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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 - 10:00 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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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 southern style BBQ & fixins

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
krwatts
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Apex, North Carolina
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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
25 restaurant reviews
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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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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Columbia, Maryland
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Additional Information about Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

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

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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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