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“Good place to meet friends”

Frankie's Sports Bar and Grill
Ranked #34 of 55 Restaurants in Whitianga
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Sydney
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150 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good place to meet friends”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

Right in the centre of Whitianga this friendly bar has food and a nice atmosphere. A basic but really nice friendly place to meet friends

Visited January 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
New Zealand
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84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great sports pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

This is the place to pop in for a drink, or some pub grub, or a wee gamble. Have nothing too overly complain about. It is just a good solid venue for an evening out in Whitianga and probably our first bar if choice.

  • Visited December 2013
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Hamilton
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4 reviews
“Hoped for more”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

The location and environment was fantasic. Let down however by the unwelcoming service. Food was slighly below average pub fare but passable. I think its the service that will ultimately result in us not returning.

Visited January 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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117 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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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Thank flyok
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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Thank Nayzi
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