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White Swan Barbecue INC

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3198 S Brightleaf Blvd, Smithfield, Smithfield, NC 27577
+1 919-934-8913
10:30 - 20:00
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Sun 10:30 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 10:30 - 19:30
Thu - Sat 10:30 - 20:00
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North, VA
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244 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on the way to Florida. Found this place via the BBQ trail. It's a bit off 95 but worth the few extra minutes. Before we even ordered, the waitress brought out a tray of a dozen hot hush puppies- fantastic! We had the old timers special, a scoop of BBQ and a scoop of coleslaw. The size... More 

Thank TIC09
WhiteSwanBBQ, Owner at White Swan Barbecue INC, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit! We love hearing from our customers, and look forward to seeing you next trip through! More 

Clayton, New York
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

If you want the best barbecue and chicken ever, stop by this restaurant. They also serve ribs and seafood. There are daily specials and great ice tea.

Thank Travelgirl1X
WhiteSwanBBQ, Owner at White Swan Barbecue INC, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit, look forward to seeing you again when you stop through~ More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Staying nearby for a few days and discovered White Swan. Have tried many other Q places in our travels but this is some of the best I have tasted! Everything was good, from the crispy-soft hush puppies to a great Brunswick Stew with just the right touches of hot and sweet. We had the pulled Q and there is extra... More 

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WhiteSwanBBQ, Owner at White Swan Barbecue INC, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for the kind words, we love hearing from our customers. More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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189 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We picked up our dinner to-go and brought it back to our RV.   We got the pulled pork/chicken combo and the rib platter with sides.  We chose the Fries, Brunswick stew, Green Beans and slaw.  The pulled pork was very good and the ribs were fall-off the bone tender and not over-done.  Fried Chicken was crispy and tasty. The... More 

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Benson, Arizona, United States
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193 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We both had a pork/shrimp combo plate. The servings were large+, the fries were not greasy and the cole slaw is typical chopped southern style slaw. The pork had some smoke flavor and is finely chopped. The Carolina BBQ sauce was to kill for. There are fancier places, but this place was fast good and the people friendly.

Thank Mark T
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

You know you have found an authentic spot when its a hole in the wall brick building and older southern men sitting at a table having a "meeting of minds" I couldbhave spent all day in hear just listening to them talk!! Reminds me of a place back home! Next time instead of to go I will definitely have a... More 

Thank VRichardson780
WhiteSwanBBQ, Owner at White Swan Barbecue INC, responded to this review

Next time you stop in grab a seat at the round table, you will enjoy the lively conversations, and good food! Look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Hanover, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

small little restaurant adjacent to a small slum motel and across the street from a interesting mobile home park.... it has it all... kind of scary, but the food was good... go when it is daylight.....

Thank workamperdoner
WhiteSwanBBQ, Owner at White Swan Barbecue INC, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the food at our restaurant! I hope you didn't have a problem with any of the residents of our motel, they tend to not cause any problems. As for the trailer park across from us, although it is not ours, we have never had any problems with the residents. Again I do apologize if you felt your... More 

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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Every time I go to Raleigh from Goldsboro I always stop at White Swan for a pint of their delicious Chicken Salad, some of the finest I have ever tasted. You can purchase it with or without onions, I personally prefer with. Once you have tried it you will return.

Thank 882lawrences
WhiteSwanBBQ, Owner at White Swan Barbecue INC, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed the Chicken salad. This would be the Pine Level franchise located on 70 hwy. always good to here that the others stores are keeping the customers happy! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

It was awesome!!! Great stop on way to pawleys island!!! Make sure to get the BBQ n chicken too👍lots of families with kids n grandkids having lunch after church

Thank Susan W
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

This place has a great bbq sandwhiches and the prices are reasonable. If you catch it on special day you can get the bbq sandwhiches super cheap.

Thank Jackson S

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3198 S Brightleaf Blvd, Smithfield, Smithfield, NC 27577
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Smithfield
  • Phone Number: +1 919-934-8913
White Swan Bar-B-Q features award winning genuine Eastern North Carolina pork barbecue. Made from a 50 year old secret recipe, White Swan Bar-B-Que has been voted one of the top 25 Bar-B-Qs in the SouthEast. Eastern North Carolina Bar-B-Q is unlike any other in the world. It's a taste that you must experience. Our Bar-B-Q is made with a vinegar and spice sauce which enhances the smoked flavor of the fresh pork. The pork is slowly cooked in a covered cooker which holds in the smoked flavor. The meat is then chopped, ready to eat. Great on sandwiches in a hamburger bun with cold slaw or buy itself, there is no other Bar-B-Q like it. Platter items include the best Pork Bar-B-Q, Fried Chicken, Fried Shrimp, and other Side dishes! Try the Brunswick stew, boiled potatoes, cole slaw, french fries, and fried pork skins. And of course, a basket of the White Swan's celebrated hushpuppies are served with each platter. Private dining facilities for groups of up to 50 people are available. Also Catering is available to you and your guest with a variety of items. Six locations to serve you.

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