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K & L Barbecue

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5 Cavalier Sq, Hopewell, VA 23860
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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I had a great dinner, and we all seemed to enjoy it. The pie...we got a whole one to go...was the best. The waitress was a trip!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2015
Richmond, va
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Richmond, Virginia
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I had their chicken tenders with fries, which were really good. Although, I do wish they gave more than three chicken tenders. My husband had their Pork BBQ sandwich and absolutely love it. It's a great place to eat with friends. It's more of a family run restaurant, and so, the food is fresh and true country cooking. Keep in... More 

Thank Annabelle2045
Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I lived in Hopewell for many years and this is by far one of the worst places. Its always crowded with its regular customers that have been going since it opened. Its basically a "whites only" place and has always been. The only colored person is hidden in the back. The food is oily and nothing worth eating. The cooks... More 

Thank Ivory W
Richmond, va
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171 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I had a great dinner, and we all seemed to enjoy it. The pie...we got a whole one to go...was the best. The waitress was a trip!

Thank techgmu
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

If you want southern cookin at an affordable price with friendly service...K & L is the place to be. Good menu, good BBQ, good service and great prices!

Thank ronem2015
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Nothing fancy but food is good. Big portions and good service for very reasonable price! Staff very friendly.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This may be number 2 as Hopewell goes but that ain't saying much. We got a sampler of everything including the bbq beef, bbq pork, half a bbq chicken, some ribs and some biscuits. In order of what was best to worst: ribs (quite good), biscuits, bbq pork, bbq chicken and lastly the bbq beef which was tough. The "minced"... More 

Thank ExRIGuy
Prince George, Virginia
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This place is famous local for its bbq. Its a NC type of bbq and not the Kansas City type that we like. The atmosphere hasn't changes since the 1950s it seems but its clean and the food is good

Thank bronco38
Hopewell, Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

You can not find better food if you like home cooking and the service can't be beat. Most of the people working in K & L have worked there since it opened up and that says a lot for any business. Where can 2 adults get a full home-cooked meal and drink for $10.00 plus tax today. Drop by Monday-Friday... More 

Thank Judi201360
Plainfield, Illinois
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Went here with my army brother and it seemed like he was not welcomed. First many people stared and then our waitress was pretty rude. She was very nice to my 85 year old grandpa but to everyone else she was rude. The food however was very good. I ordered the pork biscuits and they were very cute and very... More 

Thank Arielle W
Colonial Heights, Virginia
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Lunch, June 3rd, 2015. K&L is a Hopewell institution. Been eating here for many, many years. Always a crowd at meal time, but never have to wait for a seat. Huge seating capacity. Friendly servers, some with very entertaining personalities. Famous for BBQ, but menu is extensive. Great example of down-home country cooking. Fresh homemade deserts. Never a disappointment. Today,... More 

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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
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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