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White Swan Barbecue INC

3198 S Brightleaf Blvd, Smithfield, Smithfield, NC 27577-9437
+1 919-934-8913
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cole slaw” (12 reviews)
“brunswick stew” (27 reviews)
“hush puppies” (45 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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LOCATION
3198 S Brightleaf Blvd, Smithfield, Smithfield, NC 27577-9437
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1 - 10 of 113 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been enjoying White Swan for many years. It is a must when I visit family in Smithfield. Hushpuppies are the best! Love the convenience of the vaccum packed packages of BBQ. Everyone back home will enjoy.

Thank Peggy M
WhiteSwanBBQ, Owner at White Swan Barbecue INC, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for stopping in to visit! We are glad you like the new packaging, it does make sharing our Que much easier!

Reviewed 14 September 2017

Typical with great hush puppies. The Que is just right moist but not greasy, not too hot, but with a kick. The sides are wonderful and fried chicken like Mom's. Thursday BBQ sandwich specials.

Thank Thomas R
WhiteSwanBBQ, Owner at White Swan Barbecue INC, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to you stopping back in when in town.

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Our last visit was May 2015 (as rated on here). Took us a while to try again. SO GLAD we did!!! Bbq sandwich with slaw was spot on! Moist bbq, not greasy, slaw sweet and perfect, bun steamed and fresh, fries were hot and crisp....More

Thank Rhjones69
WhiteSwanBBQ, Owner at White Swan Barbecue INC, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thanks for giving us another chance, and very glad you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 30 August 2017

We dropped into White Swan for lunch on a long trip on I-95 and were not disappointed. The place doesn't look like much on the outside and is tiny on the inside - only 7 tables, but you should know that looks don't matter with...More

Thank kbpneacl
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

out of everything you tried to order then what you settle for was not even good. Service not great either so it will not be a place we return to in the future.

Thank Lisa K
WhiteSwanBBQ, Owner at White Swan Barbecue INC, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Sorry you had a bad experience at our restaurant.

Reviewed 17 March 2017

If you like authentic Eastern North Carolina style barbecue and Southern fried chicken, the White Swan needs to be at the top of your barbecue bucket list! The White Swan is not one of the new trendy, barbecue restaurants working to make a name for...More

Thank charliespr
Reviewed 9 March 2017

If you want to feast on the best North Carolina style BBQ that there is, go to the White Swan. This "Old Geezer" and his Wife last ate there in 2015, while staying the night in Smithfield. We again were staying the night in Smithfield...More

Thank Old_Geezer2013
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I love this sort of barbecue place: unpretentious, more about meat than fancy descriptions or creative ingredients. We made a first but not last visit while passing through the area. We tried plates of both eastern NC style pork and fried chicken, with slaw and...More

Thank JJTOH
WhiteSwanBBQ, Owner at White Swan Barbecue INC, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Very glad that you enjoyed your visit! We love hearing from our customers and look forward to seeing y'all when you stop back by!

Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on the way to Florida. Found this place via the BBQ trail. It's a bit off 95 but worth the few extra minutes. Before we even ordered, the waitress brought out a tray of a dozen hot hush puppies- fantastic! We had...More

Thank TIC09
WhiteSwanBBQ, Owner at White Swan Barbecue INC, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit! We love hearing from our customers, and look forward to seeing you next trip through!

Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

If you want the best barbecue and chicken ever, stop by this restaurant. They also serve ribs and seafood. There are daily specials and great ice tea.

Thank Travelgirl1X
WhiteSwanBBQ, Owner at White Swan Barbecue INC, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2016

Glad you enjoyed your visit, look forward to seeing you again when you stop through~

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Nyblue302
12 May 2016|
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Response from WhiteSwanBBQ | Property representative |
We do sell our sauce, and ship our bbq. You may contact me at our email address the sauce comes in pints, quarts and gallons
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3198 S Brightleaf Blvd, Smithfield, Smithfield, NC 27577-9437
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Smithfield
  • Phone Number: +1 919-934-8913
  • E-mail
Description
White Swan Bar-B-Q features award winning genuine Eastern North Carolina pork barbecue. Made from a 50 year old secret recipe, White Swan Bar-B-Que has been voted one of the top 25 Bar-B-Qs in the SouthEast. Eastern North Carolina Bar-B-Q is unlike any other in the world. It's a taste that you must experience. Our Bar-B-Q is made with a vinegar and spice sauce which enhances the smoked flavor of the fresh pork. The pork is slowly cooked in a covered cooker which holds in the smoked flavor. The meat is then chopped, ready to eat. Great on sandwiches in a hamburger bun with cold slaw or buy itself, there is no other Bar-B-Q like it. Platter items include the best Pork Bar-B-Q, Fried Chicken, Fried Shrimp, and other Side dishes! Try the Brunswick stew, boiled potatoes, cole slaw, french fries, and fried pork skins. And of course, a basket of the White Swan's celebrated hushpuppies are served with each platter. Private dining facilities for groups of up to 50 people are available. Also Catering is available to you and your guest with a variety of items. Six locations to serve you.
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