly shy waiter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I visited Cronins today and ordered the crispy duck and it was amazing! The prices were really affordable, especially the beers' ones - cheaper than Dublin. - My girlfriend and me came in and were leaded upstairs, because downstairs was full. There we were treated nice by the slightly shy waiter, our orders came in time, we had not wait... More 

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Glenwood, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The food selection was excellent. I dined in the upper room. It was quaint and the service was excellent. It was my first time eating shepherd's pie, and I can't wait to have some again. Large portions of food.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We showed up about 20 minutes before their listed "closing" time. Despite showing up so late they were very happy serve us. The food was excellent and the service couldn't have been better!

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I went along to Cronins on St. Patrick's Day, early in the evening. I'd only just arrived in Killarney and, as a solo traveller, wasn't sure how easy dining would be on a day where everybody local seemed to be out on the town together. My concerns were quickly cleared though as, despite it being busy, I was greeted at... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Had dinner here on Wed night last and as always, excellent service, food and value. Great to see the hardest working woman in Killarney is still waiting on the tables with her usuall friendly and efficient way. Once you walk through the door here, Helen doesn't let you escape and you'll be glad you didn't . This must be our... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Because of the low season almost all the restaurants were closed. We tried this one and were not disappointed. The food was quite simple but delicious. I had a beautifully made crispy duck with red cabbage. It was so good that even being completely full I still finished it. My boyfriend also enjoyed his fried pork belly. He didn't like... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We stumbled upon this little gem in Killarney by accident, the food it all fresh and locally sourced and delicious. We ate off the specials and had the tempura of prawns to start with a mango mayonnaise they were delicious. then for main i had the steak burger which was juicy and delicious. Desert was the chocolate fondant!!! Yum Would... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My husband and I ate at Cronins for our dinner while in Kilarney, and it was so delicious. I ordered a Shepherds Pie (I had to try it a least once in Ireland) which came with fries, while he ordered Pork cutlet with goat cheese that had a side of vegetables and garlic potatoes. Both meals were amazing, and we... More 

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Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Family run, cosy restaurant in the great location in Killarney town centre. Reasonably priced is not enough said. Good food will not describe the meal. It is a great deal for a mouth watering, sumptuous portion full of taste!!! Had a lamb, which was great and outstanding seafood chowder. The waitress Anka is a gem -served me professionally with a... More 

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Smyrna, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We had to rest after a day of driving, Blarney Stone kissing and walking around Cork. We drove to downtown Killarney and found a parking place! After parallel parking from the wrong side of the road, we surveyed the offerings of College St. Loud music and cursing young lass led us away from one spot and to this little place.... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?