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Smithfield's Chicken & BBQ

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1710 South North Carolina Highway 119, Mebane, NC 27302
+1 919-563-2440
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

You'd expect good barbecue here, and it is. The real surprise is the chicken which is excellent. The sides are great too. I don't usually like hush puppies, but these are first rate. Very tasty iced tea to wash or all down with. We eat there a couple of times each week.

Thank Harry P
Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We stopped at this location on our way to Myrtle Beach, SC. We had planned to stop at one of the Smithfield's on our way. Even though, we got our food to go, the service was excellent and the food was good. The workers whether younger or older are always very nice and helpful. We always look forward to going... More 

Thank tgeary69
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Growing up in Southeastern North Carolina, my favorite BBQ is the vinegar based chopped pork. Smithfield's is my favorite even though it is a chain restaurant. They have perfected the recipe and the pork is lean, not fatty at all. Their sides are very good too.

Thank Amanda C
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The fried chicken was ok and the servicewas efficent. The food was nthing to write home about. Hush Puppies were dry and the chicken was just warm. Added a side of banana pudding which was a huge dissapointment. Had vision of them taking pudding out of a can and filling the plastic cups. They need to look into the manufacturing... More 

Thank smokeyellow
Mebane, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I've eaten barbecue all my life and find the Smithfield's barbecue to be outstanding. Service is friendly and very fast.

Thank JoeOrangeCounty
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Everyone says how great the barbecue is so tried it this past Saturday. Service was quick and pleasant. The Cole slaw is typical slaw, not very tangy, potato salad ( to creamy for me) and hush puppies pretty good. The pulled pork did not have much flavor. Some vinegar taste. However the meat was pretty tender, nut a bit disappointing.... More 

Thank Kathy P
Pikeville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch while on a trip to the mountains. This location has the best BBQ AND SERVICE that we have found. The staff were very friendly and service was top notch! I had the Value Pak and my wife had fried chicken. Will stop there again‼️

Thank Thomas E
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Basic NC BBQ chain with consistent quality and very reasonable prices for what you get. Nothing fancy, no frills, just cheap quality BBQ. The chicken is great but I tend to lean towards the pulled pork. Be warned their side are all made with sugar (cole slaw, potato salad, beans, etc.) and I would recommend getting only one of those... More 

Thank jwb7287
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We went here for dinner and the food was great and lots of it. If you like good BBQ you got to try this place. The prices are pretty good and the taste is great. Loved the hush puppies and cole slaw too.

Thank Richard C
Haw River, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

They have some awesome barbeque. If you like the vinegary type sauce you will love this place. A little pricey but worth it.

Thank vickie l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
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: 1710 South North Carolina Highway 119, Mebane, NC 27302
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Mebane
  • Phone Number: +1 919-563-2440

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