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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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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good45%
  • 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 1 week ago via mobile

Good food with actual sweet tea. Reasonable prices. BBQ was decent. Red beans and rice was good. Hush puppies we're very good.

Thank jepoarch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This establishment is located in the Crystal City shops in the "underground" tunnels that connect the many buildings in the area to the Metro. Having passes it many times decided to give it a try. Waitress recommended the ribs and they were very good. Tender,...More

Thank Ray B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on a Sunday evening. I had the "surf and turf" Fried catfish fillets and baby back ribs. The catfish was spot on good but the ribs seemed old and maybe brought in from someplace else. This place is in the Crystal City...More

Thank glennmccully
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the Crystal City Shops mall next to the Metro Station. Food was good. I had the brisket and sausage supper plate with garlic mashed potatoes, Cole slaw (though I ordered the cool beans), and red beans and rice with Dixie gravy. I am...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best brisket we have ever had. Would also recommend the crystal fire shrimp. Loved the corn bread too!

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived at restaurant at 5:45 and was told a 20 minute wait. There were plenty of clean tables and also a few that needed bused and cleaned. After 25 minutes and seeing tables being vacated but not cleaned we checked to see how much longer....More

Thank nrosso1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

8:30 pm Sunday evening meal was good. Restaurant was quiet. Fun blues riashouse decor. Had expected blues music but had classic rock radio instead. Wife and 10yr old son both loved the house chips and chili. I enjoyed the hand-cut fries. I also enjoyed an...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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 25 May 2017

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 19 May 2017

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
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Lionel G
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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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