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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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Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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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Good for:
Dining on a budget

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  • 1
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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
Most recent review
Good spot

Stopped here on our way home from Florida. We arrived about an hour before closing,our mistake, they were out of many of their items we wanted to try. But we had their pulled pork sandwiches which were generous and delicious, they came with great hush puppies and we ordered a side of very good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
baileysmom57
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North Caldwell, NJ
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  • Dining on a budget
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North Caldwell, NJ
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on our way home from Florida. We arrived about an hour before closing,our mistake, they were out of many of their items we wanted to try. But we had their pulled pork sandwiches which were generous and delicious, they came with great hush puppies and we ordered a side of very good potato salad and sweet tea. The... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
36 helpful votes 36 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
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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
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 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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