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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

2607 Martin Luther King Blvd., New Bern, NC
+1 252-636-2398
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“chicken” (16 reviews)
“pulled pork” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
2607 Martin Luther King Blvd., New Bern, NC
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Reviews (64)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you only like the midwestern bbq - dont expect to like this one. Mostly you will see folks in here that like that flavor and will dose it with additional hot sauce. It also comes with slaw on top. The bbq chicken and f...More

Thank wecacnna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was awesome and chicken was great vinegar based eastern NC BBQ was delicious and Chicken was amazing staff is very courteous will be back soon

Thank srthellcat
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I would hate BBQ if this was all I could get. The meat was cold, not smoked, and the hushpuppies were flavorless. Glad we shared a plate so we only wasted $10.

Thank marks4randolphs
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We have visited New Bern many times, but never stopped at Smithfield's before tonight. We were pleasantly surprised to discover really good food at an amazing price. The friendliest restaurant we went to all week. Highly recommend.

Thank Hope D
Reviewed 27 March 2017

When staying at the Hampton Inn in New Bern, slip around the corner for some excellent BBQ! Awesome!

Thank TrainingConsult
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I was excited to try some Carolina-style BBQ at the Smithfield's in New Bern. I was dismayed at the size of the chicken pieces (extremely small) and the taste. I am used to great BBQ from the mid-west and this was horrible tasting to me....More

Thank Lydia J
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Very clean. Very friendly people who want you to be comfortable and happy. The food was delicious. It is a chain, but not the type of fast food restaurant that one might think. We had gone to Smithfield's years ago and were delighted that things...More

Thank susanaW8243LY
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Not fancy but good, down home BBQ! We've been back a 2nd time. Consistently good food. BBQ in NC style and their hushpuppies were fresh and fried just right!

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I've eaten at Smithfield's for decades and they definitely have the best BBQ in New Bern. The atmosphere is comfortable and clean. They have wonderful potato salad, fries and hush puppies, and many other menu items. A great place to pick up dinner to take...More

Thank KUS1974
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

On a trip to New Bern stopped at Smithfields Bar-B-Q for a family dinner. Excellent BBQ, vinegar based and very flavorful. Cole slaw, baked beans and hush puppies were all quite good. Service was quick and courteous and restaurant was clean and well maintained. A...More

Thank Ron F
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24 February 2016|
Response from GrandpaGene | Reviewed this property |
The BBQ is eastern North Carolina pulled pork. The plate comes without a bun. The slaw has some mustard in it and, I think, vinegar. It is not, as I remember, a heavy mayo slaw.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2607 Martin Luther King Blvd., New Bern, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: +1 252-636-2398
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