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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

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1419 E. Main St., Havelock, NC
252-447-5885
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
NC Bar-B-Q

Their may be a few local B-B-Q places with better B-B-Q but they are few and far between. Go here for consistently great NC B-B-Q.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Harold J
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Cape Carteret, North Carolina
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Cape Carteret, North Carolina
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202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Their may be a few local B-B-Q places with better B-B-Q but they are few and far between. Go here for consistently great NC B-B-Q.

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Thank Harold J
Greenville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

In eastern North Carolina .. you will not believe the portions you receive and with the southern hospitality included makes this a real winner. Is our favorite chain Restaurant and we look for opportunities to stop and enjoy the great BBQ and the wonderfully old fashioned tasting fried chicken .

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Thank ZZBolt
New Bern, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The place is great for Pork BBQ, Beans and Potato Salad. Very Very friendly and fast service. Great to eat in and take out. The Havelock location is great, I wouldn't say the New Bern is the same. There is a difference with the two. Giving the place 4 Stars.

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Thank Joe M
Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We make a point of always stopping at this particular Smithfield's on our way back from the beach for many reasons...1.) Super fast service 2.) Over the top courteous service 3.) Fresh food....not dried out from sitting under heat lamps forever 4.) They always check to make sure you are enjoying your meal and have refills. 5.) Bring the food... More 

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Thank tamatori
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I visit MCAS Cherry Point on a regular basis. I highly recommend Smithfields fried chicken. This trip, I even went two days in a row. Staff is very friendly and food is really good. Highly recommended!

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Thank John O
Fredericksburg, VA
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I do not give out many 5 star ratings. This was by far the best barbeque and chicken I have ever eaten. The service is top notch and the place is so clean. This is not just fast food though you do place your order at the counter. They serve you and come by to ask if you need refills... More 

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Thank Journeytonowhere
Newport, North Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I love how courteous the staff is when you walk in & bring your food to the table. They even refill without you having to get up. The way the food is displayed on tray is very inviting as well.

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Thank Christy S
Havelock, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Prompt service. Good value. Courteous staff. A fairly varied menu for a fast food restaurant. Serving chicken, very good pulled pork bar b que and shrimp. The desserts are good to. I have no dislikes.

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Thank David B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Chicken, hushpuppies, and sweet tea are not to be missed, as well as topping it off with the banana pudding....MMMMMMM! Worth a quick stop for Lunch or dinner.

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Thank Melissa R
Havelock, North Carolina
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My husband and I stopped here for lunch. He is starting to like the vinegar-based bbq sauce common in eastern NC, so he ordered the large BBQ plate. I tried the shrimp plate, which was good, except a bit too salty. The staff is very attentive and friendly. We'll be back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1419 E. Main St., Havelock, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Havelock
  • Phone Number: 252-447-5885

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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