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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: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good genuine food

Group of 6 went for dinner. Food was very nice. Certainly not gourmet. 2 had tomato/chorizo pasta. Was very nice. 2 had Seafood chowder and both said it was very tasty. Prawn cocktail and pork snitzel. Both very big meals. For the price we were charged I would say if you want a genuine meal at a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2015
Jane B
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Waikato
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We enjoyed our evening out experiencing friendly service, good food and the relaxed atmosphere at Smitty's

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Thank Kandani
Waikato
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Group of 6 went for dinner. Food was very nice. Certainly not gourmet. 2 had tomato/chorizo pasta. Was very nice. 2 had Seafood chowder and both said it was very tasty. Prawn cocktail and pork snitzel. Both very big meals. For the price we were charged I would say if you want a genuine meal at a very good price... More 

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Thank Jane B
Whitianga, New Zealand
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Went here for dinner as we are locals and have not been here in awhile. Food was good,but no pasta dishes on the menu anymore, and if you ordered a burger you had to pay extra for the chips, which is a bit stupid as it used to be in the price. Kid's meals are bit on the small side... More 

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Thank kiwigal78
Christchurch, New Zealand
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111 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Went with a group for lunch & a beer. 1st problem ordered a "mid-strength" beer was charged the same price as "normal" strength, owner tried to tell me they pay more for a keg of "mid-strength" than they do "normal", well it is time for him to either inform the brewery that mid-strength beer has a lower excise tax on... More 

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Thank Bomber13
NH
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Ate here during a one-night stay in the area. We were looking for casual dining with a local feel. This place fit the bill perfectly. We ordered Greek salads and crumb chicken and a chicken burger with fries. We also got the spring roll appetizer. The food was tasty, and the order of spring rolls was generous (16!). We ordered... More 

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Thank Marian K
Rotorua District, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Stumbled on the locals quiz night. Amazing fun, great food and awesome service. Highly recommended. Easy parking and although it was the middle of winter the bar is warm and cosy.

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Thank JanineMegaw
Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 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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Thank mel_roks
Gladstone, Australia
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85 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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126 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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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Thank missy88sydney
Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Thank diannes15

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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