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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Que

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4114 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2801
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Raleigh NC
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is always Hot & Fresh and the service is great. They also have some of the best Sweet Tea around if you like SWEET Tea...

Thank NC-Camperman
Minneapolis, MN USA
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Smithfield's is consistently good, and always convenient. I tend to travel a lot on business and this is one of the places I go to for a good meal at a fair price.

Thank MSPRoadmaster
Bismarck, North Dakota
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275 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

The chicken sandwiches are giant size, the BBQ is wonderful. Then there's the traditional brunswick stew and banana pudding and sweet tea all good every time

Thank gshore
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6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We are from the North, and we love barbecue .. Brisket, ribs. Pulled pork . So when we stopped at Smithfields we looked over the menu . barbecue here means pulled pork , unseasoned . They do have a ketchup based sauce if you ask . So we ordered the barbecue . Chicken and sides of stew ,hush puppies .... More 

Thank Peter Y
Morehead City
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We eat here often and are never disappointed. The employees are always friendly and efficient. This is one of our favorite places to eat when we are in a hurry. I love their fried chicken and bar-b-q. They will cook the french fries crisp on request. Hush puppies are great when they are hot but no fried food is good... More 

Thank Arthur3
North Andover, Massachusetts
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117 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Looking for a little off island BBQ, the friendly staff has a variety of fried treats. Once you walk in the door you get a whiff of fried goodness. We enjoyed hush puppies, fried chicken and BBQ. The BBQ has a slight vinegar flavor, goes great the next morning as a side of hash. Food was good, but fried food... More 

Thank Paul G
Newport, North Carolina
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

I went into Smithfield's about an hour before they closed with a large party. The staff was great to say the least. They were helpful with getting the large party served and got us what we needed. The food was great. We had a family pack Chicken and BBQ. As always the good was great. Kudo's to the working staff... More 

Thank smac90
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Had the large BarBQ pulled pork plate. Large serving of meat with excellent sides of hush puppues, Cole slaw and fries with iced tea. Best sauce I've had Been back for lunch for the sandwich value meal with fries and tea. Had enough meat for two sandwiches. Chicken and shrimp also excellent. Purchased qyarts of meat, Cole slaw brunswick stew,... More 

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Lake Wales, Florida
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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

While on vacation we decided to stop by Smithfield's for dinner as we wanted something other than seafood. Heard the fried chicken was excellent and decided to try it. This is probably the best fried chicken around. Tender, juicy and not at all greasy. The homemade potato salad is excellent as well. Would definitely go back.

Thank tom4cats
Gambrills, Maryland
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Our family went here twice while on our vacation. We tried the Pork, fried chicken, hushpuppies, baked beans, brunswick stew, and fries. Everything was very good. Particularly liked the pork and baked beans. Also, can't beat having hushpuppies and brunswick stew to feel you are in the south. Fries are nothing special, but included in their value meal. The portion... More 

Thank Doug Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4114 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2801
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Morehead City
  • Phone Number: 252-247-7476

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