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King's Barbecue

2910 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-9223
+1 804-732-0975
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2910 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-9223
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Looked good as it cooked, however, was not impressed. Needed more flavor, more sauce. Side portions were small, couldn't get the full taste of the sides. Not enough.

Thank keb91462
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the King's Sampler - huge amount of beef, pork and chicken! Excellent meal at a very fair price. The sides were ok but pale in comparison to the well-cooked, moist, barbecued meats. We will make a point to stop by when we come past...More

Thank DavidChester_VA
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food for an excellent price. How can you ho wrong ..a long tradition of great food and a great staff..my hats off to Kings BBQ

Thank Richard H
Reviewed March 23, 2018

I don't have a lot of experience with barbecue, but this was truly excellent. I ordered the sampler so I could have leftovers for the next day. The staff was friendly and efficient, and the atmosphere was very welcoming and comfortable--unpretentious and I loved it....More

Thank Ataegina
Reviewed March 20, 2018

We love this traditional Va smokehouse. Wood-burner. You can get the stacksmoke as you park your car. Ummmmm! Pork Rules! (And Chicken and Fish too!). Nice sides and mostly homemade, maybe all of ‘em. Check the onion rings. Buy a bottle of their sauce. Wow....More

Thank frankb409
Reviewed March 4, 2018

When we go to Kings we usually get the BBQ sandwich plate which includes a sandwich, fries, and slaw. The meat is chopped and the buns are toasted.

Thank Lena F
Reviewed February 24, 2018

This is a real throw back..no frills here ..but good food and reasonable prices..the smell of the wood fire adds to the attraction!

Thank klutchchris
Reviewed February 21, 2018

The BBQ is available sliced or diced. Very good side dishes. Nice family atmosphere and totally unpretentious. It's been there since 1946 and it's easy to see why.

Thank C0rgiL0ver
Reviewed February 10, 2018

We stopped on our way to Florida and we’re glad we did! There were two of us and we split a meat sampler platter. It was a lot of meat consisting of beef, pork, and chicken. The portions were huge and it was all very...More

Thank mfdny
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing place to stop. Family owned, and all the folk that worked there, were all like part owners, or family the way they went about things. Met 2 generations of family while we were there, and the resident cats too. Now, the food...More

Thank A44Chief
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2910 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-9223
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 804-732-0975
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