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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

12504 Capital Blvd, Wake Forest, NC 27587-7487
919-488-8388
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Ranked #22 of 114 Restaurants in Wake Forest
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Jun 11, 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Columbia, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We stopped by Smithfield's on our way home from Raleigh. Our cousin recommended we stop here on my daughter's quest for the best fried chicken. We ordered one white chicken platter, one combo platter, and one chicken tender platter for the four of us and it was more than enough food as my husband prefers chicken wings and my daughter... More

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

A houseful of unexpected guests and off we go to Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar B Q. They have saved our lives several times and everyone loves the food. Not over priced and yummy.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

Well my first taste of Carolina BBQ and sadly I really don't care for the taste, maybe the vinager - but the pork was tender and juicy, the slaw and potato salad were pretty good as well. Service was great and friendly. I'll come back and try the chicken I hear its really good.

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Wewahitchka, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Great bar-b-q sandwich (pork & slaw),, good fried chicken and Brunswick stew with all the Sunday Dinner sides,, banana pudding has no bananas ?? PLACE YOUR ORDER THEN SIT DOWN

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Newport News, VA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

You order at the counter and the staff brings the food to your table. Usually a busy atmosphere with little decor. Table tend to be close together with little privacy.

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