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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

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1105 Gum Branch Rd, Jacksonville, NC 28540-5742
+1 910-347-6355
10:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Family order of fried chicken was crispy outside and juicy and tender inside! All say, finger-licking good. Sides were well-made: fries with no hard ends or the extra crispy ones that can break a tooth. To die for hush-puppies that leave you wanting to get 2 doz. to go. Don't forget the banana pudding (single serving is enough for 2).

Thank antoinette o
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I am always satisfied by the delicious food I enjoy each time I visit Smithfields BBQ & Chicken. The staff are friendly and quick to get your food to you. They frequently check on you to see if there is anything else you might need to make you dining experience more pleasing.

Thank O S B
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Always good and they always aim to please!! A little of of the south is good!! Very good for all! Kid friendly for sure!

Thank Fay R
Hubert, North Carolina
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

BBQ sandwich very good, love the fried chicken. Lots of southern style sides. And of course there's banana pudding. Service very good, food comes out hot to your table. Fries can be a little greasy, hush puppies great substitute.

Thank emfritter
North Carolina
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185 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Spotter another Smithfield's while out taking care of personal business. Although not in a new building, their service was just as good as the newer store we vidited last week. They wee so good, we heard one of the server apologize to customer for being "late"! LOL, they beat him to the table!!! We've never seen service so fast in... More 

Thank Bikerdudeandhiswife
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

This place has the best chicken I've ever eaten and the service was outstanding. We really enjoyed our meal and will definitely be going back. Store was very clean and has one of the highest health grades I've ever seen.

Thank srthellcat
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

The food here is terrible. There is no flavor to the chicken tenders and the sides are GROSS! Another person in our party ordered the fried chicken and said it was ok at best.

Thank milspo
Hollywood, Maryland
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Excellent Carolina style BBQ pork. Tailgate special is has 2 dozen mouth watering hush puppies! Almost a meal by themselves.

Thank bmillerrok
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2015

This is one of my favorite places to eat when I visit Jacksonville. The staff makes you feel welcome, and the bbq a little on the spicy side, but keeps me coming back for more. The value pack meal is the best deal, and they don't mind me ordering my bbq sandwich without coleslaw. What's great is they sell the... More 

Thank Patricia S
Wilmington, North Carolina
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226 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We had a sampling of the menu: BBQ, fried chicken, BBQ chicken, Brunswick stew, baked beans, slaw, tater salad and hush puppies. It was all delicious! Restaurant is very clean and well maintained. My favorite is the hush puppies dipped in BBQ sauce. Yummy!

Thank deeremom430

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1105 Gum Branch Rd, Jacksonville, NC 28540-5742
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 910-347-6355

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