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Cronins Restaurant

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9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
+353 (0) 64 6630903
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5:00 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, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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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
Smashing spot

This is a lovely cosy pub in the heart of Killarney with a great restaurant. The food is second to none and the staff are extremely pleasant. The spot had a good number of American tourists . It is evident this is the spot to go.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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County Limerick, Ireland
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County Limerick, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely cosy pub in the heart of Killarney with a great restaurant. The food is second to none and the staff are extremely pleasant. The spot had a good number of American tourists . It is evident this is the spot to go.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited Cronins pub while in the area as we had planned to do. We have met the Cronins in Boston and we were anxious to see his pub in Ireland. We were not disappointed! The crowd watching a football match was so much fun and we learned a lot about the game that we call soccer. They sure are... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent meal and enjoyed the staff immensely. They were very kind and accommodating. The food was delicious.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a class restaurant in the centre of Killarney .The standard of food was surprising. The staff were excellent and the food was served hot .The food was reasonable and the wine was quirky and different

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Thank 611buckaroo
Longford, Ireland
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great kerry welcome stunning service and they obviously live by that old moto if it aint broke dont fix it

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Thank 901lenny
Cork, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic restaurant that we found out about when we saw the constant stream of people entering the place when we were dining elsewhere on a previous visit to Killarney, and it was also highly recommended by a taxi-driver. Had a lovely meal which was extremely reasonable and good portion size and the glasses of ine were not the of the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff, and the food my wife both had was well above everything else we had out of Dublin in our trip.

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Perth, Australia
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337 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We ran into this restaurant on a rainy, day trip to Killarney and were not disappointed. We ordered the seafood chowder and the shepherd's pie. The servings were so plentiful we couldn't even eat the chips that came alongside the pies. The chowder was delicious and perfect on a cold, rainy day. The waitress was very attentive and friendly, chatting... More 

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Thank Trinhy V
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a quick bite or a nice relaxed meal I can't recommend this place highly enough, it doesn't shout or grab you from its shop frontage or first glance but once you are in its a real treat. I believe it's a family run business and has been for many generations and this is clearly obvious... More 

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Bolton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

On a tour with family in Ireland. First 2 days in Killarney, we were driven around "The Ring of Kerry" a wonder experience! Glad I wasn't driving! Dinner in Killarney, found Cronin's. Small live, warm and friendly family run place. I had the special, duck dinner. The duck was moist, not fatty and the skin crispy! Great meal for a... 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
  • Cuisine: Irish

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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