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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
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great eastern NC BBQ. The staff is friendly once you warm them up a bit, lol. Fast service. Great sweet tea, pound cake and bbq. I definitely recommend!

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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

we stopped for lunch on our way south on 95 and are glad that we did. the ribs were excellent and the barbecue waa very good too. The Brunswick stew was unlike any otherthat I have ever tasted. And sweet and a little spicy, overall a very tasty side dish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

We were driving from FL heading back home to NJ and decided to look for a bbq place as NC is suppose to be known for the best. We pulled over off of 95 and read a few reviews and decided on here. So glad we did!!! Not only was the food EXCELLENT but the staff and owner were so... More 

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Smithfield, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Love their barbeque, potatoes and green beans. For those of us who like vinegar in our pork it is the best! Also very reasonably priced.

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Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
54 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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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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