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King Street Blues

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1648 Crystal Square Arc, Crystal City Shops/North, Arlington, VA 22202-3324
+1 703-415-2583
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good spot for a quick lunch. Service was great and food was what you would expect. Would definitely return.

Thank CVI0136
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Feels like a southern restaurant, for sure! Our waitress was incredibly friendly and the food was authentic.

Thank Kate R
Alexandria, Virginia
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This colonial home has been modified to become a BBQ restaurant and bar. It is three stories so not handicap friendly. The paper mache sculptures add to the relaxed atmosphere. The food (many items are BBQ) come in large quantities but with a good presentation and eye appeal . Prices are reasonable.

Thank JohnVeldhuis
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This was a very good atmosphere. The waitress, Olivia, was excellent, and the best part of the meal. My ribs were okay, nothing to jump up and down about. Unfortunately, the baked beans were nasty; I wouldn't have them again. They upset my stomach. The cornbread was okay, the Kale was weak, but the chips were outstanding! Overall, not bad,... More 

Thank Willie E
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146 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Did not eat here, but had a couple beers with team mates on a business trip. Bartender was friendly and fast. Plenty of drink options to choose from.

Thank Steve J
Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

If you're going to be underground at Crystal City, king Street Blues is perfectly acceptable. The hush puppies are worth the calories. The chicken BBQ salad was good and served with cornbread. To-go box required

Thank roxpwhite
West Union, Iowa, United States
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Looks and sounds inviting, but really nothing special. Service was ok, very pleasant and accommodating until it got time to leave. then we felt rushed out the door by servers who obviously were ready to go home. Food was good, not great great. Server did comp one parties meal as it was too spicy for them to eat so that... More 

Thank Duane98
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Located within the mall, this restaurant has excellent beers, friendly staff and a good choice on the menu. Very tasty food. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Vivienne H
Slough, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Good choice on the menu. Able to seat 10 of us at short notice. Love the hush puppies and the cats and dogs. Kids menu is also available. Nice choice of beer and Cocktails. Service was not rushed. Food was all well cooked and presented.

Thank Mark C
Parkersburg, West Virginia
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This is a nice little place in Crystal City. The staff is really friendly and the service is spot on. The food is good and affordable. And the bartender does an awesome job.

Thank wvguy99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?