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Cronins Restaurant

9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 663 0903
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here sat night for dinner food was tasty staff extremely polite and courteous prices are very good will definitely return

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sc0ttie30
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant. Staff seems to be a familly and all of them are so nice and caring. Food were lovely, fresh home made sooooo tasty We just found the portion reasonnable but were so good that we could have eat it twice !!! Wine...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank duchateaudefrance
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food all around. Good gluten free selections. Friendly staff. Superb seafood chowder. Would return over again if we were still in town

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Roy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner here was a welcome treat after the Killarney Christmas parade. Busy restaurant but they made room for the 2 of us. Really good minestrone soup. Unexpected in Ireland. Staff was smiling and friendly while working a busy night. Try the duck, you won’t be...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ACBoat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here on recommendation of some local Kllarney residents and we weren't dissapointed..in fact it's one of the best restaurants we have visited in our travels around Ireland over the last 5 days. Fresh ingredients, cooked to petfection and nicely presented made this a meal....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely family run restaurant. While the menu isn't very fancy, the food was delicious and the service was both prompt and friendly.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kierjan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We happened upon Cronins while strolling from hotel we were staying at (McKenny) and was just a short distance down the street. We enjoyed a light lunch of vegetable soup/brown bread which was excellent. As was the service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank James M
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Cronins is a lovely place to dine, the atmosphere is cosy and the food in fantastic! It’s on the medium scale for price, but I believe you get what you pay for, and this was a really great place for dinner! Thanks!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BrieJHN
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

From the time we entered to the time we left, service, meals & atmosphere was top quality. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CaroleDenise
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

We visited here last week. The staff are friendly enough. Decor is old fashioned but charming. I like all the old photos on the walls. But the menu is limited and generic at best. The food is what I'd expect to be served in my...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank azzo58
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Dominique C
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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