Cricket's has been a Smithfield institution for years, as evidenced by the long line of people waiting to place an order.  Cricket's is well known for serving Carolina Packers Bright Leaf Hot Dogs, but many people will tell you that their egg rolls are the best thing on the menu, which also includes burgers, other sandwiches, and wings.  Cash only.
outdoor seating available
507 E. Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-0938
Monday-Saturday 7:00am-5:00pm
Open since 2003, Gotham's is a NYC-style deli serving sandwiches on housemade bread, plus salads, hot dogs, bagels, homemade deli salads, desserts, and soft serve ice cream.
outdoor seating available
224 E. Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-9100
Monday-Friday 7:07am-6:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm
The Little Brown Jug has been a favorite local watering hole for years!  Large selection of domestic, imported, and craft beers.  Outside deck with umbrellas overlooking the Neuse River and Buffalo Creek Greenway.
outdoor seating available
100 W. Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-0368
Monday-Sunday 12:00pm-11:00pm
Serving fresh Mexican food with an emphasis on seafood.
outdoor seating available
712 E. Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 205-1141
Monday-Thursday 11:00am-8:00pm, Friday-Saturday 11:00am-9:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-9:30pm
Laid back hometown bar with a rustic look. Karaoke on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Live bands.
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113 N. Brightleaf Boulevard
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 205-1573
Sunday-Tuesday 12:00pm-12:00am, Wednesday-Thursday 2:00pm-2:00am, Friday-Saturday 12:00pm-2:00am
Locally owned and operated pizza shop serving pizza (whole and by the slice), pasta, subs, and more.
 
312 E. Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 300-1243
Monday-Thursday 10:30am-8:00pm, Friday-Saturday 10:30am-9:00pm
Chef Nathan Roby and his wife Colleen invite you to Simple Twist, a cafe and bar serving delicious, made from scratch meals unlike any other in Johnston County. Nathan works closely with local farmers and vendors to create fresh and interesting dishes.
outdoor seating available
227 E. Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 938-0377
Monday-Saturday 11:00am-9:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm
Complete with all the fixins, this comfort food is sure to satisfy any appetite.  Private room available.
outdoor seating available
146 S. Third Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 205-1076
Monday-Saturday 11:00am-9:00pm
Chicken - N - Fixins
Serving fresh daily livers and gizzards!
 
703-B E. Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-6866
Monday-Saturday 11:00am-9:00pm
Serving breakfast and lunch in Smithfield for more than ten years.  Daily specials.
 
314 E. Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-6644
Monday-Friday 6:30am-2:00pm, Saturday 6:30am-2:00pm
The Gilded Pear Brew House is a coffee and cafe, a true "third place."  Menu features sweet and savory crepes, bubble waffles, sandwiches, and creative specials, as well as standard and seasonal coffee and tea drinks.  Special events offered.
outdoor seating available
234 E. Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 938-2020
Tuesday-Saturday 8:00am-3:00pm
Under the Oak is a farm to table restaurant that sources its ingredients as locally as possible, including from their very own farm.  Under the Oak is currently closed for regular dining due to the ongoing labor shortage, but continues to host special private dinners and offer catering.
outdoor seating available
135 S. Third Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 205-1098
Serving fresh char-grilled all-beef hamburgers, homemade chicken salad, and Carolina Packers Bright Leaf hot dogs.
outdoor seating available
618-B E. Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 989-9227
Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm