Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q has a 40-year history in serving the finest fried chicken and Eastern North Carolina-style BBQ. We offer an in-house dining menu as well as a takeout menu and drive-thru service. Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q has more than 30 locations in North Carolina with plans to expand. We also offer bulk items and party packs for your special events and occasions.
It’s just not a tailgate without the bar-b-q! Make Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q’s THE Tailgate Special a permanent call in your game-day playbook and enjoy the tastiest chicken and Bar B-Q prepared fresh from scratch in our kitchens every day!
Where it all began...
When the original Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q opened in downtown Smithfield in 1964, it was just called Smithfield's. The location was next to a pre-WWII movie theater, a tall brick box with tin ceilings, cloth awnings, and a sink in the dining room so the farmers could wash up before supper. Since then, we have grown to over 30 restaurants serving Eastern N.C. style (or vinegar-based ) BBQ, potato salad, cole slaw, fried chicken, and sweetened iced tea. At Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q, we focus exclusively upon creating the most enjoyable dining experience possible for our customers. We are committed to being exceptional hosts, always serving fresh food fast, with superior service and quality - while never wasting time, food, nor forgetting our manners. At Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q, we are grateful to serve.
What's our secret?
We believe in being real, not trendy. At Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q, we do things right and treat people like we'd want to be treated, every time they come to see us - yesterday, today and tomorrow. Our restaurants offer a family friendly atmosphere where you can dine-in or take out. We also offer bulk items and party packs for your special events and occasions. Whether you're looking for a quick snack, a nourishing meal, or a party pack for a special event, Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q is the right place! Visit our online store and find out how you can order BBQ online and have it shipped nationwide.
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