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King Street Blues

1648 Crystal Square Arc, Crystal City Shops/North, Arlington, VA 22202-3324
+1 703-415-2583
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good44%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“cornbread” (29 reviews)
“ribs” (51 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
1648 Crystal Square Arc, Crystal City Shops/North, Arlington, VA 22202-3324
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came from North Carolina before here so maybe I'm spoiled, but this food is bland. If you go in, most people are just having drinks and maybe some bar food. I'd stick to that.

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed eating her our first night so we went back on our 3rd night; we go back again next time were in DC

Thank madweeb
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Food was great, service was ok. Ribs, jambalaya, catfish, and quesadilla were great. Waitress didn't write down our order, and subsequently forgot one persons food so he had to wait a while for his order.

Thank Janell D
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Pretty good place to have lunch or possibly an early dinner/snack after working downtown. Nice drinks at a good price. The food was good. American all the way. Thought it might be New Orleans but its not.

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I had the ribs and they were so good! Carrot Cake for dessert was amazing! I would definitely recommend eating here.

Thank melly430
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Server was awesome. Place wasn't very busy when we were there, which was shocking. I was totally impressed w/ this place. Such tender meats, sides were awesome too. Would highly recommend.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I got a coupon from Verizon (Smart Rewards) too. Easy to get to, central location, and good food. They were busy every time we passed by.

Thank kmelroy622
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Had one of the best meals I have very had in DC. The ribs are the best this side of Memphis. My only suggestion is to leave the sugar out of the cornbread. Price is very reasonable, service top notch.

Thank James B
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We were in DC for the Cherry Blossom Festival and after getting off the metro decided we should look for something to eat before going to our hotel. The Crystal City Shops were mostly closed and we had never been there before! We just walked...More

Thank tmredneck
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I went here for take out last night and glad I did because there were like 100 kids eating there making the place very noisy. I ordered the cranberry salad w/grilled chicken. The chicken was unfortunately overcooked and came with an odd tasting tomato based...More

Thank elhseven
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Lionel G
Do you have live music regularly, and what time do they start when you do?
30 July 2016|
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Response from deanrob | Reviewed this property |
If one were to google 'King Street Blues music schedule' you'd get the events calendar listing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1648 Crystal Square Arc, Crystal City Shops/North, Arlington, VA 22202-3324
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-415-2583
So, what is comfort food with a southern accent? We are not a BBQ house but many say our slow hickory smoked back ribs, pulled pork and pulled chicken are the best when smothered with our signature Mahagony BBQ Sauce. Not to be overlooked is the Jambalaya Pasta. And, of course, for the light at heart, we also have scrumptious broiled Salmon cakes, awesome salads and more for those watching their waist line. You want the southern accent? Try our Southern Supper or any of our great Po' Boys, Burgers with an attitude, and fine Southern Salads. We guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised with our fare, we use the freshest of ingredients, and we don't charge you an arm and leg for it!
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