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Frankie's Sports Bar and Grill

$$ - $$$, ,
37 Albert Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 4647
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good38%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
37 Albert Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the food. We had Fish Chowder and chicken/bacon sandwich. Great place considering it was a sports bar. New owners for about a year. Also ask for internet password.

Thank Discover800128
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Great food and menu selection. atmosphere, so much so we had to return for a second time for dinner again.

Thank Warren N
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Popped in for our 1st meal of the weekend. The food was lovely and plentiful. Great service and atmosphere. Enjoyed the visit thank you

Thank 11Annette11
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Went in here for lunch, and had the pasta, same with my hubby who had the same, it looked ok but noticed his pasta was more watery than mine, did not think much of it till later, when it hit! Hubby spend the rest of...More

Thank kiwigal78
Reviewed May 11, 2018

Went into Frankies the other day for lunch with the two kids. My burger was really good. The fries on all plates a bit salty. Overall mediocre experience for a 72 dollar lunch. Now I am a food safety person, and as I was watching...More

Thank Carla L
Reviewed April 11, 2018

We wanted to watch sport with pub grub and beer. Prices were reasonable with plenty of seating. If you want a cosy corner to talk do not go here. We were not disappointed.

Thank ukescapee
Reviewed March 22, 2018

Good for watching sports and having a beer, Food looked like large servings and basic. Had to laugh at the ordering system, quaint / archaic. Nice enough service but more a sports bar than a grill with large screens, pokie machines etc You order at...More

Reviewed March 8, 2018

Called in for a drink before we ate and to watch the football, served excellent Speights bitter and a wide choice of wines. We spent a v pleasant and relaxed hour just sitting here.

Thank j w
Reviewed February 27, 2018

Came in for lunch, and both ordered bangers and mash. Food was fast and hot when we got it, good price for lunch as well $12, went down well with a cold one. Will be back again, staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank kiwigal78
Reviewed February 22, 2018

I was lucky enough to live and work in Whitianga for six months. Frankie’s became my local. They have a good selection of beers on tap, love the dark. The kitchen serves up good food, reasonably priced. The chef Stephan has been introducing some nice...More

Thank ttm85
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Albert Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand (Formerly Smitty's Sports Bar and Grill)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-866 4647
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