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Smithfield Gourmet Bakery and Cafe

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220 Main Street, Smithfield, VA 23430
757-357-0045
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 34
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  • 4
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sandwiches are Good but Just Too Bulky

The sandwiches at Smithfield Gourmet Bakery and Cafe were recommended by my hotel. Their bread is homemade and as a result, the sandwich slices are fairly big. That combined with the more than adequate meats and cheeses piled high makes it awkward to eat without it falling apart. Having said... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
winsomelosesum
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Smithfield, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love to eat at the bakery. The food is always delicious. What you might think of as an ordinary hamburger is no ordinary hamburger at the bakery. It's a gourmet hamburger. All of their entrees are that way and they are huge in size. You can easily make two meals out of one order. Always save room for their... More 

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Thank Donna A
Smithfield, Virginia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went in a couple weeks ago to pick up some pastries early on a Sunday morning for my husband. The selection was negligible, nearly everything was either "out" or "I guess he didn't make any last night" was what I was told by the young girl at the counter. I wound up with a couple cheese Danish that were... More 

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Thank Wendy T
080473, Owner at Smithfield Gourmet Bakery and Cafe, responded to this review

This is probably the only time that I will ever say this . Before you judge a business especially when you live in this small little town with the rest of us, maybe ask questions when you see something is totally abnormal . Something like is everything OK as if you really care ... Because that's what I would do... More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Entrees and dessert were tasty. Appetizers left much to be desired. Bleh! My main complaint with this restaurant is that the servers were mis-informed. On the Restaurant Week menu, it clearly had "Appetizer, PICK ONE" "Entrée, PICK ONE" "Dessert, PICK ONE" My husband and I made our selections. When we placed our order, the server said "No, if you pick... More 

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Thank MargaretR8
080473, Owner at Smithfield Gourmet Bakery and Cafe, responded to this review

I am very glad you came in and I am extremely sorry for the confusion!!! We had a young Lady who only works occasionally and she misunderstood the menu. The other servers Immediately corrected her when they realized her misunderstanding . I will admit we have been very busy with restaurant week but we want all of our patrons to... More 

Virginia
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This was our 2nd visit to the Cafe, which we remembered fondly from a year earlier. In this case, our memory was accurate...it was well worth the trip from home (about a 45 minute car ride). My one issue with our meal (lunch on New Year's Eve) was the size of the sandwich (turkey, ham, and bacon jam) -- which... More 

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Thank cjackson27
Virginia
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Great spot for coffee and pastries! The pastries and breads are always freshly baked and yummy. Lunch here is also, very good.

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1 Thank MissVA2006
houston
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145 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

another should have known when we walked in the door. We ordered five latté and mocha coffees. Luke warm syrup based drinks appeared. I refused to drink mine, the rest of family endured because they did not want to complain. I will never understand peoples reluctance to return bad food or drinks. I switched to coffee,, which was barely better.... More 

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1 Thank VIEQUESBEACHBUM
Raleigh, North Carolina
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136 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

The sandwiches at Smithfield Gourmet Bakery and Cafe were recommended by my hotel. Their bread is homemade and as a result, the sandwich slices are fairly big. That combined with the more than adequate meats and cheeses piled high makes it awkward to eat without it falling apart. Having said that, the sandwich combinations offered are tasty. You could easily... More 

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Thank winsomelosesum
080473, Owner at Smithfield Gourmet Bakery and Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for visiting our restaurant and bakery. I am glad you enjoyed your bulky sandwich :)...please come visit us again and if you don't want as much on your sandwich just let your server know.. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year !!!! More 

Smithfield, Virginia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I live locally, and this is one of our favorite places for lunch. The food is delicious, and fresh. My personal favorites are the kobe beef wrap and the chicken salad sandwich!

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Thank Kelly S
080473, Owner at Smithfield Gourmet Bakery and Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you!!! We appreciate your business !!! we are so glad you love us and our food. Again, thank you and Merry Christmas !!! More 

Clinton, Indiana
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Well after being told to try the sweet potato ham biscuit, I did just that. I added it to the meal I ordered. Vegetable soup and ham salad sandwich, after all we are talking Smithfield home of the smoked ham. This restaurant is run by the Smithfield meat plant, and has ample ham products to purchase.

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Thank jonesnuc
Smithfield, Virginia, United States
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

My wife and I have eaten at Smithfield Gourmet Bakery several times over the last few years, primarily for lunch. Today we enjoyed one of their daily specials - sliced ribeye sandwich and I added a cup of Brunswick stew. As usual, the food was great, as was the service. The Bakery is also known for their breads and desert.... More 

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Thank Lance D
080473, Owner at Smithfield Gourmet Bakery and Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting our restaurant. We appreciate your business over the last few years . We are very pleased that you enjoy your meals and look forward to seeing you again. It is customers like you that make what we do worthwhile !!! That is to create good food !!! Thank you again !!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 220 Main Street, Smithfield, VA 23430
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Smithfield
  • Phone Number: 757-357-0045

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?