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King's Barbecue

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

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great BBQ

We got together with some friends for a birthday dinner and we were really impressed with the establishment, the staff and the food. Very clean restaurant with a friendly staff. Our friends had eaten here many times and knew most of the staff but it was the first time for us. My wife ordered fried... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
duffey3700
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

We got together with some friends for a birthday dinner and we were really impressed with the establishment, the staff and the food. Very clean restaurant with a friendly staff. Our friends had eaten here many times and knew most of the staff but it was the first time for us. My wife ordered fried shrimp with potato salad and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Pulled pork was tender and moist, waitress was personable and the overall atmosphere was very nice. all in all, a great place for lunch, but bring an appettite because the portions are generous!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Traditional, old school joint with an open smoking pit. Good food and tangy sauce. Worth checking out!

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Southern NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Good barbecue at a very reasonable price. Amazed at the quality of food and just the right amount for only a few bucks. Pick up a bottle of their sauce to bring home. Separate restaurant and take out area.

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Courtland, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Barbecue was dry and cold. Had to ask for condiments and a tea refill several times. Slow service. When we went to the checkout the girl never said a word and almost threw my change at me. I'll never go again and would never recommend it to anyone.

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Ashland,VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Last of the King's Barbecues which were in Petersburg, Colonial Heights and Richmond. Great barbecue, old school 1950's restaurant. Barbecue was excellent. I really miss the one in Colonial Heights.

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Some of the best BBQ in Virginia! During season, they also offer fried oysters, which are less expensive than elsewhere but delicious. The BBQ plate is huge; sandwich platters are also available. The atmosphere leaves a lot to be desired - the "decor" hasn't been updated in 50 years (I know - I've eaten there off-and-on for 50 years!). This... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

This was a below par BBQ place. Servers were not very attentive ie. water,napkins etc..Butter milk fried chicken was good but crust was tasteless, BBQ beans could have come from a can potatoe pie (mashed potatoes fried into a pattie)was what it was. Cole slaw was good, NC style. And to top it off they ran out of Pecan pie... More 

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Sanford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a great place for a great meal after a day of wandering the sights. It's casual and family friendly with quick service and good food. The food was hot and fresh. I'm not a big potato salad fan, but King's was quite good. The barbecue is more smoked than what I am used to but had a wonderful... More 

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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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?