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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

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10414 Us Highway 70 W, Clayton, NC 27520
(919) 553-4553
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Fayetteville, NC
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of dining in this restaurant today. The entire staff were awesome. All very professional, friendly and outgoing.

Thank Stan M
Clayton, North Carolina
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While this is not our visit here, it is the first time we have visited for about 4 years. It is the standard limited BBQ menu we have grown accustomed to in eastern regions of NC. Think pulled pork (called BBQ) and fried chicken and you are on the right track. The nice thing about a limited menu is that... More 

Thank Scot J
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Barbecue chicken was great, pulled pork was above average and you can't go wrong with the beans and slaw. On top of that, the staff is the most friendly staff I ever met. Great pitstop off 95

Thank Derek Y
Clayton, North Carolina
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

good food, dont expect much that isnt fried, except the BBQ...traditional NC eastern style pork BBQ! Side ok, good portions, cheap.....Tea is pretty sweet, and doesnt taste like instant. Banana pudding is good Service is fast, very pleasant

Thank JeffSwick
Bluffton, South Carolina
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Very attentive wait staff after placing your order, delivered your order to your table and made sure that your drinks remained filled. Best Chicken around, hush puppies, and got a combo platter that included shredded barbecue pork

Thank Randy F
Clayton, North Carolina
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Excellent BBQ and chicken. Service is great more time than not by the time you find a seat your food is ready. I am not a tea drinker but understand it also is good.

Thank Ed P
Clayton, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

It's a chain and you're only going to get so unique here. It's a great place to get Eastern North Carolina barbecue - that's the vinegar/red pepper/salt type. All areas seem to have their own favorite styles of barbecue, but Smithfield's embodies this style. They originated in Smithfield NC (hence the name) and their recipes are still the same as... More 

Thank Eric E
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The SCNB restaurants are always clean, the food is always fresh, and the service always friendly. Some locations, like this one, are decorated for 50's nostalgia. I also like the idea of a public wash sink for hand clean up after a meal.

Thank SaintVitas
Garner, North Carolina
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148 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

The taste of the BBQ has spiraled downhill and we dont visit as much. The prices of the food seems a little steep for what they have to offer. But THAT is my opinion and I encourage you to try it for yourself!!

Thank cowgirlup4293
Clayton, North Carolina
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

It's ok, but certainly not the best. They're a good choice for on the go dinners. Pork tends to be dry and hush puppies are always overdone and hard.

Thank traci830

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10414 Us Highway 70 W, Clayton, NC 27520
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Clayton
  • Phone Number: (919) 553-4553

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?