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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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  • 194
    Excellent
  • 118
    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
Great Food, Family Run Venue.

We had a lovely meal with friends at this restaurant. The owners were really friendly and looked after us. The menu has good choice, well priced. Food was really fresh, hot and home cooked. We enjoyed lovely steaks and house wine. Overall a lovely meal in a lovely setting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We had a lovely meal with friends at this restaurant. The owners were really friendly and looked after us. The menu has good choice, well priced. Food was really fresh, hot and home cooked. We enjoyed lovely steaks and house wine. Overall a lovely meal in a lovely setting.

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Ireland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Super restaurant excellent food reasonably priced. V homely. Highly recommended owners made us feel very wellcome

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Spent the weekend in Killarney and came across this lovely restaurant. It's deceiving from the outside but once you step inside you can feel the warmth and it's small and cosy. Saying that we realized when leaving that there is a bigger restaurant upstairs but I prefer the lower level. The staff we friendly and efficient taking our order promptly.... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The food in Ireland is great, and the meal we had a Cronin's on College Street was no exception. Besides serving a very nice supper in a quaint restaurant, the service was excellent. Our hostess was kind enough to direct us to local "must see" places in addition to giving great menu advice ~ food & beer. The portions were... More 

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Desperate for some real 'meat n 2 veg' food, couldn't get a table at first but persisted and got one at 8pm. Excellent service from our hostess, speedy and friendly, then really great steaks. This restaurant isn't too fancy but the food is good and the service exceptional. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This restaurant is so quaint and inviting, excellent staff and the food was delicious, very reasonable too, would highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Quick service, lovely staff and excellent value for money. Just what we wanted, visited 3 times in 5 days for evening dinner. Kind of became obsessed with their seafood chowder!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Had a lovely meal here with my four brothers and sisters. It was about 9 when we turned up on a Wednesday night but the staff were lovely , meals all delicious and prices good. I'd definitely recommend it

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We popped in to Cronins Restaurant for quick lunch and choose dish from their Lunch Menu Specials - food was delicious, service efficient and staff very friendly. Great spot! Highly recommended. :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We went here as a foursome with another couple we know. The lady that served us was very friendly. She was able to give us information on the surrounding area and good places to go after dinner. We were served very quickly and the food was absolutely delicious. Between us we had a wide range of the dishes including tiger... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?