A North Carolina Culinary Adventure Around Smithfield, NC

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One of the best things about travel is all the delicious foods and Smithfield, North Carolina does not disappoint. From brew pubs to steakhouses and everything in between you’ll find something to tempt your tastebuds here.

Old North State Food Hall

Old North State Food Hall, located in Selma, NC, it is the nation’s first roadside food hall offering an alternative to the usual fast food options with a mix of regional and international cuisines. From Cuban & Indian street foods, authentic Neapolitan pizza, quintessential American hamburgers, and more from the kitchens of local and regional talent. Seriously, something for everyone in your group.

Clayton Steakhouse

Clayton Steakhouse is a casual, family-friendly restaurant that sits among the charming shops and eateries on Main Street in Clayton, North Carolina. Full bar, homemade desserts and, of course, great steaks!

Country Squire winery

Hinnant Winery

Hinnant Winery is the biggest producer of Muscadine Wine in North Carolina. They have a long history of crafting this wine and, if you love sweet wine, you will enjoy a glass of Muscadine. Be sure to take a tour of the winery and spend some time enjoying the vineyard views.

Double Barley

Go for the beer, stay for the food. Double Barley offers a great selection of hand crafted beer that pairs well with the menu items. The pizza with balsamic vinegar was my favorite of all that we tried, but, honestly, there wasn’t a bad slice in the house. I liked the lighter beers. I really enjoyed the taste of the Revelation Pale Ale and the name and story behind FFF Holiday Ale.

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Deep River

Located in downtown Clayton you’ll find Deep River Brewery, Johnston County’s first legal brewery. Opened in the Spring of 2013 and going strong ever since Deep River should be on your must visit list just to try the Mango Tango FoxTrot. They seriously need to ship this beer to Michigan so I can enjoy it this summer. It’s so incredibly good. Deep River doesn’t serve food, but you can bring food in and once a week they have food trucks at the brewery.


Gregory Winery

Gregory Winery is so much more than just wine. You’ll find some of the most welcoming and personable owners and employees as well as some North Carolina moonshine. If you are hungry during your visit you’re in luck because Gregory Winery is also home to Lane’s Seafood & Steak House. Gregory Winery creates their line of wines from Muscadine grapes and offers both white and red varieties. They also offer wine slushies to enjoy during your visit<<—highly recommend on a hot summer day.

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Simple Twist

Looking for a great place to have lunch? Look no further than Simple Twist Cafe. They honestly have so many great menu items that you should take some friends and plan on sharing so you can each try a bit of everything. I really liked the Fried Green Tomatoes, Twisted Guac and Short Ribs.

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Learn more about a North Carolina Culinary Adventure and touring Johnston County here.

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