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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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“shepherds pie” (88 reviews)
“lamb” (77 reviews)
“seafood trio” (10 reviews)
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Overall a good spot, tried and tested comes to mind for this place. Was very busy so they are definitely doing something right. Good friendly service, good choice for meat eaters. The char grilled chicken with garlic potatoes was lovely. Lack of choice for vegetarians...More

Thank Local-John87
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by the hotel we stayed in and cannot fault it, great service, food excellent, the minostrone soup was the best I have ever had. If in Killarney make this must o n your list of of p!aces to eat.

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I go to Killarney a lot and had never been here, we parked outside the place and said we would try it for dinner and it did not disappoint Fast prompt service with good food Try the burger if you can!!

Thank MartinaD95
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the meat lasagna and it was truly amazing. I finished my whole serving. My boyfriend had a fish trio dish and it was also very good. The fish was very fresh. The service was friendly and quick.

Thank Kellie101
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been on a nine day tour and have had several meals already scheduled for us. On our free night in Killarney I checked Tripadvisor reviews and then also went to a store advertising "Information". I asked the people there where 6 or 7 (TripAdvisor...More

Thank MinneapolisTourist
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super delicious food with friendly service and reasonable price. Need to book ahead, otherwise a long wait, which explains how good they are!

Thank rwhiteplains N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Killarney 5 weeks and ate at cronins 5 times. Just the best people and nice food. The triple seafood, lamb cutlets and duck are favorites

Thank Lu Ann S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was recommended to us by our driver when we toured the Ring of Kerry. He was absolutely right! Restaurant was comfortable, food was delicious and prices were reasonable. We are a family of five with teens and college students. Everyone was happy and loved...More

Thank kaybeeee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely old building with good food. Not cheap but worth the extra over standard pub grub. Very popular so best to book to avoid disappointment.

Thank kingston58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is absolutely delicious and the atmosphere is amazing. Also find it to be priced very reasonably.

Thank Irishsummer
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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
USD 9 - USD 31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, 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
  • 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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