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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

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2607 Martin Luther King Blvd., New Bern, NC
+1 252-636-2398
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128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Best chicken ever. Delicious hush puppies. Sweet southern potato salad and the friendliest service you could ever hope to have.

Thank icthec
Ontario, Canada
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

I had not been to Smithfield's in 15 years and wanted my wife to share the experience. As it turned out, the chicken and fries were much better than I remember (less grease), and the staff at this particular location went above and beyond to serve you, offer samples when requested, and ensure our drinks were filled up again before... More 

Thank SKC5960
Baltimore, Maryland
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

We actually went through the drive-thru and it was not a bad wait, typical for a drive thru. We did get everything we ordered so I guess that is good

Thank SDSandiJ
Falmouth, Virginia
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259 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

SC mustard based consumer but gave the vinegar Q a try. Not for us. BBQ chicken was a disappointment. A couple pieces of baked chicken with some type of red sauce on it. Pretty nasty. After seeing other customers with great looking fried chicken plates I guess I ordered the wrong thing? Restaurant was very clean and well kept.

Thank mikesxpress
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

I am a big fan of Smithfield's. I don't eat pork so no barbeque for me. The chicken the hushpuppies delicious. But the best time of day to purchase/eat there. Early when they first open!!! I'm sorry but the taste of grease used too many times is bad on the taste buds. I try to get there when its fresh.

Thank Alice G
Fredericksburg, VA
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164 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

I cannot say enough good about this restaurant. Great NC barbecue and the fried chicken is also very good. Though it looks like a fast food place it far better than any I have tried. They bring the food to you but they also come by to see if you need anything or refills. Please don't forget to tip your... More 

Thank Journeytonowhere
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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213 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Great pulled pork barbecue with tangy, vinegar sauce and sides like hush puppies, Brunswick stew and potato salad are found at this place your own order restaurant. If you eat in the food is brought to your table and drinks are refilled and other requests accommodated by a dining room attendant. The restaurant is very clean and the employees are... More 

Thank Hollin D
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

We went to try authentic North Carolina BBQ and it was pretty good for a fast food type atmosphere. I had the pulled pork platter which had enough pork to make two good sized sandwiches from it. Add the two sides, hush puppies and a cold drink and it was good. Didn't get a chance to try the chicken but... More 

Thank TravelerDad44
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

My husband and I bought 1 large meal and an extra sandwich and split the fries and drink. It will fill you up. BBQ is traditional no sauce, tastes great. I was pleasantly surprised. I was a little leary since it's fast food but it was pretty good.

Thank Marcy G
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

I really enjoyed the chicken reminded me of my grandmas. The side items are good as well. Very friendly service we visit it often.

Thank LoraLynn07

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2607 Martin Luther King Blvd., New Bern, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: +1 252-636-2398

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?