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Taste of Smithfield

217 Main St, Smithfield, VA 23430-1324
+1 757-357-8950
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“hams” (27 reviews)
“bacon” (35 reviews)
“smithfield ham” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
217 Main St, Smithfield, VA 23430-1324
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Six of us took the free Jamestown-Scotland ferry, bought a combo ticket to tour Smith's Fort Plantation and Bacon's Castle, and then arrived at Taste of Smithfield Sept 17 for dinner at 5:20. Smithfield is a quaint Victorian town and headquarters of the world's largest...More

Thank friendgetaway
Reviewed 1 week ago

Menu has recently been changed and reduced choices. It was explained to us that they were creating new dishes to try out and that popular ones would be added to menu. However only 1 special was offered. Fresh cut fries have been changed to coated...More

1  Thank Q4250LNjan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is always good, the service is great and the gift store is amazing with lots, and lots of peanuts any flavor you can think of and many other gifts that are unique.

Thank Belinda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here for lunch. My husband ordered a cheeseburger with barbecue fries, my daughter ordered a country ham on a chibotta roll with mac and cheese and I ordered the chicken salad with sweet potato fries. The country ham sandwich was so huge that...More

Thank hawaiiansurf8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After stopping at the visitors center we were told that "The Peanut Shop" was located in Taste of Smithfield. While we browsed in the peanut shop and made a purchase there we checked out the menu at the restaurant. The offerings looked good but we...More

Thank April B
Thomas D, General Manager at Taste of Smithfield, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, April! Thank you so much for taking the time to post your thoughts about your recent visit with us. We hope you'll visit us soon for lunch or dinner!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious. Outstanding menu, food, service and selection of peanuts and gifts. No wait, but if there was, it would be worth it. Pork and She-crab soup excellent. We'll be back.

Thank paj0756
Thomas D, General Manager at Taste of Smithfield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, there! You are so kind to leave such a thoughtful note - we look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

First the waiter was absolutely the best. He answered every question and was attentive and thorough. He was friendly and quick with whatever you asked for. The restaurant store is a combination, restaurant, deli, country store with products made famous in Smithfield. You have to...More

Thank bkkc1234
Laurence S, General Manager at Taste of Smithfield, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Hi, there! Thank you so much for your very kind words - we are overjoyed to hear that you had such a wonderful experience with us. We hope to see you in town again real soon!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

The food was amazing. I had the full rack of ribs for lunch and they are amazing. The sauce was thick and flavorful. We also had the ham n sweet potato biscuits and they could be a meal on their own. Mouth watering.More

Thank 889shirleyh
Laurence S, General Manager at Taste of Smithfield, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful note about your meal. If you and your family are ever in the neighbourhood on Thursdays after 5pm, we take $2 off our house smoked ribs and BBQ sandwiches - there's even live music...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I visited here with my mother-in law around 7pm on a Saturday evening. After we sampled the peanuts were would purchase, we were seated for dinner. When we first arrived there were only 4 other tables with people at them. We sat down and were...More

Thank Bonnie0501
Laurence S, General Manager at Taste of Smithfield, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Hello, there! Thank you for candidly writing about your recent experience with us. We believe there is always room for improvement, and so appreciate how detailed your notes were. We've instructed our servers to communicate more frequently with the back-of-house staff to ensure that our...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch... so glad we did! I had a BLTA (bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado) wrap. My wife had cup of tomato bisque soup and a salad. Oh my!! Both were delicious! The service was excellent. They had a decent beer and wine selection....More

Thank Michael C
Laurence S, General Manager at Taste of Smithfield, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Hello! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed our delicious Applewood-smoked bacon, and that you had such a good experience with us. Stop on by again real soon!

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Rebekah P
6 November 2015|
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Response from UncleDuck | Reviewed this property |
That was not our eating experience at Smithfield. It looks as if the management is offering an apology and an offer to try their food again. The patrons may have had their order "drop through the cracks." I'd encourage the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Main St, Smithfield, VA 23430-1324
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Smithfield
  • Phone Number: +1 757-357-8950
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