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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

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5050 Fayetteville Rd., Lumberton, NC
910-618-9542
Today
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great fried chicken and bbq

I must admit I was always a big KFC fan (original recipe), but Smithfield's chicken is far better, IMO. I think it is very good value too...bigger pieces of chicken than their competition at good prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Lumberton, North Carolina
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Lumberton, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

I must admit I was always a big KFC fan (original recipe), but Smithfield's chicken is far better, IMO. I think it is very good value too...bigger pieces of chicken than their competition at good prices.

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Reston
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192 reviews 192 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

We did take out and were very disappointed. The barbeque was very vinegary and no one suggested that we might want some barbeque sauce to put on top. I found the meat ok only and the other person in our group hated the meat, esp. without sauce. So back in hotel room we were not happy. The slaw was ok... More 

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Chester, Virginia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We stopped in Lumberton for the night and were looking around for a place to eat. We stumbled on Smithfields and decided to try it. Wow the service was superior! We were so impressed with the way were waited on. I have been to high end restaurants that were not as solicitious!! We decided on the BBQ platters and were... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Picture this, we are on our way back from Parris Island, SC driving north to Connecticut and love the Smithfield Chicken so much that we stopped in and got chicken and 4 gallons of sweet tea to go. That’s right 4 gallons. Being from New England, sweet tea is rare up north. After I had got the tea to bring... More 

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Cary, NC 27511
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80 reviews 80 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I do like fried chicken. There are lots of chicken chains: KFC, Bojangles, Popeyes, for example, but Smithfield's is the best. It is a North Carolina Company with about 3 dozen locations, all in NC. Although this is not a waitress oriented place, orders are brought to the table, and whoever is out on the floor stops by often to... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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181 reviews 181 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We stopped here for a late dinner after checking in at a nearby motel. This place lived up to its high TA rating. We both had the same items except for drinks - BBQ chicken, fried chicken, fries, coleslaw, and hush puppies. The BBQ chicken was North Carolina style (hello, we were in North Carolina) in that it was vinegar... More 

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NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I would like to give it negative stars! The food was absolutely horrible. Although the counter person was very nice, the potato salad made with honey mustard and the cole slaw made with Miracle Whip were too gross to even swallow. The barbeque sauce tasted like it was made with some type of red dye, vinegar and sugar - no... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We have been stopping here for their chicken for years. Best around. Moist and full of flavor. Puts most chicken places to shame.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We always stop here on our way to/from Florida and pick up cold bbq and sides for our dinner at the end of a long drive. The service is warm and friendly and the food is tasty.

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Lumberton
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Smithfield Chicken and BBQ is a typical Eastern NC BBQ place. Nothing fancy, but really good 'q. Fried chicken is melt in your mouth and very tasty. Served hot. Sides include Cole slaw, potato salad, baked beans, fries and really good Brunswick stew. Sweet tea that is real southern sweet tea. Wait staff is always on top of things, offering... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5050 Fayetteville Rd., Lumberton, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Lumberton
  • Phone Number: 910-618-9542

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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