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Cronins Restaurant

9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 663 0903
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“shepherds pie” (45 reviews)
“lamb” (71 reviews)
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Cosy restaurent where locals go. Staff very anxious to please good selection Had the duck which was a bit skinny generous glass of wine

Thank williamCarrigaline
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting west cork we took a trip to Killarney for the day! As we had been here before a few years ago I returned to Cronins Restaurant! It did not disappoint us the food was excellent and the value for money was really good!...More

Thank waterlightie82
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was one of the few places that was still open when we were trying to grab a meal. We were seated up stairs, we enjoyed our meal. Good service and a the sticky toffee pudding was great!

Thank wh0cares11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped In today, so glad we did it was perfect we had Soup with Fresh Soda bread, Lasagna and a toasted special. Everything was just perfect 👌 they also have their own crafted cider and beer well worth trying, will definitely call in again, staff...More

Thank Tracey-ann M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food, very friendly staff, couldn't fault it! 13 people...no complaints! Will definitely be back.

Thank SB-Cork
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had some friends visiting and we decided to try this restaurant as I had heard many good things about it. So had high expectations, but overall disappointed in the end. I had the Smoked Salmon Pot with Potato Gratin and it tasted very bland. The...More

Thank Jersey_Ocean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the type of place that five-star reviews are made for! I had the shepherds pie, my Lady Girlfriend Partner Person had beef with veg and spuds and the little one ordered a burger off the kids menu. I’m always watchful of the kind...More

Thank Dave O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here as part of a tour group of 40 and they did an excellent job of handling all of us. The fixed menu was nicely varied and the food of a higher quality than you would expect for such a large group. The...More

Thank myhrse11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tiny little place, cozy and comfy. Friendly service and probably the best chowder I had in Ireland. We both enjoyed the meal.

Thank bkwerner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you get nothing while in Ireland, the cottage pie at Cronins is not to be missed. It was made PERFECTLY. I can only hope to replicate this at home. Probably not. The service was just as good as the food.

Thank Tracy S
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Questions & Answers
Dominique C
2 March 2017|
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Response from blueeyes2016 | Reviewed this property |
I didnt mention sticky toffee in my review? im confused
Jamie M
10 August 2016|
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Response from Peterbarry01 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jamie, My best advice would be to contact Cronin's themselves as they would be the best placed to answer this question especially as it is a serious issue if there was any type of cross contamination. To be fair they are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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 64 663 0903
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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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