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Cronins Restaurant

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9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
+353 (0) 64 6630903
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:15 pm - 9:30 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is well worth the wait - even if you think 45 mins is a long time - when we put our names down we were about number 10 in the queue. Being small eaters we shared a salmon starter with brown bread and then my wife enjoyed a chicken dish which was very generous and beautifully cooked. I... More 

Thank Melbournerebel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cronin's Restaurant is a complete gem in Killarney. The restaurant is centrally located, and the food is second-to-none. Service was fantastic. Highly recommend this place!

Thank sophiee92
Avon, Connecticut
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117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped for a quick lunch and enjoyed our food and service. Their Seafood Chowder was terrific and so was the featured sandwich.

Thank JDinAvonCT
Littlestown, Pennsylvania
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Both my husband I had lamb; his was the leg of lamb and mine was roasted and both were delicious. The vegetables were also good and of course the potatoes were great! Oh and we we had excellent wine as well. Oh and did I mention how great the Irish coffee was too!

Thank Katnpet
Dumont, United States
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent salad for starter, we had seafood and lamb. Local Killarney beer offered. Great service. In downtown area, can park in front after 6pm weekdays, check the signs please to double check

Thank Brian C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We walked in and were seated right away. No reservations. Nice selection or Irish fare. We had salmon, beef and guiness stew, fish and chips and chicken. All were well done. The wait staff was excellent. Nice desserts.

Thank Michael S
Round Rock, Texas
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone said you can't go to Ireland and not have fish and chips. So we went to Cronins for that fulfillment, plus a pint.

Thank Dorothy T
Baldivis, Australia
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236 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We asked one of the locals where a good place to have dinner was and they recommended Cronins. Sure glad they did. The dinner was delicious and the service was warm and friendly. We would definitely dine here again.

Thank Axell33
Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly front staff and learned some history of the restaurant. Had mussels for appetizer and they were in a nice garlic sauce. Shepard's Pie was Grandma recipe and very tasty. Chicken dish was good a tad bland.

Thank PatrickKara
San Diego, California
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is good and the atmosphere is wonderful. Service is good and the selection is normal. Nothing too spectacular. The food came quickly and was pretty good, but not great.

Thank SoCalGuy01

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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