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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
One of our favorites

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".

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
David L
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English first
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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83 reviews 83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Lillington, North Carolina, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

You can't go wrong with children and bbq from Smithfields. The service is great and if they have the pork skins available you have to get some. I love the snack plates.

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We went after church and it was okay. I would order sandwiches or orders of slaw if I needed this in a pinch on a week-day.

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Shallotte, North Carolina, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Smithfield has very good bar-b-q and excellent fried chicken. Together in the dark combo plate with two sides it makes an excellent dinner with some left over for later.

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Angier, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We've been to several of these rest. during our travels and the one in Fuquay has been the best of all. We live close by so we eat here often. The people are always so friendly and want to make sure you've got what you need. The rest. and bathrooms are always clean. Usually the food taste the same at... More 

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erwin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

they actually have hot dogs! Do not like bar b que that much, but enjoy hot dogs and hush puppies very much. Never tried chicken.

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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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