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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

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12504 Capital Blvd, Wake Forest, NC 27587-7487
+1 919-488-8388
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Lost Creek, West Virginia
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

They were very friendly and willing to please customers in every way. We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere

Thank Sheila V
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

How can something so good be so bad for me?! I seek to avoid fried foods. But I break all the rules when I go to Smithfield Chicken. It's the best fried chicken not cooked at home. If you love fried chicken as I do...this is the spot! I'll just space out my visits! Good eating.

Thank Dr. William-Haz... H
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Visit here often. Love the fried chicken. Atmosphere is nice. Staff are cordial and service is good. Great place to get your fried chicken craving met!

Thank Joy H
Bakersville, North Carolina
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

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 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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415 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 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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326 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 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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120 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 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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190 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 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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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 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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75 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
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: 12504 Capital Blvd, Wake Forest, NC 27587-7487
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 919-488-8388

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