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Holt Lake Bar-B-Que & Seafood

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3506 Us Highway 301 S, Smithfield, NC 27577-9495
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This establishment serves five star cuisine. It is well worth a try the have great deal on their Fried chicken meal deals. The bbq is wonderful and the potatoes are phenomenal.

Thank Jackson S
Clayton, North Carolina
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This review is all about the chicken livers. I constantly seek out restaurants that serve this simple "homey" item. Often, I am disappointed. The livers are usually over breaded, over cooked or both. Holt's livers are fresh, well seasoned and perfectly fried. I have eaten them at the restaurant and ordered takeout. To be fair, my family also say that... More 

Thank vsgtraveling
Denver, Colorado
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

For starters the Owner sits on a Bar stool and is not nice to his Staff at all !!!! You can tell when he is not there the Atmosphere of the Rest is so Nice. The staff acts so much different. The food is uch. We have all tried is more than once and it keeps getting worst. We are... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Not a fancy location but very clean and easy to move around in. My wife got bbq and Fried chicken and I got bbq. Pure simple was not good in flavor, very bland taste. Been few years since eating bbq in Smithfield but this really was gisappointing, should have gotten seafood.

Thank Kenneth T
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food and atmosphere! Best hush-puppies, trout and sweet tea I have ever had! Great prices too! Waitress was down to earth and very sweet! Definitely coming back!

Thank Heather O
Cooper City, Florida
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

If you like Carolina Style BBQ this place is for you. No fancy style. Great hospitality. Free dessert is served before you even order. Unless you are really hungry the small portion is plenty of food!

Thank Michael1221
Benson, North Carolina
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101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Great seletion of chicken, BBQ and seafood. By the plate or family style. Very hard to beat for the money.

Thank chunnicutt2000
Orange County,NY
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food at great prices. Stopped here on way home to NY from FLA. pitchers of tea sweet and unsweetened on the table. Seafood was fried but not greasy. My very picky son even ate fried okra and loved it! My husband can't wait to go back.

Thank ybielu
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

This place has really good fried chicken. And their hush puppies are even better. The customer service is good as well

Thank Latoya D
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Had the Pork BBQ plate. BBQ was very good with the Eastern vinegar flavor. I prefer the red slaw over regular white slaw but it was good anyway. I noticed a lot of the lunch patrons was ordering lunch meals and their plates were loaded with food. Very good value for the buck. Service was good and would recommend to... More 

Thank Dwain Y

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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
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Seafood, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3506 Us Highway 301 S, Smithfield, NC 27577-9495
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Smithfield
  • Phone Number: 919-934-5564

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?