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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

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1105 Gum Branch Rd, Jacksonville, NC 28540-5742
+1 910-347-6355
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“fried chicken” (12 reviews)
“hush puppies” (14 reviews)
“bbq sandwich” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Fast Food
1105 Gum Branch Rd, Jacksonville, NC 28540-5742
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Reviewed November 2, 2015

We had a sampling of the menu: BBQ, fried chicken, BBQ chicken, Brunswick stew, baked beans, slaw, tater salad and hush puppies. It was all delicious! Restaurant is very clean and well maintained. My favorite is the hush puppies dipped in BBQ sauce. Yummy!

Thank deeremom430
Reviewed October 19, 2015

Great place to get fried chicken or some really good bar-b-que. The sweetest sweet tea you will ever taste. Very generous portions

Thank ncnut18
Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

In NC for birth of grandson. I wanted to try real nc bbq, so my daughter, also from Jacksonville Florida days this place. OK um is this really Carolina bbq sauce? Too spicy we have Carolina bbq sauce in Florida and it's a vinegar base...More

Thank wasntme
Reviewed February 27, 2015

Most people have tried this place by now but we never see anyone order the barbeque chicken. On those nights or days when you want something a little healthier or with more zip-give it a whirl. Lots and Lots of sauce that was more like...More

1  Thank wecacnna
Reviewed February 17, 2015

Smithfields on Gum Branch is one of my go-to places when nothing else sounds good. I enjoy their fried chicken, the fried shrimp or their Carolina-style BBQ. After ordering at the counter, the food is brought to the table promptly and the service is great....More

Thank cautionflag
Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Great food and a friendly staff. And clean as a whistle. The staff came around to see if I needed a refill and made sure I was good and this is a fast food place.

Thank Aubrey W
Reviewed June 9, 2014

Traveling though! We each got the 2 piece chicken dinner plate, dark meat. Each came with two side choices and hush puppies. Chicken (dark meat) and bake beans were very good, coleslaw was excellent. The hush puppies were also good. We only had the chicken....More

Thank usroadrats
Reviewed April 20, 2014

We went here as a group and came away unimpressed. The bbq was average at best. The fried chicken was ok. The shrimp was absolutely terrible. It tasted like they breaded canned shrimp and fried it. The fries were limp and soggy. I will say...More

Thank Jason G
Reviewed March 17, 2014

We always make a trip to Smithfield's while in Jacksonville for some delicious fried chicken and yummy sides. Personally not a fan of the hushpuppies but those who like them say they are good. Always friendly staff!

Thank gigi2twins
Reviewed February 27, 2014

This was our first time in a Smithfields Restaurant on Gum Branch Road and we took some time to order. The lady behind the counter gave us a sample of the pulled pork and was just so polite and explained all the different selections. We...More

1  Thank 2antigua
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1105 Gum Branch Rd, Jacksonville, NC 28540-5742
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 910-347-6355
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