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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

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100 Exchange St, Henderson, NC 27536-3572
+1 252-492-3655
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favorite BBQ spot in the area. Less than a half mile from the interstate (Hwy 85) and amongst a few other restaurants. The food is really good, especially the BBQ and hushpuppies and the staff is friendly. I recommend if you're in the mood for good BBQ.

Thank CltGirl129
Henderson, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We ordered for the family and everything was wonderful as always. The barbecue chicken is outstanding.

Thank terry s
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Just got in from DC and was hungry hadn't ate all day and thank goodness they were open until 11pm.it was great food and nice and hot 💝

Thank Renae R
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210 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Was looking forward to some Carolina barbecue. Enjoyed this simple restaurant about 10 years ago and wanted to repeat. Food was OK but not as tasty as I remembered. Staff were indifferent. I had to clean off a table - they weren't even busy! The bathroom was disgusting. Would not go back.

Thank Adventure_Debi
Richmond, Virginia
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Smithfield's is built around Eastern Carolina - vinegar based BBQ. The regular BBQ plate is plenty for a meal, especially coupled with a couple of sides. Beans are always good. Slaw and potato salad are also well made. Hush puppies are OK, but nothing special. Of the several times I have visited the Henderson restaurant, the BBQ has been consistently... More 

Thank JamesPeter2105
Edgewood, Maryland
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Nice establishment, very clean and friendly staff, but I could not even finish my meal. After pulling off all the fat and skin from the chicken. Boiled chicken dipped in BBQ sauce is not real BBQ! There were four of us who dined in the group and none of us liked it. Maybe it is just their style of BBQ,... More 

Thank Yaadie01
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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229 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We stopped here on the recommendation of our son-in-law who loves their barbecue. I can't say the same for myself because I'm not a fan of vinegar based barbecue, but the meat was good and well proportioned. We got the platter that included chicken, which was moist and flavorful inside and wonderfully crispy outside - a definite yes to this!... More 

Thank Gryfudd
Harbeson, Delaware
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152 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We shared a bbq combo plate (included hush puppies. Cole slaw and potato salad, all homemade ) and 4 piece fried chicken Which came with hush puppies. Bringing large quantity of hush puppies home to enjoy a second time. I wish they had honey for the hush puppies (guess it's a maryland thing) Recommend a good rest lunch/dinner spot. They... More 

Thank TVL4Ever3
Grantham, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We stopped in for a bite to eat and the food was very tasty. The staff were friendly and the pricing was well within reason.

Thank Chas1012
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

When we went into the place it was so clean and neat and the food was great and I recommend everyone to go visit

Thank Keshia T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
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 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Exchange St, Henderson, NC 27536-3572
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Henderson
  • Phone Number: +1 252-492-3655

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