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The Wild Hogs Restaurant

9 The Esplanade, Whitianga 2856, New Zealand
07 866 4828
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Ranked #20 of 34 restaurants in Whitianga
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here. The food was quite good, and well prepared. What was exceptional though was eating out on their shady deck by the marina -- just a perfect spot to eat, drink, and enjoy life.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A nice restaurant/bistro in a pub atmosphere. Wild Hogs has a really nice atmosphere on the beach front with inside and outside dining. Its a typical pub type meal, but plenty of food, well cooked and very tasty. We had spare ribs and they were delicious. Staff were very helpful and food was not long coming. We were there during... More

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Yealmpton, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

We had fish and chips and hogburger between us. Both ample portions and tasty pub food at sensible pub prices. A far better meal than we had at a far more expensive restaurant (Salt) two nights previously. Slightly irritated by overexuberent staff who almost ran up and ran off with any empty plate or glass almost before we had finished,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We were recommended to visit this restaurant for the ribs, you will not be disappointed. Half a kilo were more than enough for a hungry person

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Gossau, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The Food was very good. But the portions are gigantic. The personell are very friendly and go out of their way to make you feel at home.

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Manukau, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was our second visit, as the food was so good a few months back when we were last there. Weren't disappointed this time either - in fact the chicken burger was the best I've ever tasted! Friendly staff and great outdoor seating too.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I have dined here many, many times and I am not sure what has gone wrong!. Some favourites from the menu are missing and the menus are looking a little shabby and tattered. I ordered the oysters and a steak, well I waited and waited and was on my third glass of wine and to my disbelieve both my entrée... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Huge portions, friendly staff, food is average to good. Good value.Popular place so nice atmoshphere. Nice location overlooking wharf.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We had heard that the Wild Hogs was one of the places to visit while in Whitianga, so we popped along in the early afternoon for a late lunch/early dinner and a drink. The place wasn't very busy, but when I wandered over to the waitress, she literally turned her back on me and wandered off!! My husband stood by... More

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Adelaide
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178 reviews 178 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Just a light lunch + cake & coffee. All tasty. Good service, friendly & helpful staff. A question or two for help with our itinerary generated great advice from the staff. Choices of inside or out dining were both good.

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