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

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Best BBQ restaurant in town

Love the pit-cooked BBQ and some of the best BBQ sauce you will ever find. Great prices and service, despite the crowds during the busy dinner times. One of the longest-running family restaurants in the entire Richmond-Petersburg area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Ron B
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South Prince George VA
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South Prince George VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love the pit-cooked BBQ and some of the best BBQ sauce you will ever find. Great prices and service, despite the crowds during the busy dinner times. One of the longest-running family restaurants in the entire Richmond-Petersburg area.

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Richmond, VA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is hands down the best BBQ you will ever eat. For those that don't appreciate true 'pit-cooked' BBQ you may not agree with me. Their sauce is vinegar based as opposed to those sweet/sugary thick sauces. I also highly recommend the onion rings, they are fresh and flakey, nothing frozen here. The pies are awesome and the prices are... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We went here for our family dinner. We got there at 6:28 and only received disgusting sweet tea, two orders of burned onion rings, and an incompetent waiter who talked quieter than Marion Ramsey in the Police Academy movies. He was horrible no redeeming point. We had a table that was sat in his section beside us get there 30... More 

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Prince George, Virginia, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

King's has been around forever--that's because they make super Southern bbq. Love the hush puppies and cole slaw as well.

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Richmond, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is the tangiest BBQ Virginia sauce that I have ever tasted. It is worth a drive. The sauce is sold by the bottle and is good for dipping bread in. This is definitely must on any BBQ aficionado’s list.

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Ashland, Virginia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A trip to Colonial Heights to pick up some kitchen items ended with us discovering King's Barbecue. We were hooked when we got out of the car and were engulfed in the barbecue aroma. Inside the folks are gracious and friendly. It's a simple setting as I've discovered the best barbecue places are. No frills! Our young and enthusiastic waitress... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

King's has been around forever and isn't as good today as it was in its hay day. The BBQ sauce is ok. Richmond's Sauer BBQ sauce is far superior. Our pulled pork was moist and decent. The baked beans were pork and beans without any indication of something done to them other than placed over heat. The slaw dressing was... More 

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fernandina beach, fl
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Can I give this place zero stars? What these people do to a pork butt is a travesty. Tasteless, no smoke, dry and way overcooked. What are the locals thinking supporting this place? Listen up folks: If you want good pulled pork, go to Old Town and pick up some takeout from Saucy's. Now those people know how to do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I was born and raised in the Petersburg area, and have lived all across the USA, and sampled the Que everywhere I went! Nothing beats Kings sliced Pork (with a little outside meat), delicious Cole Slaw and the best biscuits you ever tasted! I know they have excellent beef and fried Chicken also, but I'm a Pork kinda guy! I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Pork was ok, tater salad and beans were not distinguishable. Beef was flavored well but my sandwich was mashed like a 3 day old moon pie. (From cutting) Their sauce was fair and prices were good. Bbq is so much about region and acceptance. They obviously love it in Petersburg but it wasn't for me.

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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 0 - 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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