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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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
Good Kilarney restaurant

Our first night in Kilarney we found this restaurant. Small place but we found table right away! Fish and chips good! Shepards pie good as well!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Peg B
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Atlantic
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Our first night in Kilarney we found this restaurant. Small place but we found table right away! Fish and chips good! Shepards pie good as well!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We dined here on a Saturday evening after arriving in Killarney during the afternoon. The upstairs room was warm & cosy and the food all very tasty & good quality. Not a "posh dinner" type of restaurant but great for a hearty meal with a relaxed atmosphere.

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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

For dinner my husband and I got lamb dishes and they were cooked to perfection. I had the Lamb cutlets and my husband had the leg of lamb. I wish we had such a talented cooking staff to prepare lamb for us here at home. The lamb was out of this world and the Sticky toffee pudding was great rich... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I’ve been home for a week after a 2-week tour of Ireland and Scotland. One of the best meals I had was in Killarney at Cronin’s. Twelve of us went to celebrate my birthday. John Cronin greeted us at the door and made us feel welcome from the moment we walked in. We were shown to two tables in the... More 

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41 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I enjoyed a great dinner here at a reasonable price. This is a "locals" kind of place, but there were a number of foreigners there, as well. I had the excellent lamb, but my wife was the lucky one - she ordered the crispy duck and it was fabulous. Dessert was a wonderful raspberry tart with ice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We were lucky! We found this place to have a very late lunch/early dinner. We shared a bowl of seafood chowder, which was outstanding. I got shepard's pie, my friend got fish and chips. The food was very good, the service was attentive, and it was full of locals (many of whom got the lasagna). We will probably eat there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Without doubt some of the finest food and service you could wish for, we ate here a couple of times during our stay in Killarney, and all the food was of the highest quality and the service was impeccable, heartily recommend !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This was a return visit and every bit as good as the previous experience. You really do need to book as there was a queue at the door on a wet Sunday evening. The food is hearty with generous portions. There was a slight problem with one dish which was rectified immediately and not charged. This business really knows about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We reserved a table before arriving. The staff are friendly. Portion sizes are deceivable - I thought I would easily finish my lasagne, but struggled over the finish line. We were given plenty of time to let the dust settle before tackling dessert! We spent about 2-3 hours in here, didn't feel rushed and enjoyed every minute.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here with travelling companions and all enjoyed the meal. The lamb cutlets were very good. Friendly service and well-cooked food. Well worth visiting.

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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: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

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?