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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

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670 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-1798
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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Fast and satisfying

Good food, love the bbq and the fried chicken. I think the fried chicken taste very good. One of my favorite actually. The people are very friendly. I always have a good meal when we visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lovey W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, love the bbq and the fried chicken. I think the fried chicken taste very good. One of my favorite actually. The people are very friendly. I always have a good meal when we visit.

Thank Lovey W
Wilson, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

the chicken is always very good. I asked the waitress about senior discounts and did not get an answer until I had finished my food. She seemed unconcerned so I asked another waitress prior to leaving

Thank 100blessed
Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Unimpressive is an understatement for Smithfield's BBQ in Rocky Mount, NC. It's certainly not worth getting off I-95 for this place. Eastern North Carolina is known for a distinctive type of barbecue -- it's vinegar-based instead of the molasses or brown sugar sauces known elsewhere. We were prepared for that. They serve chicken and shrimp along with pork, but no... More 

Thank Ginger T
Greenville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

The food always taste fresh and hot. The employees are always friendly. I love the taste of their fried chicken and coleslaw. The chicken tenders are a nice size for the price you pay for it. I prefer their chicken over KFC or Bojangles. However, the barbecue doesn't taste as good as real barbecue restaurants like the Skylight Inn in... More 

Thank zetaspeechlady
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It's a shame that what you are known for was what I liked the least. My chicken was under cooked both times that I have ordered. The hot dogs and fries are excellent but they won't put ketchup on them when they make them.

Thank Daryl L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This regional chain serves up outstanding Eastern NC BBQ (vinegar based). The fried chicken is awesome, akways freshly fried, crispy in the outside and tender and juicy in the inside. Baked beans have a hint of a kick, and pieces of pork. Brunswick Stew is thick, fully of chicken and veggies. If your taste runs to pork skins, if you... More 

Thank Karen B
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The chain of Smithfield Chicken and BBQ restaurants offer good fast food that isn't burger oriented. The BBQ is eastern NC style which is basted with a vinegar/red pepper basting while being cooked. Chicken is not greasy. French fries are the hottest when served as any place I have ever eaten, at all locations. Good place for kids. All branches... More 

Thank pbrittle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Stopped here for lunch and ordered the bbq, slaw and beans. Was rather surprised at the portion size (for the price). I did have to add a bit of seasoning to the food, but overall, would definitely stop here again. Waiter refilled drinks since we dined in.

Thank Tamaria
Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We were traveling with our dog and found this restaurant on the GPS near Sunset Park. We got the large barbecue takeout which came with a pound of meat, coleslaw and finger sized hush puppies. The hush puppies were hot and sweet. The meat was slightly spicy and tasty so it did not need extra sauce. All of that was... More 

Thank Elaine M
Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I went here for lunch and the fried chicken nearly brought tears to my eyes....that's how good it was. The customer service was magnificent!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 670 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-1798
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Rocky Mount
  • Phone Number: 252-937-3032

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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