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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

121 Wakelon St Ste 121, Zebulon, NC 27597
(919) 269-7009
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Ranked #8 of 28 Restaurants in Zebulon
Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Part of a chain, this location has typical eastern North Carolina barbecue, with great sides, and great hush puppies. Highly recommended.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

So today I tried S.N.B.C. I truly wish I hadn't. Unless you like sweet tomato soup on top of an improperly cooked piece of chicken, slimy baked beans made with shredded chicken no less!?!, and mini torpedoes made out of who knows what ingredients (I was told they are hush puppies). Needless to say we did not eat at all!!!!!... More 

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Zebulon, North Carolina
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104 reviews 104 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Having grown up in Piedmont NC, I love the Lexington-style barbecue. But having now lived the greater part of my life near eastern-style, I must admit I like them both. And Smithfield's does a very good job with the eastern style. Normally I would expect to have to go to Parker's in Wilson or Skylight Inn in Ayden to enjoy... More 

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Zebulon, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I came in last week because this place is supposed to be one of the best in Zeb. I ordered the white meat combo platter. The chicken breast I got was over cooked, and what little meat there was on it was dry. The side vegetables I got taste like something I could have made at home for less. The... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We were very impressed with Smithfield's, which we felt was what all fast-food restaurants might wish to aspire to. The fried chicken was excellent, and my combo platter also came with some authentic North Carolina pulled pork. Their version of barbecue isn't my favor (that would be Texas-style brisket) but their vinegar-based sauce was spicy and very tasty. On top... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Had never been to this restaurant before but I wasn't disappointed. Food was excellent, service was excellent, and very good value. I am definitely coming back.

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I really like this regional chain. My fav is the White meat combo platter. A huge fried chicken breast and wing, pulled pork, 2 sides and hush puppies...mmmmmmm!!! The fried chicken is crispy and very tasty. The pork is good with the hot sauce (vinegar and hot pepprs flakes) on it. Classic eastern carolina BBQ. Slaw and potato salad are... More 

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Bunn, North Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

If you don't like a lot of fries, be careful, you will be overwhelmed. Portions of the BBQ are adequate(we all eat to much anyway), and the blend of flavors in the BBQ sauce is just right. Priced right for just about anyone.

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63 reviews 63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

Stop here every year going to the beach at obx. Love the bar-b-que, huge portion of fries, good sweet tea, and friendly service. I think it is some of the best food for the price you can get. If it was local, would eat there weekly.

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96 reviews 96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Fast, Friendly, inexpensive, nice place to eat! Convenient to Belks and Roses department stores.

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Additional Information about Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

Address: 121 Wakelon St Ste 121, Zebulon, NC 27597
Phone Number: (919) 269-7009
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Zebulon
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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