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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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Morehead City
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Donald S
Lake Wales, Florida
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175 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Really enjoyed the services that was provided at this restaurant. Staff was very friendly and the bathrooms and inside of the establishment very clean. I was a bit hesitant at first because we ate at a Smithfield's on the way and the staff wasn't very friendly, but I must say that my family and I really enjoyed the food and... More 

Thank katinadenise
Bedminster, New Jersey
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is the place for Eastern-NC vinegar barbecue pork. The restaurant is a bit like a fast-food operation; go to the counter to place your order, then wait for it to be brought out to you. The BBQ Pack will serve four to six people. Service is fast.

Thank Bill W
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Being from the deep south, I enjoy sweet BBQ. Smithfields is definitely a vinegar based with vinegar sauce. LOTS of vinegar. I can overlook the food and order something different however, the service was the most disappointing. Folks here are quite nice and polite. I found the staff to be complacent, inattentive and dismissive. Not somewhere I will visit again.

Thank Tiffany F
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Service is always friendly and fast. The tea is great. Great chicken, BBQ and Brunswick stew. Staff is wonderful

Thank G203UZkarenm

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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, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?