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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%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (17 reviews)
“hush puppies” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
2607 Martin Luther King Blvd., New Bern, NC
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I am surprised that this is a chain restaurant, but then, it might explain why the food is bland and uneventful. We have eaten several delicious barbecue meals in North Caroline and Virginia, many we look forward to visiting again. This was not one of...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 29 December 2017

On a recent trip to North Carolina, my husband couldn't leave without eating BBQ. His cousin recommended Smithfields. The whole family enjoyed the meal and my husband even brought some home for his brother. The service was excellent and friendly.

Thank Momof2NewJersey
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Raised in NC living in Los Angeles, I don't get BBQ like this. This BBQ is like I like it. Not dry, not to hot seasoned to perfection. When I get off the plane coming to NC the first stop I make is here. If...More

1  Thank Ric O
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We felt like BBQ, and couldn't decide between Moore's and Smithfields. Based on TA reviews decided on Smithfield.. Good decision! This is good NC style (read that vinegar and pepper) BBQ. If you're looking for sweet, sticky sauce, this isn't it. But even better than...More

1  Thank Randy M
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Ate there last night with family. Our food was prepared quickly and the food was all prepared as asked. Portions are very generous, and the service and wait staff are friendly and attentive.

Thank Dana S
Reviewed 22 August 2017

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 10 August 2017 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
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25 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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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