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Cronins Restaurant

9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 663 0903
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shepherds pie” (81 reviews)
“lamb” (73 reviews)
“seafood trio” (10 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
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141 - 150 of 869 reviews

Reviewed 29 April 2017

Our B&B told us to go to Cronin's - and we were not disappointed. We sat down immediately and, other than there being not quite enough time to drink our beer before our entrees came, we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Excellent food at very good prices.

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Friendly irish service and fantastic food stopped here on business and everybody enjoyed the place so good point to have business lunch

Thank Martino B
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a basic lamb meal and had my choice of two. I went with the lamb roast special which was excellent. My wife had the seafood trio special (that also had mussels) that she also really enjoyed. We then fought over the...More

Thank rifrog
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Had a really great meal here with excellent wine at a reasonable price. Not a lot of space down stairs (believe it may have an upstairs but did not go up so cannot comment) but as a couple they did give us a table that...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Truly a family establishment, met at the door by owner who directed us upstairs to be sat by his son. Crab cake was the best we have had anywhere. My husband had the lamb and I the pork; shared a warm raspberry tart for dessert....More

Thank Laureen P
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a little gem! It does however require booking for an evening meal. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The staff were friendly and attended to every need. Highly recommend dining here.

Thank JenniferMcGinn
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Small restaurant, but they had a table for two open. Food feels like home cooking. Service was attentive. John was so cute! The shepherds pie was really good, delicious and comforting. Good location and quaint decor. Would go back!!

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We ordered seafood chowder, fish and chips and lamb. All were generous portions, well prepared, and delicious. Service was reasonably quick.

Thank 2018wannatravel
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Ate here for dinner. The food was very good. The curry was fantastic and the kids loved the chicken nuggets. The atmosphere is good. We ate upstairs and it was very comfortable. There was something for everyone including vegetarians.

Thank Matt R
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Good Food, Lovely Staff, always welcomed with a smile.. I always eat here when i'm in Killarney... It's like home from home with a smile... and the Craic is good here too the waitresses always have a bit of banter....

Thank Caroline F
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Questions & Answers
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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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