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King's Barbecue

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2910 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-9223
+1 804-732-0975
11:00 - 20:30
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 20:30
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Suffolk, Virginia
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a carry out order of Pulled Pork Sandwich which came with your choice of two sides ($5.50). I choose the deep fried Potato Pancakes and Mac'n'Cheese. Glass of Sweet Tea ($1.50). So, for $7 (plus tax) you get far more that the BK's, McD's, etc. and it tastes soooooooooo.....much better! Carry Out service was fast and efficient.... More 

Thank 767NucEngineer
Petersburg, Virginia
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For those who are local believe this is some of the best BBQ in the area. I travel a lot and know what good BBQ is. We found the brisket to be tough and the pork pulled meet was very dry. They only offer 1 option for BBQ sauce and I found that to be somewhat sweet. The Cole Slaw... More 

Thank LWGold
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186 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great return visit to introduce my toddler to a family tradition. My toddler loved the hotdog and fries. I enjoyed my pork sandwich with fries and coleslaw. Hubby got the minced beef platter with potato cake and green beans which he enjoyed. We wanted cherry pie but 20 minutes was too long to wait with a toddler. We had apple... More 

Thank kecompel
Staunton, Virginia, United States
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We stopped in for a quick lunch, and although the restaurant is attractive and our server was very sweet, the barbeque wasn't quite as good as I expected. It was fine, but just not exceptional. The buns were fairly small and not special, either. The collard greens were the highlight of the meal.

Thank Susan L
Tolland, Connecticut
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199 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This restaurant was recommended by staff at our hotel and it did not disappoint. Upon entry, the staff were outrageously welcoming and friendly. We ordered the pulled pork dinners, each selecting different sides and it was all delicious and filling. (They also have beef and chicken.) We even ordered sandwiches to go for our travels the next day and they... More 

Thank Ann622
LaPorte, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I was in town for a day. After a long drive, I found this restaurant down the street from my hotel. I was very surprised how good the food tasted. I ordered the chopped pork sandwich and macaroni salad. It was great! The price was excellent! This would be a place I would recommend if you are in the area.... More 

Thank glrmcclt
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for 32 years. I live in NOVA but was introduced to Kings by my husband so many years ago. My kids always want us to either eat there or get a cooler for carryout as we travel south to warmer destinations. It never disappoints.

1 Thank Susan W
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I ran in quickly for a Barbecue Sandwich. Barbecue I'd a noun here ad well as NC. There's a separate take out line. The minced is good with a simple coleslaw that a chef would cringe over - finely chopped without dill. A good sandwich. Focus on the Q.

1 Thank David H
Orange, California
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65 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

I always make a point of going to Kings BBQ several times during my visits to family in VA. I always get the minced BBQ Pork platter or sandwich. Delicious. The small biscuits, hush puppies, coleslaw and fries complement the BBQ. I usually go with my entire family. They don't make reservations but can accommodate a large group (10-15) easily.... More 

1 Thank The_F_team
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

It's been 25 years since I've been to King's. Hell, some of the wait staff weren't born when I was there last! King's is absolutely the best chopped pork BBQ in Virginia. The $9.00 dinner is the way to go. And the sauce? I'd stop in just to buy the sauce! The staff is so very friendly, service is quick... More 

1 Thank jmitch7813

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?