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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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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good45%
  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“cornbread” (32 reviews)
“ribs” (52 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1648 Crystal Square Arc, Crystal City Shops/North, Arlington, VA 22202-3324
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to 2 BBQ restaurants while in VA and this was much better than the other. I'm from the south so my standards are fairly high. We had great service from Olivia and the food was good. You will not leave hungry.

Thank Donald C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a mess this place has become. It used to be good. I ordered a burger but all I tasted was salt. Same thing with the fries. They advertise validated parking but guess again - the bar tender said “we are out of validations -...More

Thank TravelingGuyfromDC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I lived in Memphis for a couple of years and fell in love with Memphis-style "wet" BBQ. This place has the right funky feel to it, but the beef brisket was overcooked and tasted a bit scorched, and the sauce was bland. And I got...More

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Notwithstanding a minor invasion of fruit flies, we had a fine happy hour meal. Cold beer, good sliders with three different fillings and very spicy shrimp.

Thank sycha
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The food was good but not great. The house salad had corn in it. The turkey chili was good but was over spiced in my opinion.

Thank FYIgirl
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Went to this place because it was convenient to my nearby hotel. They offer quite a varied menu, but prices are a bit high for what you get. I ordered some sort of open faced burger with some nasty beer cheese sauce, and the frees...More

Thank brake4bears
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I can’t say enough good things about the friendly and accommodating staff at this restaurant. We took our grandchildren out to dinner while their parents dined with congressional representatives. The kids had quirky food choices – plain pasta with no butter or cream sauce, plain...More

Thank JeanneSouthamptonNJ
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Stopped here for lunch. Nice atmosphere. Had a bowl of gumbo and cornbread. Food was hot and tasted good. Would like to come back and try some of their other menu items.

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The food was just great. I had country fried steak it was very good and was a lot of food. The key lime pie was delicious. The service was good too,

Thank 20carolynw
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We visited this establishment on a Sunday evening around 8pm. The waitress made it well known they would be closing in an hour which is fine. I have all my teeth so generally I can get a meal down in less than an hour. I...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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