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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

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2607 Martin Luther King Blvd., New Bern, NC
+1 252-636-2398
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 are still as outstanding as we had remembered. We each had the BBQ plate. I... More 

Thank susanaW8243LY
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 home after a long day at work. We have also had them cater many times.... More 

Thank KUS1974
Powhatan, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 great place and highly recommended.

Thank Ron F
New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I have never had a bad experience here! The food is one of my favorite and the manager is always smiling and happy! My family is from Georgia the barbeque is TOTALLY different back home but I brought them to Smithfield's to have a different taste on barbeque. They were very impressed! The tea is great as well!

Thank Callena B
Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Was in town and needed our barbq fix and stopped to smithfields and could not have been happier. The staff was very friendly coming to our table and refilling our drinks and the pulled pork just what I needed. So good we brought 6 pints home with us to Texas!

Thank MrsPattiP
Hampton, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

I've been in the area since Saturday - mostly at the local time share/planned community and had yet to eat at a local restaurant for lunch. I decided to try the barbecue and Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q, sort of expecting a dump until my Nuvi screen showed me where it was. Driving in, I was even more impressed. No dump... More 

Thank GrandpaGene
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

I went here on the 11-6 and the service was very poor. I asked for my fries to be fried crispy, the attendant cut me off when I was trying to tell her to make sure they were crispy! She was like, yeah I got extra crispy.....well.......they came out just as limp as a wet noodle, and my hot dog... More 

Thank DavisFamilyBayboro
Merritt, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Just knowing that Smithfield's barbecue is cooked fresh , you also know that you will really enjoy your pork. Fried chicken is also good right by itself. Their prices are reasonable.

Thank Thelmond C
Southern Shores, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Our group of four were amazed. A simple fast food place on Business 17 in New Bern. We were greeted at the door and welcomed. The prices were great, the food was awesome... BBQ and firend chicken plate with Brunsdwick Stew and Baked Beans for sides was amazing. Throughout the meal, servers can and replenished tea. Better service than at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?