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Zack's Char-Grill

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618 E Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577-3926
+1 919-989-9227
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

A no fuss, no frills kind of place. But it's so so good!! The burger is grilled over a flame. The gentleman behind the counter knows everyone's name...almost like Cheers but without the alcohol. Don't miss this place!

Thank JessGarner
Level Contributor
69 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

This little burger joint remains one of our favorites. Good chargrilled burgers and hot fries. Add in some homemade chicken salad and you got a nice lunch spot. Now the building has an additional tenant in the back that being a home made ice cream shop. So we suggest you try both now.

Thank Bob D
Prescott Valley, Arizona
Level Contributor
116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

This is our first time at Zack's and it was great. Great flavor and fast service, even with a line to do the door. Next time we're in town, I'm sure we'll be back.

Thank Rick C
North Carolina
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

This is the first place I came to eat in Smithfield. It is clean but more like fast food than an actual restaurant. Pros: this is the best chargrill I have ever had in North Carolina. The bacon cheeseburgers are perfect portions, homemade, and flavorful. They are also incredibly affordable. Cons: the ordering cue can seem a little rushed- you... More 

Thank LadiesUsedToVamp
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

Wanted a quick delicious lunch so decided to try Zack's since I pass it every day. Very clean and quiet atmosphere. The owner really gets to know his customers, calling most of them by name. The food is prepared very quickly but it's still fresh! Had their chicken salad sandwich. Loved the chicken salad so much I got a whole... More 

Thank Lewish06
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69 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2014

We really like this burger place where the burgers are grilled and not fried. We also suggest you get the always hot and crispy fries too. We go for his homemade soup during winter time which is good on a cold day.

Thank Bob D
Smithfield, North Carolina
Level Contributor
55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Zack's is the place to go if you want chicken salad or a great, char-grilled burger; when you do something well, they say you should stick with it, and that is exactly what Zack's has done! With booths inside and tables and umbrellas outside, there is room for everyone. The prices and service are great.

1 Thank Sarah E
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Apparently Zack's is a true locals' favorite. Great hotdogs without question, super friendly service and a "quaint" atmosphere (very casual). Even the patrons were pleasant which, in today's world can sometimes be hard to find. I will certainly be back when I return to Smithfield!

Thank Melinda F
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and was initially concerned at how basic the menu is....truly just burgers, hotdogs and fries. But the food was ready within minutes and was amazing. The staff is incredibly friendly, greeting many customers by name and welcoming the folks they didn't recognize. The man whom we assumed to be the owner stopped by twice to ask... More 

Thank vsl7
Wilmington, North Carolina
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347 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

Best place in town to get a char-grilled burger. Fast, friendly and fabulous! If you're looking for a good burger, dog or chicken salad sandwich this is the place.

Thank GuyfromILMNC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 618 E Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577-3926
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Smithfield
  • Phone Number: +1 919-989-9227

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