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“First time visit - will be back again” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cronins Restaurant

Cronins Restaurant
9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
+353 (0) 64 6630903
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Ranked #12 of 148 Restaurants in Killarney
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.
Ennis, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“First time visit - will be back again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

A lovely place to eat, staff were very friendly, and good size portions were given. Food was excellent. The place may look small from the outside but don't let it put you off, definitely worth the visit.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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CroninsRestaurant, Manager at Cronins Restaurant, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thanks a million for the feedback much appreciated(and sure don't the best things come in small packages !)
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new jersey
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“Best meal of our trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

This place is amazing. We went in because it was busy in the middle of winter when the town was empty. Had an incredible meal. Its as if someone's grandmother has invited you over for dinner. We went back a few times. They got to know us! You can tell it's good because it's always busy with a nice mix of tourists and locals.

Visited November 2012
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CroninsRestaurant, Manager at Cronins Restaurant, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you so much for this glowing review! it means so much to all our staff in Cronin's. I hope you enjoyed your Holiday and had a safe trip home!
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Howard Beach, New York
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“Great!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

My wife and I were walking and looking for a place for dinner. This looked nice and quaint so we gave it a try. The place was quite nice and you had a homey feeling while there. The wait staff was very friendly and the service was excellant. The food was out of this world. My wife had the shepard's pie which was very good and I had fish and chips which was also delicious. The portions were larger than anywhere else we dined on our 12 day stay. I would definity recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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CroninsRestaurant, Manager at Cronins Restaurant, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Larry thank you so much,January is always a struggle for small business but customers like your self and lovely wife make it much more enjoyable
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Killarney, Ireland
2 reviews
“Great Food and Great Prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This was my first visit to the restaurant with a small group of girls for our Christmas party and we all left very impressed! the service was fast,friendly and the staff were incredibly obliging and i couldn't get over the quality of food and value for money.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Athy
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“True Irish Hospitality and Amazing Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We were recommended a visit to Cronins and we were not disappointed. This is everything that is good about Ireland from the very friendly and warm welcome to the nothing is a problem attitude of the wait staff and finishing up with the fantastic food. This is what is sadly lacking in so many of our bars and restaurants in this country. Well done and congrats to the obvious family team at Cronins, Will definitely return on my next visit to beautiful Killarney. However one suggestion maybe add a cheese board. would have finished off a perfect meal.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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