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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%
Travellers talk about
“shepherds pie” (53 reviews)
“pork steak” (9 reviews)
“seafood trio” (9 reviews)
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
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141 - 150 of 765 reviews

Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Cronin's restaurant was a joy. Very good basic food with a little flare! Good portions and served perfectly!

Thank Bruce91256
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely meal with a table available at short notice. Good kids menu and plenty of choices with great local ingredients. Highly recommend the Killarney Ale.

Thank MelCostello
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We ate here 3 times during our week-long stay in Killarney. We wanted to have authentic Irish food and they delivered. The Shepherd pie was very tasting. The staff were friendly and helpful. They also were very accommodating for us on nights when we had...More

Thank mespeare
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner here and absolutely loved it .....we checked trip advisor to suggest places and this place came highly recommended. ...we were greeted at the front door by the owners son and our waitress was the owners niece 2 lovely members of staff who...More

Thank Princesscoco21
Reviewed 14 September 2016

During my trip to Ireland I had to try the Shepherd's Pie and I'm glad I picked Cronins. It was absolutely delicious. The staff was very friendly, just like everywhere else in Ireland. Located downtown Killarney. Well priced compared to other restaurants.

Thank TBLJTiki
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Dinner last night was wonderful. A very large portion of leg of lamb and a nice sized sirloin steak, both accompanied by veggies and mashed potatoes. We did have a half hour wait for a table but that was no problem with so many pubs...More

Thank Toadhollowtravellers
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Recently spent 3-nights in Killarney. We ate dinner at this quaint pub. The atmosphere, food and service were all great.

Thank aab1177
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Myself and my husband just happened to stumble across this place ny chance as we walked through Killarney. Real good home cooking and very friendly service. Our waitress Helen really made our. Would return

Thank sheliamurphy664
Reviewed 7 September 2016

we picked this restaurant because of its high rating on TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed. Thanks goodness we arrived just before 6pm, since the restaurant was full 15 minutes later. The staff were surprised that we got in without a reservation. Great food, service, atmosphere...More

Thank Glenn R
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We absolutely loved the food here and the atmosphere. The lasagne and the lamb were amazing. Highly recommend!

Thank Jordan C
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Dominique C
I'm so confused??????? I'm hoping you can answer my questions and clarify. When you say sticky toffee pudding, are you actually talking about sticky toffee pudding or is that like, referring to something that's not sticky toffee pudding?? because I am quite familiar with Cronin's sticky toffee pudding. And. it. ROCKS. so please, next time you talk about sticky toffee pudding, just ???????????????? ok!
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
Hello, We have a 6 year old child with a serious nut allergy that requires avoidance of all nuts/seeds and traces of the same. We haven't eaten out since her diagnosis around Christmas but hope to travel to Killarney shortly for a visit. Does Cronins have any experience and policies in dealing with people with nut allergies and be able to provide safe meal free from any nuts/seeds/cross contamination ? Thanks a lot in advance for any advice Jamie
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
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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