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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

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5180 Nc Highway 42 W, Garner, NC 27529-8417
+1 919-773-0774
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Garner, North Carolina
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

We get take out from Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q right often. They have the Eastern Carolina style BBQ that is vinegar based. The slaw is the creamy kind and is very good, as well as everything I've eaten from there. The sweet tea is excellent. Their fried chicken is VERY crispy, a little too much for me. Most every time... More 

Thank tammiew101416
Raleigh, North Carolina
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101 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

This is a chain of restaurants serving chicken and barbecue (eastern North Carolina style, red pepper and vinegar). The service is efficient and friendly, and the decor is nothing that fancy. Expect to be served in about three (3) to five (5) minutes. The barbecue is consistently good as well as the chicken. For sides, I prefer the Brunswick stew... More 

Thank George O
Benson, North Carolina
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in at 11ish for lunch. Today it was busy, but not packed. Our food was served promptly, hot and fresh. I had a bbq sandwich and fries. It was very good. Never once did I bite into any fat. As we sat chatting, enjoying our lunch, a very sweet lady walked around refilling our teas. I would recommend... More 

Thank MelonyJ1990
Newport, NC
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

We went in at 11:30 am for lunch. It was NC State home football game day. They were packed with customers to the door. The staff was still friendly, stayed calm, wait was not that long considering how busy they were. The girl came around checking on us and getting drinks. Bbq was hot and great tasting. Seemed upper management... More 

Thank Newport_NCSaraB
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

So, you're tootling down I-40 from Raleigh towards Wilmington. Perhaps you just got into RDU and you're "hongry" and tired from traveling and airport food is abysmal and where to stop for a fix bite? Well, our family tradition is to keep on the lookout for Exit 303, Jones Sausage Road outside of Garner, and the Smithfields BBQ franchise there.... More 

Thank Rick K
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

The BBQ sandwich with cole slaw was pretty good although the clerk at the drive thru window who filled the order had a bad attitude.

Thank Car G
Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Called ahead to order the Tailgate Special with BBQ. Wanted to pick up and take home to my family for dinner. I gave them 20 minutes. When I arrived, the cashier already knew about my order and asked for fresh fries. But as I watched , my order had not even been put together yet. At least 15 orders went... More 

Thank Lisa B
Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

I love Smithfield's BBQ!! The ladies who work here are some of the nicest, attentive servers I've ever seen. Would go back tomorrow if I could!!

Thank Blumagnolia
Platte City, Missouri
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

First, the menu needs to be more organized and specific. Prices are on the high side but the food not really worth what you pay. I ended up with a 2 piece chicken "snack" which didnt even show on the menu board. I got coleslaw as my side. NC relies too heavily on their use of vinegar in everthing so... More 

Thank midwest_gal2014
Boone, North Carolina
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We love a Smithfield's but this one was not what we expected. No wings...no wings?... And dark meat was going to take fifteen extra minutes so we paid extra for white and then there was none of that either so we settled for legs. Ordering and reordering was painful and then we were still missing a BBQ sandwich and fries... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
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: 5180 Nc Highway 42 W, Garner, NC 27529-8417
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Garner
  • Phone Number: +1 919-773-0774

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