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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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night

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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
A good pub style meal

We enjoyed our meals here, a late lunch. Had the garlic bread (only lukewarm unfortunately) but my husband had the pork belly and said it was delicious, and my chicken burger was good too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
mel_roks
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We enjoyed our meals here, a late lunch. Had the garlic bread (only lukewarm unfortunately) but my husband had the pork belly and said it was delicious, and my chicken burger was good too.

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Gladstone, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Didn't like the fact that if we wanted to eat outside and watch the world go by we had to endure sitting amongst the smokers, surely there is an alternative to this. Meal was basic pub food really, nothing too good/bad. Service also average, expect more from NZ as they usually provide excellent friendly service, didn't get many smiles or... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Just a good old fashioned watering hole. Good food, always someone to talk to, and is bright and open. Good service and cold beer

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Perth, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Excellent food (The best scallops) Great local atmosphere. Staff friendly and right in the heart of Whitianga.

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Norfolk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 436 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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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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Address: 37 Albert Street, Whitianga 2856, New Zealand
Phone Number: (07) 866-4647
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
Cuisine: Pub

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

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