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Todd Mall, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
8953 0935
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Todd Mall, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was excellent but because of its' popularity often the wait for a table is long and so is the table service. It is a good family restaurant but very very noisy.

Thank Alison P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 4 people looking for lunch and were recommended this place by a nearby shop owner. It didn't disappoint. The food was served in a reasonable time, and there was plenty on our plate. The staff were friendly and courteous. We...More

Thank HakkaChrissa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up at Shorties 3 times during our stay in Alice Springs and each time we tried something different from the extensive menu and we were more than happy with the food and service each time.

Thank jabitz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the nachos after reading the positive review. Chips not toasted. Cheese not melted. Beef was cold... bit disappointed.

Thank Soozi89
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After suffering a horrid 24 hours plus with shredded tyres and cars that won’t stat due to the computer system we ended up here at the recommendations of the tyre power lady Wendy. We ordered and early dinner as we are caravanning and didn’t want...More

Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best we found in Alice Springs the food was very nice staff were helpful and friendly. The service was quick but book ahead the locals eat here so books out fast. Had the Angus burger was tasty and a good size comes...More

Thank Colabb
Reviewed April 18, 2018

After a visit to Sporties,we were impressed. The staff very friendly and efficient. The food was very nice and the beer was well priced. Our hotel was charging $ 8.00 for a beer and sporties was $ 5.50. Well worth a visit.

Thank Mike H
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Great food and service. Good music and atmosphere. Well priced. No wifi but that was a bonus encouraging people to communicate.

Thank Alfi196369
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Recommended by local to visit, we weren't disappointed. Had the Angus burger, almost couldn't finish. The best burger I've had in years. The service was excellent. My only complaint the beer doesn't come in pints.... 😕 I'd recommend a pint n burger any day.

Thank Karl H
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

The place may not look like much, but they have a wide selection of foods on the menu. The meals are among the best we’ve had in Australia. Servings are large and prices relatively low - certainly value for money. Compliments to the chef!

1  Thank Jacob J
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January 31, 2016|
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Response from NielsAndMary | Reviewed this property |
Desert Garden Hotel is a daytrip from Alice - return - not worth the travel for a meal. If you decide to stay in Alice for a few days, Sporties would be a good place for a meal - yes you can book and they will put some... More
November 28, 2015|
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Response from Jo-anne B | Reviewed this property |
Very reasonable cost, with good portion size & served from kind efficient staff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Todd Mall, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Red Centre  >  Alice Springs
  • Phone Number: 8953 0935
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