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White Swan Barbecue INC

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3198 S Brightleaf Blvd, Smithfield, Smithfield, NC 27577-9437
10:30 am - 7:30 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:30 am - 7:30 am
Thu - Sat 10:30 am - 8:30 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

You know you have found an authentic spot when its a hole in the wall brick building and older southern men sitting at a table having a "meeting of minds" I couldbhave spent all day in hear just listening to them talk!! Reminds me of a place back home! Next time instead of to go I will definitely have a... More 

Thank VRichardson780
WhiteSwanBBQ, Owner at White Swan Barbecue INC, responded to this review

Next time you stop in grab a seat at the round table, you will enjoy the lively conversations, and good food! Look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Hanover, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

small little restaurant adjacent to a small slum motel and across the street from a interesting mobile home park.... it has it all... kind of scary, but the food was good... go when it is daylight.....

Thank workamperdoner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I go to Raleigh from Goldsboro I always stop at White Swan for a pint of their delicious Chicken Salad, some of the finest I have ever tasted. You can purchase it with or without onions, I personally prefer with. Once you have tried it you will return.

Thank 882lawrences
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was awesome!!! Great stop on way to pawleys island!!! Make sure to get the BBQ n chicken too👍lots of families with kids n grandkids having lunch after church

Thank Susan W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

This place has a great bbq sandwhiches and the prices are reasonable. If you catch it on special day you can get the bbq sandwhiches super cheap.

Thank Jackson S
Havre de Grace, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

When I go to a restaurant, I do expect great food but also consider the price I paid for the meal. If I consider the White Swan under these terms, it would rate a 6! The food was just delicious, starting with the chicken, moist and seasoned perfectly. They bring you hush puppies while you wait, and my sons ate... More 

Thank Keith D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

My husband and I visited on a Sunday. What a busy place--there were pick up orders going out like crazy. A good sign that the food was going to be good. We ordered the barbecue chicken, barbecue sandwich with fries and Brunswick stew. All was delicious-the barbecue sandwich was so good my husband ordered one to go for his supper.... More 

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Columbus MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Just finished another amazing meal from White Swan. When we come back to Smithfield for a visit, this place is going to get a visit as well. Given the limited facility seating, we opt to call in our order and pick it up. They also cater large groups, I see. It's a dive...a hole in the wall...a blink on the... More 

Thank Sam J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We took a little detour off of 70 to eat here, & it was worth our detour! The BBQ pork was classic eastern NC style BBQ, & the fried chicken was an excellent surprise. The wait staff were kind & helpful.

Thank LenaGrayG
Pacifica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This place does it right. My husband and I went 2 days in a row. The fried chicken was great as well as the sides of coleslaw and potato salad. The next day I had the ribs and my husband the pulled pork sandwich. The BBQ sauce is vinegar based which was a great dipping sauce for the ribs and... 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 am
10:30 am - 7:30 am
10:30 am - 7:30 am
10:30 am - 8:30 am
10:30 am - 8:30 am
10:30 am - 8:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3198 S Brightleaf Blvd, Smithfield, Smithfield, NC 27577-9437
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Smithfield
  • Phone Number: 19199348913
White Swan Bar-B-Q features award winning genuine Eastern North Carolina pork barbecue. Made from a 50 year old secret recipe, White Swan Bar-B-Que has been voted one of the top 25 Bar-B-Qs in the SouthEast. Eastern North Carolina Bar-B-Q is unlike any other in the world. It's a taste that you must experience. Our Bar-B-Q is made with a vinegar and spice sauce which enhances the smoked flavor of the fresh pork. The pork is slowly cooked in a covered cooker which holds in the smoked flavor. The meat is then chopped, ready to eat. Great on sandwiches in a hamburger bun with cold slaw or buy itself, there is no other Bar-B-Q like it. Platter items include the best Pork Bar-B-Q, Fried Chicken, Fried Shrimp, and other Side dishes! Try the Brunswick stew, boiled potatoes, cole slaw, french fries, and fried pork skins. And of course, a basket of the White Swan's celebrated hushpuppies are served with each platter. Private dining facilities for groups of up to 50 people are available. Also Catering is available to you and your guest with a variety of items. Six locations to serve you.

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