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Where Can I Find Smithfield Ham
in Smithfield?


While tours of the ham processing plants are not available, we recommend that you visit and tour Darden's Country Store, shop at the Genuine Ham Shoppe, discover the history of the ham industry in Smithfield at the Isle of Wight County Museum or dine at one of our local restaurants which feature Smithfield Ham products.


Local Restaurants featuring Smithfield Ham products


     Smithfield Ham Sampler Plate featured at the Smithfield Station


Smithfield Station Waterfront Inn, Restaurant & Marina  
415 South Church Street in Smithfield, (757) 357-7700


Smithfield Inn & Tavern  
112 Main Street in Downtown Smithfield, (757) 357-1752


Smithfield Gourmet Bakery & Beanery
218 Main Street in Downtown Smithfield, (757) 357-0045


Smithfield Confectionary and Ice Cream Parlor
208 Main Street in Downtown Smithfield, (757) 357-6166


Thunderbird Grill
201 Battery Park Road in Smithfield., (757) 357-1747


Olde World Tea Company  
327 Main Street in Smithfield, (757) 356-0TEA (832)


C. W. Cowlings Restaurant
1278 Smithfield Plaza Shopping Center, (757) 357-0044


Darden's Country Store


16249 Bowling Green Road, (757) 357-6791
Open Monday-Saturday 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
This classic country store and smokehouse has been in operation since 1952 and is still run as a family business. Visitors and shoppers can peruse hanging hams, side meat, country cheese, barbeque and peanuts. Feel free to browse, but shopping is encouraged!


Taste of Smithfield

217 Main Street, Smithfield,  (757) 357-8950

Open 7 Days a Week from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

A Southern table awaits you in the place where the Southern table began. A Taste of Smithfield - a restaurant and store to sample and savor Southern fare in the heart of Smithfield's historic district. No region celebrates the heritage and flavors of food more than the South. No town is steeped in the tradition of Southern food more than Smithfield. It is here where hams became uniquely American, and it is here where peanuts became intertwined with Southern culture. And at Taste of Smithfield...you can experience it all!



Isle of Wight County Museum


103 Main Street in Downtown Smithfield, (757) 356-1223
Free Admission
Open Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.
and Sunday 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Isle of Wight Museum houses the history of the world famous Smithfield Ham, and the originators of the curing process. A turn-of-the-century country store brings back feelings of nostalgia. Native American artifacts, Civil War memorabilia, and prehistoric fossils from the nearby James River are all on display. Due to storm damage, the museum had been closed, but re-opened in November of this year.



Smithfield & Isle of Wight CVB Staff:

Judy Hare Winslow, Director of Tourism

Lois Chapman Tokarz, Marketing & Public Relations Manager

Terry Rhinier, Event Coordinator

Deborah Marshall, Visitor Center Manager

Kathy Mountjoy, Group Tour Coordinator

Cheryl Ketcham, Farmer's Market Manager


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