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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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  • 23
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  • 7
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best sliced barbecue EVER!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Tombob21
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Suffolk, Virginia
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Suffolk, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 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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258 reviews 258 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
76 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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50 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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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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Bangor, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Absolutely the best BBQ I have ever had and I LOVE BBQ! Tried a few other places in the area, all were disappointing, some more than others, then I found this place....good mother of GAWD! Jackpot!

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South Prince George VA
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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