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1600 Washington St E, Charleston, WV 25311-2127
304-346-2871
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 33
    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
Good food and atmosphere. Not for you if you're in a rush.

The live music was pleasant and not overwhelmingly loud. The bar atmosphere was nice. On the other side of the restaurant it was very busy but still a great atmosphere. I had the meatloaf which was flavorful but a bit dry. Green beans and mashed potatoes were good as well. My girlfriend had the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Brettmetallica
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I ate at the Bluegrass Kitchen last week. I sat at the bar and everyone was very friendly and it had a nice atmosphere. The food was just okay, nothing special. The band was quite enjoyable though.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The live music was pleasant and not overwhelmingly loud. The bar atmosphere was nice. On the other side of the restaurant it was very busy but still a great atmosphere. I had the meatloaf which was flavorful but a bit dry. Green beans and mashed potatoes were good as well. My girlfriend had the porkchop which was very flavorful and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Very good. Love that they allow the original building to be seen, rather than covering it up. The atmosphere is relaxing. The food is delicious.

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Riverside, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The chef has the right idea. I ordered an ahi tuna poke with slaw and tortilla crunch. It was fresh, tangy and just the right size for my later that 7 pm dinner. My husband had another fish entree, bigger portions with sides and potato and loved it. We shared a mocha latte piece of cake for dessert and that... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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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
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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
12 helpful votes 12 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
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134 reviews 134 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?