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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

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10414 Us Highway 70 W, Clayton, NC 27520
(919) 553-4553
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Highway Convienent, Chicken Dinner, Delicious and Homey

The SCNB restaurants are always clean, the food is always fresh, and the service always friendly. Some locations, like this one, are decorated for 50's nostalgia. I also like the idea of a public wash sink for hand clean up after a meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
SaintVitas
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Clayton, North Carolina
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent BBQ and chicken. Service is great more time than not by the time you find a seat your food is ready. I am not a tea drinker but understand it also is good.

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Thank Ed P
Clayton, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

It's a chain and you're only going to get so unique here. It's a great place to get Eastern North Carolina barbecue - that's the vinegar/red pepper/salt type. All areas seem to have their own favorite styles of barbecue, but Smithfield's embodies this style. They originated in Smithfield NC (hence the name) and their recipes are still the same as... More 

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Thank Eric E
Atlanta, Georgia
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467 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The SCNB restaurants are always clean, the food is always fresh, and the service always friendly. Some locations, like this one, are decorated for 50's nostalgia. I also like the idea of a public wash sink for hand clean up after a meal.

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Thank SaintVitas
Garner, North Carolina
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136 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

The taste of the BBQ has spiraled downhill and we dont visit as much. The prices of the food seems a little steep for what they have to offer. But THAT is my opinion and I encourage you to try it for yourself!!

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Thank cowgirlup4293
Clayton, North Carolina
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

It's ok, but certainly not the best. They're a good choice for on the go dinners. Pork tends to be dry and hush puppies are always overdone and hard.

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Thank traci830
Brooklyn, New York
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

They have excellent fresh fried chicken. The barbecue, cole slaw and hush puppies are all good. Really everything is good here. You can't go wrong from the sweet tea to the sauces and desserts.

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Thank Clarissa G
Raleigh, NC
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106 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

We came in for a quick bite. Platter came with a spillage of coleslaw that soaked the fries and the bottom of the fried chicken. Hush puppies were warmed and tasted heavy as if they'd been under a heat lamp for a while.

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Thank Virago6
Littleton, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

While in town from Denver for the weekend I asked my friends to take me somewhere to have the best North Carolina BBQ so they took me to Smithfield's. I ordered the BBQ plate (NC BBQ with 2 sides and hushpuppies) and it was awesome! I chose the NC stew and coleslaw as sides. Everything was delicious, hot and fresh!... More 

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Thank spierce469
Cherokee
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

No Finer Bar-b-q & chicken to be found in NC. There unique seasoning makes this a family favorite. If you haven't tried Smithfield's, you haven't had the best yet. It's great!!

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Thank Michael H
NC
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I've eaten here many times over the years and it always seems to be done right. I usually get the family BBQ and Fried Chicken combo which includes two sides and hushpuppies. Its not the fanciest, but it is good. I've never been disappointed. Its just great for takeout.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10414 Us Highway 70 W, Clayton, NC 27520
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Clayton
  • Phone Number: (919) 553-4553

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?