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Smitty's Sports Bar and Grill

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37 Albert Street, Whitianga 2856, New Zealand
(07) 866-4647
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Now called FRANKIES.

We ate at Frankies a few times during our stay in Whitianga. Breakfast, lunch and evening meals. Breakfast for me was a big omelette excellent. My wife had poached eggs on toast. This is the second time the toast was stone cold and at two different places. Maybe cold toast is a local delicacy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Wits_End_Norfolk
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Norfolk
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Norfolk
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74 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We ate at Frankies a few times during our stay in Whitianga. Breakfast, lunch and evening meals. Breakfast for me was a big omelette excellent. My wife had poached eggs on toast. This is the second time the toast was stone cold and at two different places. Maybe cold toast is a local delicacy. Evening meals/Lunch included: Steaks = excellent.... More 

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Auckland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We each had a meal and the lamb shanks were large with a yummy kumara mash. I had pork belly which was tender and crispy, so really enjoyed it, too. Venue can get a bit noisy so no good for a romantic meal, but it was very good value and great for our group.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

The bar and restaurant and smoking area are all linked, so we had to endure cigerette smoke while coming out for an evening meal. Moved tables also to not be right where smoke was coming in door. Maybe you should close the ranchslider doors when the restaurant is open.

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Sunshine Coast, Queensland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Absolutely delicious lunch here. Really beautiful, well presented and generous serves. We sat out front. Only thing was the best area out the front is for smokers! :-( Not used to smokers in eateries and shame they have been allocated the front area.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Good pub food, went there to watch the tennis, plenty of screens big & small for all of the major sporting events on at the time. Reasonably priced.

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Whitianga, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We ordered the fish and chips. My fish was a frozen fish which was soggy and the chips were greasy. Husbands fish was fresh but he said it was greasy too. There are better places to eat in Whitianga!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Ate here twice on our weekend escape from Auckland. Good food and nice outdoor seating. Not the Ritz but fir for the prices.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The food was nice and well cooked, its bar food & its done nicely , the service was nice & friendly.

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Timaru; New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Took family with teenagers. Pretty cheap and reasonable sized meals. Fast coming out too. Huge menu, lots of choice. Service at bar and food station could have been better. Especially the bar lady sending a txt before she served us!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Smitty,s has had a makeover and is now Frankies....food is delicious, staff are awesome and the pool games were flowing. Always a great place for a cold summer beer and a yarn.

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  • Address: 37 Albert Street, Whitianga 2856, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
  • Phone Number: (07) 866-4647

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