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King Street Blues

112 N Saint Asaph St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3110 (Old Town)
703 836 8800
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Ranked #49 of 648 restaurants in Alexandria
Price range: $0 - $12
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Town
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English first
Absecon, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I ordered the Gumbo Bowl with a side of cornbread. The Gumbo had lots of shrimp, sausage, et. It was not as spicy as I have had in the past. The cornbread was a little on the sweet side. I got my order to go since I had to do some work at my Hotel. I double parked on the... More

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Taylor
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We stayed on King Street and pretty much stayed on King Street for our dinners, but finally started looking at other avenues for dining. It was only a block off from King Street and we are so glad we found it. We ate 2 nights in a row and the Country-Fried Steak dinner was great. Friendly staff, eclectic decor, and... More

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Markham, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My wife and I and 12 year old daughter had a late dinner here during the week after touring around Washington for the day and the place is great. Great food. Good local beers. Great atmosphere. Good live music downstairs. I had the 'Cats & Dogs" (catfish and hush puppies) and the fish was amazing. Would go back for sure.

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San Francisco, CA
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148 reviews 148 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We have eaten at King Street Blue's before, but it's been a while. Just ate there again, recently, and they have a lot of excellent Southern style food which is served in generous portions. The service is good and the price is fine. I think they might have some of the best mashed potatoes in the known universe. Since I... More

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Alexandria
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed our visit. The food was fair and the atmosphere was fun. Burger and ribs were nicely done.

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PA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

After hearing so many raves about this place, I just had to try it out. Seems like most of the food is pre-cooked. Ordered wing appetizer and it came out in five minutes. I ordered the combo platter and it soon followed. I understand ribs and brisket need to be precooked but the chicken breast was very dry and the... More

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Trussville, Alabama
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This was an interesting place to eat lunch with good food and paper mache art all over the walls and even a train coming out of the wall. Children would be fascinated with all there is to look at. The presidents are eating at a table altogether from different time periods. When you enter, you are in the bar but... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This has become a favorite of mine since first being introduced to the place 30 years ago by my lawyer, loved one and friend (his official title). My daughter of 18 has become a fan too and you become a regular, Mac or Conner will start pouring your draught or fixing your drink as soon as you walk through the... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is a short one. Fabulous atmosphere....cross between a jukejoint and college pub. I want to marry EVERY SINGLE STAFF MEMBER....and I am convinced they want to MARRY ME. Some pretty wild twists on menu items. I have heard nothing but raves. I had the Pig Salad....a great concoction of fresh greens, sweet corn, peppers, and pulled BBQ. DELICIOUS and... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

As mentioned in other reviews, the colorful and whimsical decor make it a hit with kids - as do the kids menu items. (The little extra "flag toothpick" is a nice touch for kids.) Our party enjoyed the Catfish Po Boy, the BBQ sandwich and the Sesame/Buffalo Chicken Salad. The consistency makes this a "go to" spot when we are... More

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