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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

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12504 Capital Blvd, Wake Forest, NC 27587-7487
919-488-8388
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great medium meal between fast food and fancy.

Excellent food. Good service and clean. I would recommend either someone pour tea for patrons and/or m ake more readily available. In a line for 5 minutes to get a refill.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
James D
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Gretna, Virginia
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Manassas, Virginia
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I got the fried chicken and hush puppies, BF got the bbq plate combo of bbq and fried chicken, with a side of Brunswick stew. All the food there is really good. My dog loved the hush puppies :)

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Gretna, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Excellent food. Good service and clean. I would recommend either someone pour tea for patrons and/or m ake more readily available. In a line for 5 minutes to get a refill.

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Apex, North Carolina
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Great combo platter, great service and a comfortable environment. The plate was filled to the brim with savory chicken and pulled pork. The girls were friendly and extremely helpful. Definitely a customer service oriented mentality.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

They are always consistent with their menu. Have never had anything bad. The BBQ sandwich is a meal in itself. GREAT southern sweet tea as well.

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Leesburg, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you like NC BBQ this is the place for you. I grew up eating NC BBQ (with Cole Slaw of course) but moved to Florida in the 70's. I really miss good BBQ. Florida BBQ is any meat with Ketchup. I discovered Smithfield's a few years back and it has some of the best NC BBQ I have ever... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I'm not a fast-food person, but this has chicken and bbq that tastes like it was just cooked -- made fresh. The place is clean and a little retro. Service was efficient and friendly, and the price was great.

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Franklinton, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

While there are numerous Smithfield's around, this is the closest to us and most convenient. For a chain restaurant, the BBQ is very good. I normal get the plate and have brunswick stew as a side. The hush puppies are very tasty and I love the sweet tea. It does get rather busy sometimes at suppertime, but they move you... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We just relocated to the area and our plan is to eat local restaurants and chains for as long as possible. We don't want to eat anything we could eat back home until we feel like we've tried everything in the area at least once. Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q was completely new to us, so we thought we would give... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The chicken and pork Bar-B-Q is wonderful. Be careful with the platters. The servings are quite large and you will end up stuffed. My wife and adult daughter could not finish it all and I had to loosen my belt. The platter comes with sides and hush puppies. At first my three year old grandson was skeptic but then he... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This restaurant has signs all along I-95. We decided to check it out. It's a nice fast-food type restaurant with a drive-thur. We ate inside and the food is really good. The service is even better. We could tell from the conversations around us that a lot of regulars go there. It appears that the Bar-b-que sandwich special with fries... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12504 Capital Blvd, Wake Forest, NC 27587-7487
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wake Forest
  • Phone Number: 919-488-8388

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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