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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

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  • 8
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
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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
Most recent review
NC BBQ the old way.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Alwjones
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Leesburg, Florida, United States
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Leesburg, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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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57 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 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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8 helpful votes 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 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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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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