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Cronins Restaurant

9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
353 64 31521
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Ranked #13 of 146 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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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Excellent food and service. We had the Shepard's pie and mustard chicken. Waitress was very good, but needs to smile more.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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203 reviews 203 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

A busy place I didn't eat here but went for the live music it was recommend to us off our tour guide they didn't disappoint! Food looked good but was on the pricey side. Good selection of beverages and great local music well worth a visit!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stayed in Killarney for two nights and went to Croninis the first night... Not a good first impression. Food was overcooked, overly deep fried and tasteless! Wine selection was very limited and basic. We were 4 people, all had a different starter and main... 8 different diches - all really low quality! Would not recommend to anyone and will... More

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CroninsRestaurant, Owner at Cronins Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Rejser2012 Thank your for your review. We were disappointed to hear that you did not fully enjoy your meal in Cronin's. As a family restaurant, we take great pride in serving fresh, locally sourced food to ensure that our customers have a great meal. Based on your review and the additional details you have kindly provided us with, I... More

Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Really enjoyed our visit to Cronins - from the banter with Pat at the door to the gorgeous food to the service and atmosphere.

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Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Cronins has a very welcoming and homely atmosphere! The food is nice but timing could be better as we had ordered a portion of chips to have with our meal and they weren't brought to our table till we were three quarters way through our meal!

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CroninsRestaurant, Owner at Cronins Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mullenfam Thank you for your feedback. Please allow us to apologise for the timing of your meal. As a family run restaurant we personally want to make sure that all our guests have a great meal with us. Please be assured that this is not our regular quality of service and we have taken steps to remedy this situation.... More

Natchez, Mississippi
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The nicest people, best food and coldest pints around ! all in walking distance of our room at Killarney park Hotel

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Middlebury, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Great restaurant. Food was all outstanding. All family waiting on us..they were the nicest people. I would definitely come back again.

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Killarney, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Eat here at least once a week. Food amazing can't say enough about this place. Pure home cooked food. Staff friendly and professional.

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Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 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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