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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

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7911 Fayetteville Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603-5631
+1 919-661-9151
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

It's a nice quiet quality place to go! Very nice staff and great food! The Brunswick was amazing it seemed to stay hit the entire visit.

Thank Joseph D
Bath, North Carolina, United States
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

I have eaten here on multiple occasions including last night. The food and service is always great. Smithfield's food and service is very consistent at all their locations and prices are average or less than the competition.

Thank Josh L
Suffolk, Virginia
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137 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

When we visit the Raleigh area, we often stop at Smithfield's. Sunday there was not a parking space available at lunch so we went thru the drive-thru. WOW! Immediate service, the lady saved us money with her suggestions, and when we pulled up to the pickup window, we were handed two bags in less than an minute. We have never... More 

Thank oldhokie702016
Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

I think they have the best fried chicken on the planet. Plus they have Texas Pete at the table or to go which everyone should put on their chicken. If you eat in they will bring you your food plus keep tabs on your drink and keep it topped off. Very friendly customer service. I eat there more than I... More 

Thank suttonj29
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

I'm from Kansas City where BBQ is a staple, so I was anxious to try Smithfield's BBQ since it's "North Carolina BBQ." It is very different from KC BBQ, but it was still very good, and I would definitely have it again on my next visit! I also loved Smithfield's because when you eat inside, you get great Southern Hospitality.... More 

1 Thank HDay22
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

Food is great and service is excellent. Friendliest staff ever! Sweet tea is perfect, bbq is tender. We eat here every time we travel through NC.

Thank Angel T
Lillington, North Carolina
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015

Went through the drive thru here. The sweet tea was so weak and tasteless that we returned it ... only to get more of the same! Fries were over cooked and barely warm. As much as I like SCNB restaurants, I can't recommend this one!

Thank M H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

As we were passing through the area, we wandered in and were glad we did. Had a quick snack that made us smile. The food was good and the iced tea conjured fond memories of summers past. The hush puppies reminded me of tasty college tailgates. The service was great and the people who worked there were really sweet. Will... More 

Thank Annre2
Chicago, Illinois
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124 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

What a great place to sample the unique flavors of the south. From a midwesterner's perspective, the barbecue was a too vinegary and not saucy enough. Their sauce is very thin, more for basting and marinating, not for dipping. It was not to my taste, but I am sure others love it. Their chicken, hush puppies, and other sides were... More 

Thank beth828
Apex, North Carolina
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202 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

I always leave Smithfield's completely sated with a smile on my face. Their Bar-B-Q and chicken is always delicious as are their sides. We usually sit in the back room. The two ladies that bring refills are always smiling making the dining experience very pleasant. This time we both had the dark chicken special with fries and slaw. The portions... More 

Thank wjm8309

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7911 Fayetteville Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603-5631
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-661-9151

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?