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Cronins Restaurant

9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 663 0903
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shepherds pie” (54 reviews)
“pork steak” (9 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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11 - 20 of 791 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited, a group of 8 , during our stay in Killarney for the first time 3 years ago & keep coming back! Service, staff and food is top quality 🙌🏼 staff haven't had extreme change which makes for little staff turnover which is great,...More

Thank Amy F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cronin's is a family run pub with absolutely delicious food and great atmosphere. The bar is separate from the dining area but accessible. Nothing fancy, reasonably priced, friendly service--we highly recommend Cronin's.

1  Thank OldCastleTrish
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch in this restaurant, it was very nice. Very busy spot but we were accommodated. A nice range on the menu and we were not left waiting long for the food to come along. There is an upstairs eating area also. Nice food...More

1  Thank MsIreland2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful food, reasonably priced and service that makes you want to go back again. The specials on the night we dined were fabulous.

1  Thank Darian N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was our first night in Killarney, and we decided to go to Cronins..and it was a great decision! Being my first time in Ireland, I was looking to sample most of the tradition foods, and decided to get Shepards Pie. My girlfriend is a...More

1  Thank cbarbz92
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Cronin's served up delicious food by a friendly staff! Everyone in our party with different tastes, loved their meal!

1  Thank cathyanne2017
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

had lunch here today. had the turkey and ham. twas nice...standard lunch nothing out of the ordinary .. my wife had the ceaser salad which she said was absolutely gorgeous.. all in all a decent visit. will i return? maybe not, i look for restaurants...More

Thank sean m
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely here recently. Duck and fish and chips were very good. Service was very pleasant. Would come here again

Thank Kerryman92
Reviewed 7 July 2017

My husband and I stopped here for an early dinner. The downstairs was already pretty busy, so they sat us upstairs, which was beautiful. Very warmly decorated and comfy booths for seating. We had a delicious meal and the service was excellent. During busy season...More

Thank Jan C
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This is one of the most popular restaurants in Killarney and recommended by our Innkeeper The first night we went and tried to get in, there were no reservations so we put our name in for the next day. Overall the food was good and...More

1  Thank Dean C
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Dominique C
1 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
US$9 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Romantic
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
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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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