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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

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1440 E Broad St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
(919) 557-2400
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 8
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice place, nice staff & pretty tasty food!

A couple of gal pals and I stopped in early one day to carry out a chicken meal. This place is nicely decorated and clean, with a pleasant vibe and background music. It wasn't crowded, but we did have to wait about 10 minutes for our 8-piece chicken dinner as they had to cook some more chicken... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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Washington, Illinois
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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Always great food, whatever you choose. Everyone friendly and lots of seating available. Food comes quickly and wait staff always around to refill drinks or get anything you might need.

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Washington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

A couple of gal pals and I stopped in early one day to carry out a chicken meal. This place is nicely decorated and clean, with a pleasant vibe and background music. It wasn't crowded, but we did have to wait about 10 minutes for our 8-piece chicken dinner as they had to cook some more chicken. The counter person... More 

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Lillington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The food is really good. It is exactly as advertised for a Smithfield's Chicken and Barbecue. The Brunswick stew is really good, the fried chicken is really good. I get the rib sauce to go with my chicken or barbecue. To me, it is better than any other sauce. This is my favorite Smithfield's because they have the nicest and... More 

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virginia beach, va
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It is fast food so I guess you shouldn't expect too much. The Children's Chicken Tender meal had enough fries for a grown man but only one piece of chicken. It was a decent size and ok - just a little dry. My shrimp plate also had a huge amount of fries, pretty good cole slaw and horrible shrimp. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I wasn't crazy about the BBQ or the fixings. It was edible and ok, but not what I am used to with a BBQ place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We eat or carry out from here every few weeks. Great, meaty fried chicken and tenders. Very good pulled pork BBQ. Good-sized servings, fast and pleasant service. Very clean. Great sweet tea, "the house wine of the South".

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Lillington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

As with every Smithfield's I've ever eaten at - great food! No complaints. Love the Value Pak deal and have never been disappointed.

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Hillsboro, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Since this is primarily a fast food restaurant, it is impressive how good the service is and how genuinely the servers seem to want you to have a good meal. They even brought refills! They all seemed well trained, pleasant and certainly several steps up from what I was expecting. The chicken and BBQ were both very good. All in... More 

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Montana-Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

While I would never presume suggesting NC change its bbq outlook, they will win no converts in my family. Smithfield's meat appeared to have been stewed or steamed; mushy texture, no seasoning, smoke, salt, no flavor except for the vinegary sting, no crunchy outer pieces. Served on cheap grocery store buns with chopped cabbage (slaw?), it quickly became a vinegar... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Maybe if you are born in NC you just get used to the vinegars based BBQ or never get the chance to eat real BBQ but this bad. Pork was mushy with no texture , chicken was dry and the only option was to cover it in the nasty sauce. From the clientele the locals like it but I just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1440 E Broad St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Fuquay-Varina
  • Phone Number: (919) 557-2400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
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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