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1600 Washington St E, Charleston, WV 25311-2127
304-346-2871
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Today
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Worth a trip!

Excellent locally sourced food in the heart of Charleston. Don't miss the trout and grits entree and the beer fondue appetizer. The cocktail of the day, today a gimlet, wasn't bad either!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Cathsch120
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Reno, Nevada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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184 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Reno, Nevada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Excellent locally sourced food in the heart of Charleston. Don't miss the trout and grits entree and the beer fondue appetizer. The cocktail of the day, today a gimlet, wasn't bad either!

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Charleston, West Virginia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I had a very recent experience like "turneraw."Over the last few years, I have eaten at the Bluegrass a half dozen or so times. A mix of lunch and dinner. I enjoy the atmosphere and decor. The food and service were good. However, last visit was poor. I apparently had the same absent minded hipster waiter that turneraw had. I... More 

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Charleston
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've eaten at the Bluegrass kitchen a number of time. The food is very good. Many different unusual things on the menu, not a standard place. The have great Sangria. Be careful because some of the food can be very spicy!

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Washington DC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been to Bluegrass Kitchen about 10 times. I've always really enjoyed my food, especially the Mac and cheese with peas and pork chops. As is common in our area the service is a crap shoot: sometimes good, sometimes apathetic, sometimes rude, sometimes folks are too busy visiting with the coworkers or friends to help regular Customers. The food is... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The trout and kale dish is the best ever! Portions are generous. Apetizers are delicious. There is a great wine list and the atmosphere is just right - sort of NYCish/cozy. There is a bar side of the restaurant where GOOD, mostly local, musicians play. If you want to eat and talk, go to the other side.

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Versailles, Kentucky
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I want to like this place. I've now eaten here three times, twice for lunch and now once for dinner. The atmosphere is nice, very retro. And the concept of reviving an old building in an old neighborhood is commendable. But the food is just OK. Interesting offerings, but I've never had any meal that I would want to have... More 

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Charlestion
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Very slow service. I had something wrong with my food, they acted like it was normal. They get high marks for the local news, don't know why. Thought I would give them another chance, bad ideal.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We discovered bluegrass kitchen a few years ago on the trip between our home in Pennsylvania and our sons home in Kentucky. We always try to time our trip so that either lunch or dinner can be at the bluegrass kitchen on the way. Great food locally sourced lots of vegetables and interesting dishes

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The menu is limited, prices inflated, and the food is of good quality, but laking flare and flavor. Service is appropriate, but a bit stand-offish.

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Front Royal, Virginia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

from the bluegrass state, so this has to be good. i had a blackbean chimi that reminded me of Arizona. Great atmosphere. Parking can be tricky

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1600 Washington St E, Charleston, WV 25311-2127
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: 304-346-2871

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?