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Cronins Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We enjoyed our meals and I did try, and like, the shepherds pie. Not especially inventive, but seemed authentic.

Thank honeymoonoften
Galway, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Great service fabulous food and very nice staff made no reservations but were told to come back in ten minutes no problems,will definitely be back 😃

Thank alanhickey
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Walking around the main street we found this gem just off the avenue. Booked for the evening and just loved the atmosphere, food and people. I enjoyed the roasted lamb with the potatoes and my husband the shepherds pie. Decent selection of wine and of course some of the "Black Stuff" for my husband. Finished it off with a delightful... More 

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Portage, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

A short walk from the Killarney Royal and upstairs seating made this place a very easy choice for dinner. My wife and I both enjoyed a salad and shepherd pie. Every place in Ireland served chips with EVERYTHING.

Thank tom s
Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We were told that Cronin's had the best shepherd's pie in Ireland and it was true! We tried it in several cities, but Cronin's was truly the tastiest of all.

Thank Ready2Go4it
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend eating here! They had good reasonable priced Irish meals that were delicious! Just expect a lot of tourist dinning there (which was fine as everyone's very friendly and we were talking to the tables around us)!

Thank Megan M
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Went here last night. Have eaten in a few different places in Killarney but this was by far the best - great food (best lasagne I've had in ages), great value and lovely friendly service. We enjoyed it so much last night we went back again tonight and got such a warm welcome, highly recommended 😀👌

Thank ShellyD140
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We decided to have one "typical Irish dinner" and the Hotel recommend this restaurant. It is located downtown in the middle of everything. We did not have a reservation (recommend you make one) but waited for a table. The menu is Irish comfort food done well. We ordered Shepherds Pie and a Lamb dish. Both were served hot and were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Came here after a recommendation from our hotel front desk. The place is nice and friendly. Amongst the dishes we ordered, the crispy duck was the best. So tasty together with the ginger sauce and wonderful purple sweet sour Krauss. Such a great mix of Asian and German flavors. Highly recommend this. The pot pie was good, but pretty standard.

Thank nononesense
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

The food and service was so good we came back a second time in 4 days spent in Killarney. The prawn salad was arguably the best either of us have ever had. The prawns were a similar size to what we normally call tiger prawns and they were so soft and succulent. A good size portion for 8.50 euros. The... More 

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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
USD 9 - USD 31
Irish, European, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?