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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Que

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4114 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC
+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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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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...

Thank NC-Camperman
Minneapolis, MN USA
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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.

Thank MSPRoadmaster
Bismarck, North Dakota
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275 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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

Thank gshore
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7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We are from the North, and we love barbecue .. Brisket, ribs. Pulled pork . So when we stopped at Smithfields we looked over the menu . barbecue here means pulled pork , unseasoned . They do have a ketchup based sauce if you ask . So we ordered the barbecue . Chicken and sides of stew ,hush puppies .... More 

Thank Peter Y
Morehead City
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We eat here often and are never disappointed. The employees are always friendly and efficient. This is one of our favorite places to eat when we are in a hurry. I love their fried chicken and bar-b-q. They will cook the french fries crisp on request. Hush puppies are great when they are hot but no fried food is good... More 

Thank Arthur3
North Andover, Massachusetts
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118 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Looking for a little off island BBQ, the friendly staff has a variety of fried treats. Once you walk in the door you get a whiff of fried goodness. We enjoyed hush puppies, fried chicken and BBQ. The BBQ has a slight vinegar flavor, goes great the next morning as a side of hash. Food was good, but fried food... More 

Thank Paul G
Newport, North Carolina
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I went into Smithfield's about an hour before they closed with a large party. The staff was great to say the least. They were helpful with getting the large party served and got us what we needed. The food was great. We had a family pack Chicken and BBQ. As always the good was great. Kudo's to the working staff... More 

Thank smac90
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Had the large BarBQ pulled pork plate. Large serving of meat with excellent sides of hush puppues, Cole slaw and fries with iced tea. Best sauce I've had Been back for lunch for the sandwich value meal with fries and tea. Had enough meat for two sandwiches. Chicken and shrimp also excellent. Purchased qyarts of meat, Cole slaw brunswick stew,... More 

Thank Donald S
Lake Wales, Florida
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111 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

While on vacation we decided to stop by Smithfield's for dinner as we wanted something other than seafood. Heard the fried chicken was excellent and decided to try it. This is probably the best fried chicken around. Tender, juicy and not at all greasy. The homemade potato salad is excellent as well. Would definitely go back.

Thank tom4cats

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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, Fast food, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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 Street, Morehead City, NC
  • 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?