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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

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12504 Capital Blvd, Wake Forest, NC 27587-7487
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Bakersville, North Carolina
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened to stop for gas, and saw this place nearby. We were on our way to our hotel, and there was even a drive thru window, so we stopped. We got a quart of bar-be-q, slaw, rolls, hush puppies, and they put plates and plastic utensils in as we mentioned we were going to our hotel. We had a... More 

Thank binjammin
Raleigh, North Carolina
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337 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

had them cater our son's graduation party. Bar B Q, fried chicken, coleslaw, hush puppies, potato salad, sweet and unsweet tea and they throw in two bags of ice and utensils. fed 10 for $120, and they delivered to our house. we even had some left over. everything was excellent (except the hush puppies were a little soggy--i would skip... More 

Thank timriordan
Raleigh, North Carolina
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263 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I guess I'm surprized that I haven't reviewed some of the old reliables... but a visit from out of town relatives, prompted me to check... We had a simply delightful in-store tailgate party with chicken, BBQ, Hushpuppies. Of course this was all excellent. and this particular LOVES the bananna pudding. Always good food, good service and great tea as well.

Thank Steve J
York, South Carolina
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106 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

First time I have ever been to one. The bbq sandwich was good the hush puppies were good. Not a bad first time experience. The counter person wasn't very friendly but the lady checking on the tables was a hoot. I would give it a try again.

Thank yorkscbuckeye
Wendell, North Carolina
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151 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Smithfield food always is very tasty, but if I would have one objection it would be most of its fried food hurts my stomach an hour or so after eating. Do not mis-understand: It does not make me sick, just is a little too greasy. I ate here with a friend, and that is where they wanted to eat. I... More 

Thank Allraceschurch W
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Went to the Wake Forest Smithfield Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q with a friend tonight for dinner and came away wondering what happened to the old Smithfield BBQ I knew. I ordered the Combo Dark and the clerk seemed clueless as to what was included. I assumed (mistakenly) that I would get a leg and thigh of chicken and BBQ pork. The... More 

Thank RP5528
Southern Maryland
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63 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This is a true North Carolina BBQ place. I asked ahead of time if the bbq chicken was spicy and was told "no, not too spicy." Little did I know that what is spicy in my world is much different in NC terms. Ha-ha. The restaurant absolutely made it right by giving me another choice of chicken dish and yes... More 

Thank BessieKM
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Being from Florida, good BBQ is not too plentiful. So to be honest when I saw a "fast food" style BBQ restaurant that you walk up to a counter and order I was skeptical but ended up being pleasantly surprised! Nice selection with fair prices, and friendly staff. After ordering we were asked to sit and a "server" brought our... More 

Thank Mike W
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I love their Brunswick Stew and Lemonade. Bar-b-Que is alittle too hot (spicey).Fried Chicken -good. Quick service

Thank cat2catz
Nashville, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

...would open restaurant(s) in Tennessee! We enjoy the tasty, chopped, well-seasoned BBQ Smithfield's serves. The fried chicken would make your grandmother proud that you ate dinner at Smithfield's when you could not get to her house!

Thank Ken A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 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 - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12504 Capital Blvd, Wake Forest, NC 27587-7487
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wake Forest
  • Phone Number: 919-488-8388

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