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5 Cavalier Sq, Hopewell, VA 23860
804-458-4241
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • 31
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    Very good
  • 3
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
My number 2 for BBQ

Cowlings BBQ is the best in VA. When I want BBQ and don't want to drive, I head to K&L. Love their slaw and sweet tea.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Charles B
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Prince George, Virginia, United States
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Prince George, Virginia, United States
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Cowlings BBQ is the best in VA. When I want BBQ and don't want to drive, I head to K&L. Love their slaw and sweet tea.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

If you love fruity sweet barbecue, this is a great place. I had 1/4 rack of ribs cooked to perfection with plenty of both kinds of the k & l barbecue sauce on the side to slather each bite in. Add in the biscuits, hush puppies, beans, and corn and I was too filled up to sample their desserts. Include... More 

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Hopewell
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Just good country cooking! Friendly and efficient staff. I like the BBQ but one of my favorites is the fried chicken livers and the biscuits! A winter favorite is Chicken and dumplings on Thursdays! This is a favorite local restaurant so I eat here often, lunch or dinner, and pick up take out as well!

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Hopewell, Virginia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I enjoy eating here cause the food is always dependable. Nothing fancy just good and quick. I also enjoy running into old Hopewellians. They still don't take charge. So bring your cash or check.

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The "sub-title" on this restaurant's business card is "Where Friends Meet to Eat". I can certainly see why. Prices were great, which I noticed at first glance, but when they brought my food, I couldn't believe how much food! I actually was only able to eat half of it. Take-home carton, please. I had the BBQ beef dinner, with a... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you're a big BBQ fanatic like me, this isn't the place for you. I had a BBQ pulled pork plate and the pork didn't have any smokey flavor and was dry. Also, the carpet smelled of mildew. I will not return there. It wasn't all bad, the baked beans there were fantastic and the prices are very cheap.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I was hoping I would find a southern barbecue joint before I left Virginia and boy did I. The food could have been the best I ever ate, the atmosphere and staff prove that southern hospitality is still true to form. Ribs were so tinder and flavorful I couldn't describe even if I were a poet. Cash only..ATM inside

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Columbia, MD
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106 reviews 106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Stopped by here for an authentic bar b q and was a little disappointed. The beef plate was dry and needed a lot of added sauce. The chicken 1/4 was good. The sides of cole slaw fried green tomatoes and mashed potatoes were average at best. The price is right and the service was very friendly but I would not... More 

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My family and I have eaten here dozens of time over the years. The kind of place you'll "return to and return to", when you experience what's there - excellent hot food, a good price for what you get, food well prepared and seasoned, and in a clean atmosphere with waitresses who "quickly" do their jobs, and who are very... More 

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Hopewell, VA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My family loves going to K & L. We all have a lot of fun looking at the decor. They have homemade biscuits and real mashed potatoes. This is a family style place and they do not take credit cards, cash only.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Cavalier Sq, Hopewell, VA 23860
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hopewell
  • Phone Number: 804-458-4241

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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