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“Have to walk past the smokers to get in the door”

Frankie's Sports Bar and Grill
Ranked #34 of 55 Restaurants in Whitianga
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Auckland, New Zealand
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Have to walk past the smokers to get in the door”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

Was in Whitianga looking for a cheap pub meal and spotted Smittys. We had to walk past a group who were standing at bar leaners by the door - all looked us up and down and we felt so uncomfortable that we decided, after checking the menu and feeling the unfriendly vibe, to leave. Pretty uninspiring menu - more like a works cafeteria than a pub - just a barn really - smoke from the smokers area wafted right through the place.

Visited December 2013
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Really yummy food was suprised!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

My partner and I ordered a chicken burger and a steak burger. They were cooked to perfection and very tasty! The meals are small but packed with ingredients so still very filling. Would be a great place for a group or a family as the meals are cheao and there is variety for even the fussy eaters. Very pleased.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Value meal”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

While staying in Whitianga over the weekend we had dinner at Smitty's Sports Bar. It was a nice evening, the atmosphere was nicer than some bars I have been too. The food was average bar food, although was dissappointed after order the scollops thinking that they would be nice fresh scollops, only to find out that they were frozen. But a nice evening out.

  • Visited October 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Grumpy bar staff”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

Went to Smithy's bar for a birthday drink and a little bet on the TAB, bar lady was rude, and aggressive in manner! Prompting us to leave to find a more friendly environment to spend our money!
Would highly recommend wild hog!

Visited September 2013
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Los Angeles
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Bistrol Meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

Really nice inexpensive Bistrol style meal. Worth the $14 bucks. Fresh local fish, fresh salad and chips. Delivered quickly and present well. Plenty of large screen TV's to watch any and all sporting events.

  • Visited September 2013
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