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Cronins Restaurant

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9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 663 0903
12:15 - 21:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 12:15 - 21:30
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52 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was looking for a basic lamb meal and had my choice of two. I went with the lamb roast special which was excellent. My wife had the seafood trio special (that also had mussels) that she also really enjoyed. We then fought over the single sticky pudding dessert we "shared." The wait staff was attentive and friendly - just... More 

Thank rifrog
Leicester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a really great meal here with excellent wine at a reasonable price. Not a lot of space down stairs (believe it may have an upstairs but did not go up so cannot comment) but as a couple they did give us a table that seats 4 so had plenty of room. It did not look like a restaurant that... More 

Thank Peter H
Franklin, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Truly a family establishment, met at the door by owner who directed us upstairs to be sat by his son. Crab cake was the best we have had anywhere. My husband had the lamb and I the pork; shared a warm raspberry tart for dessert. All was wonderful!

Thank Laureen P
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is a little gem! It does however require booking for an evening meal. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The staff were friendly and attended to every need. Highly recommend dining here.

Thank JenniferMcGinn
Georgetown, Canada
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small restaurant, but they had a table for two open. Food feels like home cooking. Service was attentive. John was so cute! The shepherds pie was really good, delicious and comforting. Good location and quaint decor. Would go back!!

1 Thank BBhasthetravelbug
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered seafood chowder, fish and chips and lamb. All were generous portions, well prepared, and delicious. Service was reasonably quick.

Thank 2014ExpatinChina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here for dinner. The food was very good. The curry was fantastic and the kids loved the chicken nuggets. The atmosphere is good. We ate upstairs and it was very comfortable. There was something for everyone including vegetarians.

Thank Matt R
Burncourt, Tipperary, Ireland
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Food, Lovely Staff, always welcomed with a smile.. I always eat here when i'm in Killarney... It's like home from home with a smile... and the Craic is good here too the waitresses always have a bit of banter....

Thank Caroline F
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a smallish restaurant that provided excellent food and service. Being small in size, the greeter gave us a reservation time and we were able to do some shopping while waiting for our table. Overall, the reataurant staff was friendly and the food excellent. Hotel is in a city center location and within easy walking distance to our hotel.

Thank TrioAtlanta
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Group of 8. Serive was absolutely outstanding, john went above and beyond for us.. food was only divine.. had steaks, fish, lasagne, lamb.. all had deserts.. which were like heaven!! Would definetly come here again 😊

Thank Edel K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$31
Irish, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
12:15 - 21:30
12:15 - 21:30
12:15 - 21:30
12:15 - 21:30
12:15 - 21:30
12:15 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Killarney
  • Phone Number: +353 64 663 0903
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.