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White Swan Barbecue INC

3198 S Brightleaf Blvd, Smithfield, Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-8913
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Ranked #1 of 76 Restaurants in Smithfield
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Description: White Swan Bar-B-Q features award winning genuine Eastern North Carolina pork barbecue. Made from a 50 year old secret recipe, White Swan Bar-B-Que has been voted one of the top 25 Bar-B-Qs in the SouthEast. Eastern North Carolina Bar-B-Q is unlike any other in the world. It's a taste that you must experience. Our Bar-B-Q is made with a vinegar and spice sauce which enhances the smoked flavor of the fresh pork. The pork is slowly cooked in a covered cooker which holds in the smoked flavor. The meat is then chopped, ready to eat. Great on sandwiches in a hamburger bun with cold slaw or buy itself, there is no other Bar-B-Q like it. Platter items include the best Pork Bar-B-Q, Fried Chicken, Fried Shrimp, and other Side dishes! Try the Brunswick stew, boiled potatoes, cole slaw, french fries, and fried pork skins. And of course, a basket of the White Swan's celebrated hushpuppies are served with each platter. Private dining facilities for groups of up to 50 people are available. Also Catering is available to you and your guest with a variety of items. Six locations to serve you.
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Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Virginia to South Carolina...this is a must stop. Conveniently off I-95 at exit 90, you've arrived and your day is immediately better! Hushpuppies on the table even before we ordered. Friendly, friendly server knew us both as"Sug.." as she took our order for BBQ platter & chicken, great sides of slaw & fries. Everything was super..under $17 + tip. Genuinely,,... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I know that I am bucking the trend here, but dinner tonight at White Swan was very disappointing! We arrived late, about 7:30, 30 minutes before their 8PM closing time. I give them a little credit because it was close to closing, but even so, the service, food, and atmosphere were below par. My wife and I arrived and no... More

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WhiteSwanBBQ, General Manager at White Swan Barbecue INC, responded to this review

Sorry you had a bad experience at our restaurant. We apologize for that and would like to have the chance to make it up to you. Come back and see us if you are in the area! Hope you will give us a second chance and try our BBQ pork which is our specialty. Thank you. More

Manassas, Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

WHITE SWAN BARBEQUE-IT’S AN EAST NORTH CAROLINA THING If you live anywhere in Johnston County, North Carolina, you can’t help but know about Linwood Parker and his White Swan Barbeque. On a recent trip to Charleston, SC, we decided to spend the night in Selma, NC and wanted to try some North Carolina barbeque, which we had heard so much... More

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Conway, South Carolina
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153 reviews 153 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

While traveling through the area, my wife and I decided to stop here for dinner, based on the reviews we read on Trip Advisor. From the outside, you may be tempted to keep driving by, based on the aged appearance of the exterior, but don't because you'd miss a really good dining experience. My wife selected their large-size BBQ plate,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

go here all the time, they treat you like family as soon as you walk through the door, chicken is excellent, and so are the hush puppies, best to sit down and enjoy your meal, you will be back!!!!!!!!!

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Benson, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Have stopped here many times on my way to work JUST for the chicken breast sandwich!!! It has the bone in and a wonderful crunchy skin!!! Nothing has ever came close!!!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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152 reviews 152 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Picked this place based on Trip Advisor ratings and comments. 4 of us dining for lunch. We all ate and ate the hush puppies. Only one of the four preferred them cooked a bit more...they were very light and delicious. Two had the Brunswick Stew...delicious...one said fabulous. Three had the BBQ...very good...one said could have had a bit more flavor...I... More

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

As a NC native it was great fun to share NC bbq with a business associate from California. Service was friendly and the food was good.

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We stopped for dinner here on a long road trip down I95. Great Carolina BBQ and hush puppies! Service was very fast. Parking was a bit difficult because it was so busy. There was a fast moving line of locals picking up to-go orders, but we had no problem getting a table in the dining room. We will definitely plan... More

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WhiteSwanBBQ, General Manager at White Swan Barbecue INC, responded to this review

So glad you were able to get in and get some great BBQ and hushpuppies! We try very hard to keep things moving very fast so no one has to wait long for an authentic BBQ meal! So glad that you enjoyed everything, and for next time, try timing your visit either before noon, or after 2 that will help... More

Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My husband and I rolled into town yesterday, set up camp at Raleigh Oaks, and headed to Smithfield to grocery shop. Not in the mood to cook I quickly checked my tripadvisor app as we walked out of Food Lion and saw that White Swan was rated highly. We stopped on the way back to the campground and picked up... More

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WhiteSwanBBQ, General Manager at White Swan Barbecue INC, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we love hearing from our customers. We have some great take out specials that are perfect for families and if you are traveling and want to have enough left to have some for the next meal! Hope while you were at Raleigh Oaks you got to visit our town and find some of... More

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Additional Information about White Swan Barbecue INC

Address: 3198 S Brightleaf Blvd, Smithfield, Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone Number: (919) 934-8913
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Smithfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Barbecue

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