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White Swan Barbecue INC

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3198 S Brightleaf Blvd, Smithfield, Smithfield, NC 27577-9437
+1 919-934-8913
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunswick stew” (27 reviews)
“cole slaw” (12 reviews)
“hush puppies” (45 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Diner, Gluten Free Options
3198 S Brightleaf Blvd, Smithfield, Smithfield, NC 27577-9437
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Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on the way to Florida. Found this place via the BBQ trail. It's a bit off 95 but worth the few extra minutes. Before we even ordered, the waitress brought out a tray of a dozen hot hush puppies- fantastic! We had...More

Thank TIC09
WhiteSwanBBQ, Owner at White Swan Barbecue INC, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit! We love hearing from our customers, and look forward to seeing you next trip through!

Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

If you want the best barbecue and chicken ever, stop by this restaurant. They also serve ribs and seafood. There are daily specials and great ice tea.

Thank Travelgirl1X
WhiteSwanBBQ, Owner at White Swan Barbecue INC, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2016

Glad you enjoyed your visit, look forward to seeing you again when you stop through~

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Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Staying nearby for a few days and discovered White Swan. Have tried many other Q places in our travels but this is some of the best I have tasted! Everything was good, from the crispy-soft hush puppies to a great Brunswick Stew with just the...More

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WhiteSwanBBQ, Owner at White Swan Barbecue INC, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2016

So glad you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for the kind words, we love hearing from our customers.

Reviewed October 24, 2016

We picked up our dinner to-go and brought it back to our RV.   We got the pulled pork/chicken combo and the rib platter with sides.  We chose the Fries, Brunswick stew, Green Beans and slaw.  The pulled pork was very good and the ribs...More

Thank 2RVers
Reviewed October 11, 2016

We both had a pork/shrimp combo plate. The servings were large+, the fries were not greasy and the cole slaw is typical chopped southern style slaw. The pork had some smoke flavor and is finely chopped. The Carolina BBQ sauce was to kill for. There...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed August 23, 2016 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...More

Thank VRichardson780
WhiteSwanBBQ, Owner at White Swan Barbecue INC, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2016

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!

Reviewed August 22, 2016

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.....More

Thank workamperdoner
WhiteSwanBBQ, Owner at White Swan Barbecue INC, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2016

Glad you enjoyed the food at our restaurant! I hope you didn't have a problem with any of the residents of our motel, they tend to not cause any problems. As for the trailer park across from us, although it is not ours, we have...More

Reviewed August 16, 2016 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...More

Thank 882lawrences
WhiteSwanBBQ, Owner at White Swan Barbecue INC, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2016

So glad that you enjoyed the Chicken salad. This would be the Pine Level franchise located on 70 hwy. always good to here that the others stores are keeping the customers happy!

Reviewed July 31, 2016 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
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
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May 11, 2016|
Response from WhiteSwanBBQ | Property representative |
We do sell our sauce, and ship our bbq. You may contact me at our email address the sauce comes in pints, quarts and gallons
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3198 S Brightleaf Blvd, Smithfield, Smithfield, NC 27577-9437
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Smithfield
  • Phone Number: +1 919-934-8913
  • E-mail
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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