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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

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121 Wakelon St Ste 121, Zebulon, NC 27597
(919) 269-7009
Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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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 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Eat Pork

The food is worth the money. Really enjoyed being there. Waiter offered a complimentary cup of coffee. Nice!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Mack L
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Greenville, North Carolina
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15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wendell, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I wanted to give Smithfield a 5 but cannot because as for me the fried foods are too greasy. Younger members of my family have very little issues with Smithfield. My wife and I are both in our 60's and we both have backed off the Smithfield, especially the BBQ and the fried chicken.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Absolutely love this place. Pork is friggin amazing. Put some of that spicey vinegar on everything and bam! So good. Slaw is perfect and everything else

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Zebulon location always has great service and great food! Been to this location multiple times - solo and with large groups- always great service with good attitudes

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Greenville, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The food is worth the money. Really enjoyed being there. Waiter offered a complimentary cup of coffee. Nice!

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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160 reviews 160 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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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
49 helpful votes 49 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
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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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86 reviews 86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 Wakelon St Ste 121, Zebulon, NC 27597
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Zebulon
  • Phone Number: (919) 269-7009

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
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

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