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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Que

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4114 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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292 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

If you're not having Bojangles chicken, or if you want BBQ AND fried chicken, then, this is the place to go. Smithfield's in MHC does both well. It's a fast food joint. But the food is better than nearly every fast food place you've been into. Really. The chicken and BBQ are tops.

Thank BrianAtTheBeach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in while on vacation. Food was excellent. Staff are very courteous. My husband & I had the two piece chicken platter which came with hush puppies, slaw, & french fries. This is a must have for less than $20, the amount of food you get is well worth it. We would definitely eat here again.

Thank Natacha B
College Park, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

It ain't the Ritz-Carleton. But who the heck would be dumb enough to go the Ritz-Carleton for barbecue anyway? Order at the counter, gal or fella brings it out to you. Lots of linoleum. Uncomplicated menu, pretty much chicken or barbecue with a couple of the predictable sides. I had the 2 piece dark meat platter. Served nice 'n hot.... More 

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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 - 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 Street, Morehead City, NC
  • 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?