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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great service and very clean restaurant

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!

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2014
SharonB2
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Havelock, North Carolina
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Havelock, North Carolina
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167 reviews 167 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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New Bern, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Definitely a local favorite. Vinegar based BBQ sauce is tasty and chicken tenders are delicious. My family also enjoys the Brunswick stew.

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Havelock, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I love the Barbecue at Smithfield's because it is vinegar based not red sauce. The barbecue has the right amount of spices and is oh so good. Smithfield now has chicken tenders which is great for me because I like boneless chicken. If I do not feel like frying chicken I buy it from Smithfield's, it is the closest thing... More 

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Broad Creek, North Carolina, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

You can always count on this restaurant to have great barbecue. Cooked just right with a tasty vinegar based sauce, this is one if our absolute favorite place to get barbecue.. The serving size is generous on both the sandwich or the dinner plate.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A fast food restaurant. Food was good but the fried shrimp was rather salty. Basically, if you like fast food with a slightly different menu, this is the place to eat. A great way to change up restaurant eating if you are in a hurry.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Been here many times and they never fail to provide a great tasting lunch. Choices are limited in this area which makes me come here often.

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Havelock NC
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107 reviews 107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The BBQ and chicken are both good. The Value pack, BBQ sandwich and fries and a drink is great for lunch and dinner. The sandwiches have a lot of meat on them and coleslaw too if you prefer. My husband will get a Combo White Platter and eat the BBQ, Potato Salad , Coleslaw and the Chicken wing and save... More 

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Havelock, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We always enjoy the chicken & BBQ, we always ask for 4 minute fries. The staff is always friendly and polite and can't do enough for you. Enjoy Smithfield's every time we go.

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Havelock, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Traditional eastern BBQ, not beef, but pork and chicken. Cultural shock if you are from the Midwest of western US.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Very good pork and chicken,love the carolina vinegar based sauce,excellent cole slaw,the employees are always very friendly and polite,dont pass this place by,its not fast food

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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

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