We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“NC BBQ” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Smithfield's Chicken 'n Bar-b-q

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
Smithfield's Chicken 'n Bar-b-q
3705 Patriot Way, Wilmington, NC 28409
910-794-8280
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #190 of 538 restaurants in Wilmington
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“NC BBQ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I think I'm not a fan of NC BBQ. I do however, love their hushpuppies that they serve. The other food is good too, I am just realizing that I'm not a fan of the vinigar based BBQ here in NC

Visited August 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

23 reviews from our community

69% Recommend
    11
    5
    5
    1
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Surf City, North Carolina
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“ut OOO!! do not want to eat here-7300 Market St Smithfields-Wilmington”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

yes- fantastic chicken and barbecue- great sides and a clean restaurant. have eaten here for many years but never again. Super nice manager was always around and did not see his this time but i expect certain rules for people handling our food to come from a manager. Was shocked to see our cashier with a fever blister so huge it covered from the top of his nose to the whole side of his mouth. OK im thinking i can do this -he isnt touching the food- what happens?
he takes our order - puts on gloves- ok im still good :)- then starts fixing the food and actually wipes his mouth (yes, the blister is oouussing- pink, puffy and slimmy oooze. I feel like im going to get sick. so happy im not drive through. we ask for our money back and yes we are questioned why but they do refund. The person refunding the money acts like we are a problem and doesnt really seem to understand. but who can argue- knowing they will let a person come in on days when they have this problem makes me never want to visit again, and we will not.
just not acceptable from a team and a manager. what else do they let slip? eegadds yucko

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wilmington, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“too bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

As Smithfields go, this location is just okay. I have been known to go to the Ogden or the Leland location when I want really good barbecue. When I want really fast barbecue, I go to the 17th Street location. They really overcook their food here. Too bad.

Visited August 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Atlanta GA
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great Bar-B-Q, reasonable Prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This may be the only time I've been to a BarBQ place and they didn't offer any sauce, and there was no sauce on the table. But the pork was so good I didn't notice until we were have finished so I didn't bother to ask. Usually that's a key decision, do I want sweet, vinegar, regular sauce? I love this place, wish there was one near my house!

Visited July 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wilmington, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Smithfields is one of the BBQ restaurants that you will consistently find decent BBQ and fried chicken.

Visited May 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Smithfield's Chicken 'n Bar-b-q also viewed

Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
 
Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
 

Been to Smithfield's Chicken 'n Bar-b-q? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Smithfield's Chicken 'n Bar-b-q, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.