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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Que

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4114 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2801
+1 252-247-7476
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Smithfield's has been around for a long time...for good reason! They simply have the best chicken. It's seasoned perfectly every time, plenty hot and crispy, and more than ample servings. The BBQ is delicious, tangy NC style, the staff is curteous and fast. Who needs more reason than that to visit!

Thank wblawson54
Tuxedo, North Carolina
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the fried chicken and hush puppies. The hush puppies were pretty much what I've come to expect from this region, but I was really disappointed in the chicken. I found it to be overly breaded and overlooked ( fried chicken should not be chewy!) Also, I found the seasoning to be lackluster. I could have done better at... More 

Thank ChefMarkChristopher
Gastonia, North Carolina
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for a quick lunch. You order up front and they call your receipt number out and bring to you. I ordered the "value pack" w/ a BBQ sandwich, fries, & drink. They serve a good portion of fries. I would like a little more BBQ on my sandwich for the price. The BBQ itself is vinegar based... More 

Thank JR-NC700
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

there are Smithfield's BBQ places all over NC. We like the one in Morehead City NC. When we first came to NC, and saw Smithfield's, we were surprised! we grew up in VA and this was a different kind of BBQ...made with a vinegar sauce. it was good. Smithfield's BBQ has BBQ of course, pulled, w/wo slaw, sandwich or platter;... More 

Thank catsears2016
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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107 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Greeted very quickly and very courteously. I was sure how to order here and the cashier was very helpful. I had the Regular BBQ Plate & the 4 piece Chicken Box. Included plenty of Hush Puppies which were pretty good & two sides. I had the Cole Slaw & the potato salad. Everything was fresh and there was plenty of... More 

Thank Bear E
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84 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Came with a party of 8. Very enjoyable atmosphere. Hospitable staff and servers. Not too pricy for the amount and quality of the food. Very impressed. My son was home on leave from his military. It was his first time to come home to the states in almost two years. Smithfield Barbecue was at the top of his list of... More 

1 Thank Randall P
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Wife and I had lunch there on Sunday. 1st time we ever ate there. Was well pleased, good food, quick service and free coffee made it all really good. Would certainly recommend.

Thank Tom C
Raleigh NC
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The food is always Hot & Fresh and the service is great. They also have some of the best Sweet Tea around if you like SWEET Tea...

1 Thank NC-Camperman
Minneapolis, MN USA
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Smithfield's is consistently good, and always convenient. I tend to travel a lot on business and this is one of the places I go to for a good meal at a fair price.

1 Thank MSPRoadmaster
Bismarck, North Dakota
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291 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

The chicken sandwiches are giant size, the BBQ is wonderful. Then there's the traditional brunswick stew and banana pudding and sweet tea all good every time

1 Thank gshore

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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
American, Barbecue, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4114 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2801
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Morehead City
  • Phone Number: +1 252-247-7476

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