Smithfield is a short drive from just about anywhere in the Tidewater area and a nice break from all the traffic and newer buildings. The Smithfield Inn is located on Main Street and within walking distance of many other attractions such as the local museum, art galleries, antique shops, etc.
There is a nice porch out front with a handful of comfortable rocking chairs where you can rock, wave, and watch others pass by on Main Street. Inside the setting is relaxed and on the quiet side. Most tables are set up for seating four but it looks like they are easily able to configure for larger groups if necessary.
For lunch we enjoyed Ultimate Crabcakes and Peach Glazed Chicken. The Crabcakes were just wonderful being mostly crab meat with almost zero filler - the chicken was a hair on the sweet side even for myself but was otherwise quite nice. One quality that stands out was the amount of chicken included in my meal - a very healthy serving of meat! We drank one water and one soft drink along with our meal and with tip included our total was just under $50.
In my opinion the cost of the meal was a tad on the high side but the nice setting largely justified the additional expense.
*** My only word of caution - beware of scalding water in the bathrooms! ***More