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C W Cowling's Restaurant - CLOSED

1278 Smithfield Shopping Plz, Smithfield, VA 23430-6054
+1 757-357-0044
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  • Excellent7%
  • Very good7%
  • Average21%
  • Poor37%
  • Terrible28%
29 Sep 2014
17 Aug 2014
“Restaurant is closed”
Restaurant Hours Closed
1278 Smithfield Shopping Plz, Smithfield, VA 23430-6054
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Reviewed 30 September 2014

No longer a good place to eat... don't know why they closed down.. original owner sold the business and the new owners didn't keep it open very long... Sad to see it go..

Thank Margo23430
Reviewed 17 August 2014

The restaurant is no longer in business since our last visit to Smithfield in June. When we were there last, we were the only customers there. The menu never seemed to change

Thank DickM
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Always had good and food and service. Missed by many "regulars" and drop ins alike. We hated to see it close.

Thank gmaVirginia
Reviewed 7 April 2014

This restaurant went downhill after it was purchased from a couple several years before. The last time I went in it was dirty, carpets threads loose, booths not attached to wall and stuck out in walkway. Service okay but menus changed to cheap looking. Some...More

Thank JLDC
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Used to be very good. Went down hill under new owners. Food was slow coming out of the kitchen; bland, over-cooked (or microwaved), and tasteless. This place would serve as a good case study on how to kill a restaurant. Closed down, and for good...More

Thank Lance D
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Their food quality began declining, and suddenly they were closed. Too bad that Smithfield lost another restaurant but, in this case we are better off.

Thank Mark and Teresa C
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Food took forever. My salad was bitter and had obviously been sitting out for a while. My sons nachos we just chips with what seemed to be microwaved cheese on them. Hard and tasteless. The rest had burgers which were fine.

Thank Desiree M
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Tried this place a decade ago and then more recently when asked by associates to join them. Food is OK only if you have low expectations.

Thank cjdotheworld
Reviewed 2 May 2013

I am surprised at the earlier reviews that state the restaurant was getting a remodel a couple of years ago because you certainly can't tell. I hate to think of what it looked like BEFORE the remodel. It is dark, dingy and dirty. Wallpaper was...More

Thank Tammy G
Reviewed 25 October 2012

Service was fine. Staff was nice. We always stopped here on the way home from VA BEACH. The BBQ is not the same as it was maybe 5 years ago? Not sure what was different, but it is not the same.

Thank Diane721
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1278 Smithfield Shopping Plz, Smithfield, VA 23430-6054
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Smithfield
  • Phone Number: +1 757-357-0044
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