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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

670 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-1798
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Kennebunkport Maine
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you are traveling Rt.95 and want to stop for a quick, inexpensive, delicious lunch with very attentive service this is the place to go. Don't miss having the fried chicken and the hush puppies. We will definitely be back. By the way it is also very clean and quiet.

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Out of all the places in town where you can get fried chicken, I found that Smithfield's is my go to spot. I've never been disappointed with the food or service. The chicken hasn't been greasy or dry. The seasonings are always perfect and I enjoy their hushpuppies too. My co-workers love their sweet tea and there's never a day... More

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Gainesville, FL, USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Normally, I don't bother commenting on fast-food chain restaurants, either national or regional, because they tend to be pretty predictable mediocrity regardless of location. Smithfield's merits an exception. The fried chicken puts the likes of KFC to shame; my BBQ sandwich of pulled pork was moist and relatively flavorful, not overly vinegary. The side portions of fries are more than... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Only went through the drive-thru; hence, I cannot vouch for inside. But, food was hot and tasty! I LOVE the Hushpuppies!!!!

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Richmond, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great NC style bbq. A bright and sunny location, where they keep your drinks topped off. Close to 64 & 95. Great for travelers.

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Aydlett, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have probably eaten lunch at every Smithfield's in North Carolina!!! Whenever we are travelling, we always look for a Smithfield's. The food is always consistently great - barbecue and French fries are generous, Brunswick stew is delicious, fried chicken is almost as good as my Mom's, sweet tea is wonderful!!! Service is always super fast and extremely attentive and... More

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Bristol, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I tried Carolina style BBQ for the first time at Smithfield's. I must say, it's not for me - BUT, everything else was wonderful. The customer service is off the charts. Everyone was friendly and made sure we had everything we needed - and this is a fast food joint. Very cool. I loved everything else I had during my... More

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Eastern Tennessee
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87 reviews 87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

WOW. Smithfield's Bar-B-Q is a fast food chicken and barbecue restaurant who's food is more like a family run sit down barbecue. Be sure and try their red sauce, it ain't barbecue sauce, it's more like hot sauce. The Brunswick Stew is very good... very tasty.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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124 reviews 124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

It's sad that Rocky Mount, in the heart of eastern North Carolina barbecue country, can't do better than a soulless chain restaurant serving roast pork untouched by woodsmoke. I'm embarrassed that interstate travelers may eat this product and think that it is actually North Carolina barbecue. The chicken isn't bad.

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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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131 reviews 131 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I had the bbq plate with fries and stew. Hushpuppies come with the plate too. All was very good. The bbq was a little spicy which I loved. Order your food at the counter, they bring your food to your table. My husband had the fried chicken, he said it was very tasty. They have a drive-thru also. Service is... More

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