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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

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12504 Capital Blvd, Wake Forest, NC 27587-7487
919-488-8388
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A very nice place to grab a meal.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
BessieKM
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Southern Maryland
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Southern Maryland
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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 

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Thank BessieKM
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

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Thank Mike W
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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24 reviews
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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

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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!

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Thank Ken A
Manassas, Virginia
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I got the fried chicken and hush puppies, BF got the bbq plate combo of bbq and fried chicken, with a side of Brunswick stew. All the food there is really good. My dog loved the hush puppies :)

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Thank Suzanne H
Gretna, Virginia
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Excellent food. Good service and clean. I would recommend either someone pour tea for patrons and/or m ake more readily available. In a line for 5 minutes to get a refill.

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Thank James D
Apex, North Carolina
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Great combo platter, great service and a comfortable environment. The plate was filled to the brim with savory chicken and pulled pork. The girls were friendly and extremely helpful. Definitely a customer service oriented mentality.

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Thank wjm8309
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

They are always consistent with their menu. Have never had anything bad. The BBQ sandwich is a meal in itself. GREAT southern sweet tea as well.

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Thank krwatts
Leesburg, Florida, United States
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you like NC BBQ this is the place for you. I grew up eating NC BBQ (with Cole Slaw of course) but moved to Florida in the 70's. I really miss good BBQ. Florida BBQ is any meat with Ketchup. I discovered Smithfield's a few years back and it has some of the best NC BBQ I have ever... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?