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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

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12504 Capital Blvd, Wake Forest, NC 27587-7487
+1 919-488-8388
10:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love to go to Smithfield's to eat some of the best chicken and pork barbeque. I love a restaurant that is consistent, one you can count on the food being good every time and this restaurant is just that. The staff are very well trained and we enjoy meeting them.

Thank jpulley2017
Valparaiso, Indiana
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234 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by in the evening and ordered the dark chicken combo. The chicken was excellent and the sides of cole slaw and Brunswick stew were great. Once the order was placed the food arrived very quickly. The only negative was that while the menu was fairly simple, it was not self explanatory. You had to ask questions to understand what... More 

Thank Kent F F
Tampa, Florida
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110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

My first time at smithfields and I was impressed with the food. We got it to go. My husband used to go smithfields (different location) and told me it was just as good now as it was then. I got the fried chicken with baked beans and cole slaw with hush puppies. He got the bar b q (pulled pork).... More 

Thank Cynthia S
Lost Creek, West Virginia
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

They were very friendly and willing to please customers in every way. We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere

Thank Sheila V
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

How can something so good be so bad for me?! I seek to avoid fried foods. But I break all the rules when I go to Smithfield Chicken. It's the best fried chicken not cooked at home. If you love fried chicken as I do...this is the spot! I'll just space out my visits! Good eating.

Thank Dr. William-Haz... H
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Visit here often. Love the fried chicken. Atmosphere is nice. Staff are cordial and service is good. Great place to get your fried chicken craving met!

Thank Joy H
Bakersville, North Carolina
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We happened to stop for gas, and saw this place nearby. We were on our way to our hotel, and there was even a drive thru window, so we stopped. We got a quart of bar-be-q, slaw, rolls, hush puppies, and they put plates and plastic utensils in as we mentioned we were going to our hotel. We had a... More 

1 Thank binjammin
Raleigh, North Carolina
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464 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

had them cater our son's graduation party. Bar B Q, fried chicken, coleslaw, hush puppies, potato salad, sweet and unsweet tea and they throw in two bags of ice and utensils. fed 10 for $120, and they delivered to our house. we even had some left over. everything was excellent (except the hush puppies were a little soggy--i would skip... More 

Thank timriordan
Raleigh, North Carolina
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346 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

I guess I'm surprized that I haven't reviewed some of the old reliables... but a visit from out of town relatives, prompted me to check... We had a simply delightful in-store tailgate party with chicken, BBQ, Hushpuppies. Of course this was all excellent. and this particular LOVES the bananna pudding. Always good food, good service and great tea as well.

Thank Steve J
York, South Carolina
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128 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

First time I have ever been to one. The bbq sandwich was good the hush puppies were good. Not a bad first time experience. The counter person wasn't very friendly but the lady checking on the tables was a hoot. I would give it a try again.

Thank yorkscbuckeye

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
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: 12504 Capital Blvd, Wake Forest, NC 27587-7487
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 919-488-8388

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