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

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Smithfield's Chicken 'n Bar-b-q
3705 Patriot Way, Wilmington, NC 28409
910-794-8280
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Ranked #191 of 538 restaurants in Wilmington
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
Wilmington, North Carolina
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105 reviews 105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Great Eastern NC BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This is a regular stop in Eastern NC for me. Smithfields BBQ is a great stop in any city. Good portions at a reasonable price.

Visited September 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent staff and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We arrived at Smithfield in Leland and the older gentleman that took our order was exceptionally friendly and courteous. We decided to sit outside because the air was cold, but he came out fix the table for us and continually checked on us until we left. Outstanding service.

Visited April 2013
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“YUMMY, YUMMY, YUMMY!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

GREAT SERVICE! GREAT FOOD! EXPENSIVE BUT WORTH IT! REAL SWEET TEA! I would love to see ACTUAL bananas in the banana pudding though! Maybe a southern peach cobbler?

Visited September 2012
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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
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Surf City, North Carolina
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112 restaurant reviews
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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
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