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2910 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-9223
804-732-0975
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A little slice of heaven

We were in search of somewhere to get dinner in Petersburg on a Sunday night. Going down the TA listing, I came across King's Barbecue. Open since 1956, you would expect it to be good in order to remain open that long. No lie, it was. My husband and I both got the sliced pork sandwiches. He got... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
JStarkey2
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Plain City, Ohio
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Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I've had BBQ from all over the country and they have the best and most consistent I've found. Most places all you can taste is the sauce. At Kings you don't need it. Try the sliced pork BBQ and you will see for yourself. The beef is good too. If a BBQ restaurant does offer sliced pork I have found... More 

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Plain City, Ohio
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143 reviews 143 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were in search of somewhere to get dinner in Petersburg on a Sunday night. Going down the TA listing, I came across King's Barbecue. Open since 1956, you would expect it to be good in order to remain open that long. No lie, it was. My husband and I both got the sliced pork sandwiches. He got fries &... More 

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A town in VA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Found this restaurant by accident. Stopped in for lunch and ordered the minced BBQ, green beans and coleslaw. All were good but rather forgettable. I was expecting more smoke flavor in the meat when I entered the building and you can smell the smokey pork. Not a bad meal by any means. just was expecting more flavor.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My family had a terrific barbecue dinner there the other day. Wonderful, wonderful , wonderful. Their vinegar based barbecue sauce is to die for. Not too spicy - just right. If you like good old country barbecue this is the place!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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263 reviews 263 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

During a road trip to the western part of Virginia, we stopped at King's, as it appeared to be busy (a good sign) and we were slightly less than half way to our destination. We had the "King's Sampler", consisting of BBQ beef, pork and chicken with a salad. The salad was a bland assortment of onion, iceberg lettuce and... More 

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Newhall, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This restaurant is such a definitive, old-style, barbeque establishment. Upon entering, you are nicely told to sit wherever you would like. They have wait staff that have been there for over 40 years and they could write a book on how to wait a table. While perusing the menu, you can hear the distinctive chop, chopping of the meat being... More 

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Manakin Sabot, Virginia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Had lunch with a group before business meeting. All of us were pleased with the price point of the menu items. The sliced pork barbeque was tasty but dry, The side dishes were better in my view. particularly liked the green beans. Service was so so. One of our group ordered fried oysters. His meal came five minutes before the... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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159 reviews 159 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Was expecting more. Got the pork platter with 2 sides. Pork was dry. The sauce on the table was too vinegary for my taste. French fries were my side and I think I had 10. Service was fine, plenty of parking. Take out line was long maybe that's the way to go. Price was right.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Time seems to have passed by this stretch of civil war historic Crater Road but walking into Kings is like stepping back in time to a bygone era, complete with starched white uniforms and reasonable prices. The draw is the chopped pork bbq with the house sauce that has a bit of a vinegar bite. The chopped platter is the... More 

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Forest, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Food is great! Portions are okay and service isn't that great. The food makes up for it I taste and quality though

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2910 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-9223
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Petersburg
  • Phone Number: 804-732-0975

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?