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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

1440 E Broad St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
(919) 557-2400
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Ranked #22 of 56 restaurants in Fuquay-Varina
Cuisines: Barbecue
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62% Recommend
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English first
Hillsboro, OR
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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21 reviews 21 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
2 reviews
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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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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153 reviews 153 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We eat here maybe once a month or so when the urge for NC vinegar-based Bar-b-Que hits. Always a fair deal. Local kids behind the counter are learning to be decent human beings instead of walking around with their face buried in a texting machine. They actually look you in the eye and ask if you are ready to order!... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Order was incorrect, poor service, food wasn't all that good. Have never returned.

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