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Cronins Restaurant

9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 663 0903
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“shepherd's pie” (77 reviews)
“lamb” (68 reviews)
“seafood trio” (9 reviews)
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
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141 - 150 of 825 reviews

Reviewed 16 January 2017

Myself & my fiancé both loved Cronin's. Hearty, home-cooked food on a winter's night, exactly what we wanted. Delicious food, great atmosphere and charming service in a restaurant that has all the personal touches of a well-run family restaurant. The seafood chowder was the best...More

Thank Simon A
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Stumbled across this restaurant during our visit to Killarney Town Centre and certainly were not let down. We are a family of five (ages 7, 4 & new born) and were given a perfect spot upstairs in the corner. The kids loved their chicken nuggets...More

Thank Brian J
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Visited Cronin's on a Tuesday with three friends. It was very busy, which is always a good sign, but the service didn't suffer. The chowder was absolutely excellent, one of the nicest I've tasted, the seafood tagliatelle was also very good. I had the sticky...More

Thank felix11978
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Ordinary looking place from the outside but we were made immediately welcome by a very friendly efficient waiter. Food was excellent starters with sea food and steak dinners couldn't manage a dessert. We met the owner who should be very proud of his business. Definitely...More

Thank 18T
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The food here was wonderful and the service was great too. I ordered the shepherds pie which was very tasty and filling. It seemed like the place had both tourists and many locals, which is always a sign of a good restaurant! Our waitress was...More

Thank Dorothy K
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

On our visit to Killarney we decided we have lunch in this cosy restaurant. The mood was really cosy and the staff really nice. The food was so delicious! We loved it! Totally recommend!

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We went for a dinner in a very cold night , the food were very tasty specially the Salmon , I ordered a rib eye medium but came mw to well done but that was the only negative. We also loved the dessert , we...More

Thank mpbest83
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We went in there since it has been rated quite good on Tripadvisor. However, we found it just average. The vegetarian options were very limited and not pretty good in taste. The service was friendly tough, but took a bit longer.

2  Thank Christiane B
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place became the final stop in our trip around the Dingle peninsula and Ring of Kerry and it served well as the cherry on top of the cake. Everything we chose - from chowder to steak - was really good and the atmosphere added...More

Thank Margrietina
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I went for dinner in a group of 7 people. We were greeted at the door and lead upstairs to the restaurant which is small but cosy. The menu had the usual options steak, lamb, fish at reasonable prices. I had goats cheese salad for...More

Thank shz851
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, 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
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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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