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Frankie's Sports Bar and Grill

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37 Albert Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand (Formerly Smitty's Sports Bar and Grill)
+64 7-866 4647
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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had lunch here with children, had been here before and returned again has good value meals, tasty and didn't take long to get served.

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Thank nfmcmorr
Townsville
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75 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a less than average meal at Frankie's. My husbands beef schnitzel was cooked beyond recognition, the ribs were average. The kids chicken & Chips - only had one piece of chicken. Deserts were good but expensive for this type of establishment.

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Thank Naomi G
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I watched the UFC here on New Year's Eve and the bar was a good venue for it. Plenty of TVs and a good selection of beer on tap. The bar was very busy and I still had a good view. This is definitely the best place in Whitianga to watch sport. Also has a TAB but I didn't use... More 

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Thank Craig R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible experience. Before we took a bite, both our 2 burgers had rotten lettuce and I asked for a refund and the cook was an old lady who didn't own the place but she was the only one there and she was so rude and mad at me that I asked for a refund. She wouldn't give me a refund... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

Ordered a steak and was not dissappointed the quality and quantity was great. The down side was the noise and the television screen with constant sports. But, that is what you rxpect in a sports bar.

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Thank Tom M
China Grove, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

They have salad with most of their meals they need to change it up potato salad maybe not just Rabbit food. Staff friendly seating good

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Thank brs780
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Ideal for people who like to watch sports on tv, they have the bis screen for test matches,pokies & pool are there also. Food is ok but just usual pub stuff.

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Thank Dennis F
Whangarei, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Great rage up here Saturday after the Whitianga Scallop Fest very busy and lively with a great atmosphere

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Thank Karener06
Pauanui, New Zealand
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

we went for a few drinks and had a great time. staff very friendly and locals friendly too. food was priced well and there was a good selection for all.

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Thank carole w
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80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a drink and bite to eat on a wet winter Saturday afternoon. We were greeted by a surly bartender who wasn't happy about something. Heaps of smokers out front which stank but the pub itself was spacious and well fitted out. Some great locals to chat to but the service we received on the day put us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?