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Frankie's Sports Bar and Grill

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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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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Whanganui, New Zealand
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you have coeliacs disease and looking for somewhere to eat which caters gluten free food, this is your place. There is a wonderful staff member there who caters for your every need and goes out of her way to make sure you are provided with top notch non contaminated food. Can't thank her enough for all the effort she... More 

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Thank Derek Y
Soldotna, Alaska
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We like to find a local pub in the evening when traveling in New Zealand so we can meet local folks. Frankie's was a lot of fun. Very glad we went and will return again on our next visit to Whitianga.

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Thank Lori T
Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Typical sports bar full of males. Staff were nice. Commentary did not match the TV channel. Food was cheap but I refused to dine there!

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Thank Kiwisok
Waikato Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

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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Townsville
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77 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

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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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 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 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 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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215 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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?