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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Que

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4114 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC
252-247-7476
Today
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 28
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  • 17
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  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
GREAt fast food

OK if you want GREAT friend chicken and terrific barbecue from a chain this is the place to go. Only in NC and only in certain areas so if you are from out of those areas you need to stop and try their food. Wonderful french fries. HUGE portions. They bring your food to the table after you order... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Tom E
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Burlington, Vermont
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Burlington, Vermont
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

OK if you want GREAT friend chicken and terrific barbecue from a chain this is the place to go. Only in NC and only in certain areas so if you are from out of those areas you need to stop and try their food. Wonderful french fries. HUGE portions. They bring your food to the table after you order. Always... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Smithfield's, an eastern North Carolina chain, came highly recommended by locals. They were right! The chicken was tender and was not greasy. The hush puppies are awesome and coffee is free. I highly recommend Smithfield's as a nice place to stop for a quick meal or snack.

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southern outer banks
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My expierence has been good . I always feel that I get a good value . The food is consistantly good , the staff is well trained and the order comes out of the kitchen right ! Pretty much what anyone would would like to be served and fed . Not fancy but clean and neat and a good value... More 

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A little pricey for fast food. The chicken's crust is soooo good and never greasy, The Brunswick stew is very good too!

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King, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

From eastern NC and love this kind of BBQ. Amazing you can get this quality at a drive thru. However, if you do get it to go...you miss out on all the delicious sweet tea you can drink. I always get BBQ plate, while kids get the chicken leg kids meal, and wife the BBQ sandwich. We ate there 3... More 

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70 reviews 70 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Fast food like you've never seen before! Unbelievable fried chicken. I don't know where they get the chicken but the pieces are huge. Ahhh the crust....the pork is very good, lean. The slaw, potato salad and hush puppies--well my mouth waters just thinking about it all. Go hungry!

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Absecon, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I've never been a huge fan of NC BBQ. I can't get over the fact that there's no sauce and sometimes the vinegar is overly powerful. But there's something to say about a pulled pork sandwhich that has no fat and large chunks of perfectly tender meat. I forgot the sandwhich was going to have vinegar so the first bite... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

For you BBQ novices, eastern NC BBQ is sauced with vinegar and red pepper. To me, it is the highest expression of the BBQ art form! But I get that other folks like other kinds and it isn't for everyone. I haven't had a chance in recent years to get to any of the well known BBQ houses in the... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

not my style of bbq.....im used to something similar to lexington style pork bbq where we smoke it on hickory wood....this place was not good

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Sharps Chapel, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We do a lot of deep sea fishin out of Morehead City. We always take Smithfield's fried chicken with us. We buy it the day before and put it in the cooler. It is the beat chicken at sea.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4114 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Morehead City
  • Phone Number: 252-247-7476

Price and Cuisine

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

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