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Cronins Restaurant

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9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 663 0903
12:15 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 12:15 - 21:30
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The steak was very good but was dissapointed with the sticky toffee pudding. It was very dry with a gooey toffee topping. Not nice. Girlfriend also was very disappointed with the creme brulee.

Thank James F
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful dinner we had for our anniversary .Well worth the wait as I had not booked we had a pt in pub next door and the manager rang when our table was ready .Will be back on our next visit

Thank Drwill5
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Booked a table last week in Cronin's after seeing great reviews online. I have to say we were not disappointed.The food was delicious and it came in at an excellent price. I'll go back the next time I am in Killarney for sure. Highly recommended.

Thank heaneyc1
Limerick, Ireland
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173 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant ! Very nice atmosphere and attentive staff I had the chowder which was excellent followed by the salmon which was also very good. A busy well run establishment.

Thank 186621Johnm
Boston, Massachusetts
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94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Had dinner here with my family per recommendation from our B&B hosts. Food was delicious. Staff was friendly and attentive. Expect a queue at dinner time. We waited 45 minutes. No worries. We just walked around lovely Killarnery and did some browsing through the shops until our reservation time.

Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

My husband & I were here on a recent trip to Killarney. The food was absolutely beautiful with great credit due to the chef on a busy weekend! The menu was excellent & had huge variety, something for everyone. Staff were very friendly with nothing too much trouble. The decor is really nice, simple but classy, not overdone. The restaurant... More 

Thank 186605Claire
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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285 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We were very disappointed in the food, it was definitely average at best. Even though they weren't that busy it was difficult to get the staff's attention and it took a long time to receive our food. I ordered the Shepherd's Pie and it was very bland and thick with hardly any gravy. My daughter ordered the Chicken Caesar Salad... More 

Thank esamlen
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We ate several times at Cronin's, it's rare to get good tasty food and quality service at such reasonable prices. We always booked as it is very popular. My Dad is still raving about the Lamb, the cod and chips I had were light, not greasy, great food clearly cooked fresh. Helen made us very welcome and bought us extra... More 

Thank tobyhornet
Melbourne, Australia
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114 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This restaurant is well worth the wait - even if you think 45 mins is a long time - when we put our names down we were about number 10 in the queue. Being small eaters we shared a salmon starter with brown bread and then my wife enjoyed a chicken dish which was very generous and beautifully cooked. I... More 

Thank Melbournerebel
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Cronin's Restaurant is a complete gem in Killarney. The restaurant is centrally located, and the food is second-to-none. Service was fantastic. Highly recommend this place!

Thank sophiee92

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