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Cronins Restaurant

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9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
+353 (0) 64 6630903
12:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:15 pm - 9:30 pm
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a quaint locals hangout. Saw many families. Service was attentive and quick. The food was perfect. Clean Environment. Looked well worn in a good way. Like it had been there a while and they really didn't care what the latest trends in decor were. We felt very comfortable there.

Thank Adam F
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely eating experience. Actually wanted to lick the plate!!!Long time since ive had such a tasty dinner. I had pan fried chicken mushroom sauce with garlic potatoes. Gorgeous staff, very courteous and happy!!

Thank susandowling225
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

By far the best meal we had. Killarney was very crowded and we had to reserve a table and wait half an hour, but it was worth it ! Excellent lamb , steak and crunchy fat chips.

Thank Lynda D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Favoured greatly by the locals, local food in the local way. Family run and it's obvious that the patrons age frequent visitors as most are addressed by their first name... I defy you to eat all the great food that is served, you will want to.... it's great, and obviously the locals give it 5 stars. ...so do I.

Thank richray1
The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was good, food was also good, but not stellar. Then again, prices were reasonable, so overall good value for money.

Thank Hans v
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant. Did not have reservation and they were very busy but happily found us a seat. Service was a little slow but I'm sure that is due to the very large table they were serving.

Thank Tamera R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a good meal for a reasonable price at this restaurant. It's not about posh ambiance or Top Chef dishes. Had the Shepard's Pie and Seafood Symphony, both of which were very good. Right on one of the main streets in Killarney.

Thank Rob P
Tralee, Ireland
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

got a tiny portion and was overcharged. very dissapointed. i complained and got my money back but would never go here again

Thank lauramurphy2011
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food and impeccable service Waitress made sure we were always ok and feeling at home She also made conversation and provided a friendly and inviting service!!!

Thank johnny_hut846
Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to book after reading all the great reviews on line & we were not disappointed. Our waitress was full of craic & conversation. The food itself was second to none. 2 fussy eaters in our company cleared their plates, nuf said. Will call again

Thank Hut77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $31
Irish, European, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:15 pm - 9:30 pm
12:15 pm - 9:30 pm
12:15 pm - 9:30 pm
12:15 pm - 9:30 pm
12:15 pm - 9:30 pm
12:15 pm - 9:30 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?