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Cronins Restaurant

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9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 663 0903
12:15 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 12:15 - 21:30
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Boston, Massachusetts
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598 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

The International Hotel, where we are staying, recommended this wonderful family run restaurant to us. We received very warm welcome and loved the atmosphere. Their fish chowder for a starter and super delicious fresh salmon for a main course could easily compete with our New England seafood - we were not disappointed. Trio of lamb chops was fine as well.... More 

Thank Noraatc
Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We came here because of reviews. We had the best meal. Everything was so tasty and the service great. The prices are reasonable for the quality.

Thank vodfam
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We had made a booking prior to coming to Killarney, & on a Saturday night I'm pleased we did. We wouldn't have got in otherwise. Always a good sign. The food I would describe as good quality pub food, & for Ireland it was reasonably priced. The highlight for us was the service. The owner's sister was our waitress, &... More 

Thank CCJ1958
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

So glad we stopped in at Cronin's, its family owned and they are extremely nice. The food was fantastic. My family and I were all extremely pleased with our meals. The restaurant also has a great vibe to it. Bathrooms are upstairs where there is also more seating. Would make a reservation at least a couple hours in advance so... More 

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CroninsRestaurant, Manager at Cronins Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and we are glad that you enjoyed your meal with us. Please note, that we would recommend making reservations as far in advance as possible as we may not be able to accomodate reservations make a few hours prior to the reservation, especially during the busy holiday season. Sincerely Pat Cronin Cronin's Restaurant More 

Portlaoise, Ireland
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Such amazing food and service in beautiful stone walled surroundings. Food was amazing and staff were so welcoming!

Thank Shelly1993
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We shared a smoked salmon starter which was tasty enough. For main I had lamb and my partner had shepherds pie. They were pub quality food, not bad but nothing exciting. We decided not to try dessert and went to Murphys Ice Cream instead. The service was nice although it was a bit strange having the man out the front... More 

Thank Rosie R
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Very pleased that we choose to dine here. The seafood chowder for starters is absolutely superb. Reasonably priced meal.

Thank Gib_Gary
North Vancouver, Canada
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

This family run restaurant serves excellent & well prepared food, reasonably priced in a comfortable setting. But the friendliness, service and attention to detail is outstanding. Like a well-oiled machine, service is impeccable. Fast & efficient turnaround of tables, but you don't feel rushed. I would return just to watch the staff in action.

Thank Cathi C
Rowley, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

We fortunately booked ahead at the suggestion of our B & B host, which was a good idea, as there was a bit of a line by the time we left. The servers were friendly and we were seated as soon as we arrived. Both of us ordered salmon, which was amazing - despite being from New England, we both... More 

Thank Celticmood
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

We enjoyed this place so much that we had two of our dinners here during our four nights in Killarney. The food was delicious and the prices were reasonable. Anything with lamb was great and the shepherd's pie was perfect. The service was so friendly - they were a big part of what made us want to come back! One... 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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?