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Smitty's Sports Bar and Grill

37 Albert Street, Whitianga 2856, New Zealand
(07) 866-4647
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Ranked #29 of 34 restaurants in Whitianga
Most recent review
- Feb 13, 2014
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Tauranga
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Typical sports bar good snack food, good beer and good atmosphere . Tv in sight of most seats inside and out with different sports being viewed.

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Sydney
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94 reviews 94 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Right in the centre of Whitianga this friendly bar has food and a nice atmosphere. A basic but really nice friendly place to meet friends

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New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

This is the place to pop in for a drink, or some pub grub, or a wee gamble. Have nothing too overly complain about. It is just a good solid venue for an evening out in Whitianga and probably our first bar if choice.

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Hamilton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The location and environment was fantasic. Let down however by the unwelcoming service. Food was slighly below average pub fare but passable. I think its the service that will ultimately result in us not returning.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Was in Whitianga looking for a cheap pub meal and spotted Smittys. We had to walk past a group who were standing at bar leaners by the door - all looked us up and down and we felt so uncomfortable that we decided, after checking the menu and feeling the unfriendly vibe, to leave. Pretty uninspiring menu - more like... More

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8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

My partner and I ordered a chicken burger and a steak burger. They were cooked to perfection and very tasty! The meals are small but packed with ingredients so still very filling. Would be a great place for a group or a family as the meals are cheao and there is variety for even the fussy eaters. Very pleased.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

While staying in Whitianga over the weekend we had dinner at Smitty's Sports Bar. It was a nice evening, the atmosphere was nicer than some bars I have been too. The food was average bar food, although was dissappointed after order the scollops thinking that they would be nice fresh scollops, only to find out that they were frozen. But... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Went to Smithy's bar for a birthday drink and a little bet on the TAB, bar lady was rude, and aggressive in manner! Prompting us to leave to find a more friendly environment to spend our money! Would highly recommend wild hog!

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Los Angeles
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Really nice inexpensive Bistrol style meal. Worth the $14 bucks. Fresh local fish, fresh salad and chips. Delivered quickly and present well. Plenty of large screen TV's to watch any and all sporting events.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Busy Friday night! Of course it was the Whitianga Scallop Festival weekend. We got here about 830pm, we had arrived quite late in town and dying for something to eat after all the driving. We ordered two chicken and bacon burgers. Averagely priced, they took a wee while to come out, but they were quite busy, also got free sauce,... More

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