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King's Barbecue

2910 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-9223
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Ranked #23 of 97 Restaurants in Petersburg
Price range: $0 - $8
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Most recent review
- Sep 17, 2014
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Richmond, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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London, England, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I went there and got their medium beef, which was sliced thin and melted in my mouth. Also had the sweet potato fries that are like sweet potato pie without a crust. As good as I remembered and had not been here since 1999 but staff remembered me. They also do pork and many other BBQ dishes. totally terrific and... More

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Powhatan, Virginia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Many of the locally owned and operated great barbecue restaurants have gone by the wayside giving way to much less appealing chain so called "barbecue restaurants" in the greater Richmond-Petersburg area. Fortunately, we still have King's. For many years there were 3 locations. Only the location on South Crater Road remains. The smoked barbecue is unique to King's and includes... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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210 reviews 210 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

What a bargain! Was a little hesitant after reading one of the reviews on here. However, the staff was extremely friendly. Food came out in a matter of minutes. I ordered minced pork bbq and fries. The cue was good, not great. The sauce is a mix vinegar and ketchup base although it tastes like there is some mayo mixed... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

There was a total of 13 of us there for my dad's birthday - we all ordered BBQ platter and sandwich except 3 kids ordered tenders. Was told they were waiting on tenders and then our food would be out. Well we all got our food - bbq sandwiches, french fries, bbq platter, green beans all cold.....and so were the... More

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