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White Swan Barbecue INC

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3198 S Brightleaf Blvd, Smithfield, Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-8913
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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: White Swan Bar-B-Q features award winning genuine Eastern North Carolina...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great visit on a crowded day

Great hush puppies and food. It was a super busy Sunday, stood in line, got seated and then it was great. Had multiple waitresses taking care of us, all polite. Had never been there, asked for samples and they gladly helped out with that. They were hustling to get everyone taken care of and did... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
RicN22
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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  • Dining on a budget
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great hush puppies and food. It was a super busy Sunday, stood in line, got seated and then it was great. Had multiple waitresses taking care of us, all polite. Had never been there, asked for samples and they gladly helped out with that. They were hustling to get everyone taken care of and did well. Thanks for a great... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

En route to Savannah from Richmond we stopped at White Swan for dinner at about 7:30 on a Friday night. We were warmly welcomed into this casual but terrific spot that embodied the best of NC BBQ and hospitality. After bringing our drinks (I never have sweet tea and drank 3 glasses) and some amazing hush puppies, our server brought... More 

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St. Cloud, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Visited on our way past on I40 headed toward Wilmington. Chose it based on previous reviews. Food was outstanding and the service was even better. Brunswick stew was delicious, but bbq stole the show. Nothing like Carolina BBQ and slaw. If you are within a hundred miles looking for a cool, authentic BBQ, this is it.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Wow!! Best bbq ever!! Huge portions. Quick friendly service. Right off I95. Will come back. Live about 45 minutes away and worth the drive. Love it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I stopped in here because I was staying in the area and it had good reviews. There are not a whole lot of restaurants in the area so if you are nearby, hungry for some eastern carolina barbecue and looking for a very casual dining experience this is your place. The barbecue was classic eastern carolina style and perfect. The... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Ordered the fried chicken and pork bbq combo plate. Order brought immediately to the table piping hot. Chicken was greasy, bbq was ok after I doused it with vinegar bbq sauce. Waitresses could be more friendly. No greeting when we came in, no smiles just "can I take your order" and that's it. This is a southern town, where is... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

BBQ is King here and this is real deal! I had the BBQ plate and this was the best I have had since a "pig pickin'" years ago. My wife had the Combo Chicken and Shrimp and both were to die for. Our only problem was eating too many of the provided Hush Puppies. They are just the right sweetness,... More 

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Naples, Florida
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Stopped on our way back north. It was very good! Staff very friendly and food was so good and reasonable priced. Worth the small detour off rte 95! Will be back next fall!

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Sparta, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were in Smithfield for one night to see the Wings Over Wayne Air show and love trying local food. After reading Trip Advisor recommendations for White Swan and Maps sent us to the gas station, I thought it was wrong at first. Don't drive away, go inside! Patrick was the name of our very friendly counter staff, and it... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This place is not much to look at but don't let it scare you off. The BBQ and ribs are great and the hush puppies are unique and yummy.

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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)  >  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 to $10
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3198 S Brightleaf Blvd, Smithfield, Smithfield, NC 27577
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Smithfield
  • Phone Number: (919) 934-8913

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $5 to $10
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • 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.
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

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