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Smithfield's Chicken'n Bar-B-Q

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924 N Brightleaf Blvd, Smithfield, NC 27577-4331
+1 919-934-8721
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Garner, North Carolina
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We frequent Smithfield's Chicken'n Bar-B-Q pretty often. Today I went thru the drive-thru and got the chicken tenders, fries and sweet tea. The chicken tenders had the best flavor and were cooked perfectly.

Thank tammiew101416
Toms River, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much great food for such a good price! Our kids who now live in NC brought us here for a special treat.

Thank Pilgrim908
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Family enjoyed the choices, the food, and the service. They even come around to the tables to refill beverages.

Thank rhone5
Chevy Chase, MD
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138 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Limping along Interstate 95’s stucco and outlet-store bottlenecks around Smithfield, NC, you can find a suitable spot to eat provided you’re more into novelty than nutrition. Leave the interstate at Smithfield, head a little west onto Brightleaf Road, parallel to 95, and stop under the bright red sign for Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q. This is the headquarters store of a... More 

Thank Peter K
Greenville, South Carolina
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped here n after trying Lexington BBQ we were so happy. Bed the flavor and the vinegar sauce. Hush puppies were good always like slaw on my sandwich.

Thank stewart b
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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355 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Ranks with the best Eastern NC BBQ, excellent hush puppies, cole slaw, and potato salad. Of course the BBQ is great, too. Friendly service and inexpensive to boot; while a small chain, each of the ones tried to date have been consistent and great.

Thank mjmccoymd
Durham, North Carolina
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328 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Smithfiield's Brunswick stew is very tasty and a lot of bbq meat in the stew. The service is quick and friendly.

Thank dpoin21
Richmond, Virginia
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Not the place if you like saucy BBQ, this is North Carolina style. Good quality meat and a nice portion

Thank KerryLDS
Brooklyn, New York
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We stopped here because it's one of the bbq places that's open later than most. It was very clean and seemed pretty new. The menu is either "BBQ" or fried chicken with sides. "BBQ" here is carolina style pulled pork, which is fine, but when I asked, "what comes with the bbq platter?" the attitude with the answer, "BBQ", wasn't... More 

Thank Jeremy_BK2
North Carolina
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Consistently good food, always clean as well as polite staff. If you are looking for BBQ, Brunswick stew, hushpuppies, this is a good choice.

Thank FotoRic203pvr

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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 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 924 N Brightleaf Blvd, Smithfield, NC 27577-4331
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Smithfield
  • Phone Number: +1 919-934-8721

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