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All 29 Smithfield Restaurants

Taste of Smithfield

217 Main St., Smithfield, VA
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Ranked #3 of 29 Restaurants in Smithfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Great Falls, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The theme of the town is pigs and ham, and secondarily peanuts (biggest ham and oldest peanut in the world displayed in the local museum), and this restaurant (with gift shop) enthusiastically contributes to this theme! Most everything on the menu has some sort of pork in it, with even the salad dressing having some bacon. My friend and I... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I took my family here for dinner. The service was painfully slow. The food was mediocre. I ordered the NC style BBQ sandwich and the pork was dried out and the flavor was bland. The portion was huge. I had the mac and cheese with it and it tasted like fake cheese. My daughter had a burger and said it... More 

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Abell, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We visited Smithfield for the day and wanted to enjoy a local lunch. Ended up at A Taste of Smithfield, as recommended by several shop owners, and were not disappointed. Of particular note is the sandwich and soup/salad lunch. The Pagan Traditional Cuban sandwich had four generous portions of meat and was very scrumptious. We sat outside in the enclosed... More 

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Franklin, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I live near Smithfield and have been curious about Taste of Smithfield since moving to the area 3 years ago. Finally, because a relative was visiting, we ate there while touring the small town of Smithfield. It's usually busy during November and December, so there's often a small wait. You should know it is a market and a restaurant, selling... More 

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Smithfield, Virginia
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294 reviews 294 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

My husband and I have eaten here many times. This restaurant is in the historic downtown location of Smithfield Va. Lots of windows give you a view of the happenings on the brick sidewalks and a beautifully painted farm mural. You can park on the street or a nice parking lot behind the restaurant. The front of the restaurant has... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Food was great and the after dinner shopping (jelly, peanuts, and bacon lip balm!!!) was a great way to end the day.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This restaurant is part of a neat gift show featuring items characteristic of Smithfield -- hams, peanuts, and various candies. The restaurant serves a variety of sandwiches and all are done well. I had a Magruder hamburger -- very generous beef patty cooked just as I requested with bacon and blu cheese, served on a special bun. The sandwiches come... More 

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Paoli, Pennsylvania, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Stopped by because it sounded good and will come back because the food was amazing. Their sandwiches are a unique blend of deliciousness. Four of us each tried a different sandwich and side and no one was disappointed. Whether the pulled pork, the pagan cuban or my Taste of Smithfield burger, the TOS signature burger with hamburger, crabmeat and bacon... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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240 reviews 240 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in to buy a ham and ended up having lunch. The staff was cheerful and helpful. We sat at the lunch counter because the tables were full. I had the half sandwich and soup. The Pagan traditional Cuban was not really a Cuban sandwich. The bread used was ciabatta and with the combination of ingredients it made a tasty... More 

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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

If you want some really tasty sandwiches...especially ham...this is the place to go! We also enjoyed their vegetable soup and tasty sweet potato fries! Of course, when we finished, we had to visit their store and sample their many kinds of peanuts before leaving! Good food, good prices, beautiful town, a place to come back to one day! Loved it!... More 

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Additional Information about Taste of Smithfield

Address: 217 Main St., Smithfield, VA
Phone Number: 757-357-8950
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Smithfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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