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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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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank David H
Orange, California
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65 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank The_F_team
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank jmitch7813
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254 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

My family has been eating here for as long as I can remember - King's is always excellent! Best barbecue in Virginia and the prices are so reasonable! Their fired chicken is the second best I have ever had - Paula Deen's being the best. King's serves great, simple, Southern classic foods. Definitely eat here when you visit Petersburg.

Thank Janet_and_Jerry
Petersburg, Virginia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Hands down the best BBQ! Always get the minced BBQ and their sauce is on point. Service is always friendly and drinks are always topped off.

Thank Timothy W
Silver Spring, Maryland
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198 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Sign on the window tells you 70 years of bbq been going on. I'm 61 and recall my dad bring home Kings bbq sauce when I was a kid; it came in Coke bottles with a cork so I've grown up with the stuff in my blood & just thought that is how sauce is spose to taste. I've continued... More 

Thank smokeater55
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

My family was looking for a restaurant after a long day of driving and chose King's. Everyone got a great meal with choices of fried chicken, fried shrimp, as well as both beef and pork BBQ. The staff were warm and inviting and our waitress made suggestions of combinations after considering what we were looking for on the menu. She... More 

Thank waterphoto
Lynchburg, Virginia
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102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The BBQ plate is among the best you'll find in the state of Virginia! The minced sandwich with a hint of "Kings Sauce" is out of this world. The new onion rings with a dash of salt are out of my this world delicious. Not out of a box but home made at Kings! Great service, food and prices. If... More 

Thank Doug B
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This barbecue restaurant serves good portions and is a favorite. Their food is hot, fresh, and delivered in professional style. Charming and worth the moderate price.

Thank Jean Dr M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We were very tired and decided to stop at this restaurant with the kids. It was a wonderful experience. The chiken was excellent, the waitress funny and the price very low. We also taste the apple pie with vanilla ice cream...Wow 👏 Very very good local restaurant you have to go!

Thank annetU7637UR

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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, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?