Petersburg, VA

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2013/05/07 18:19:51 (permalink)

Petersburg, VA

We will be spending four days in the Petersburg area soon on one of our Civil War trips. Any new recommendations for that area? All that I have found in 'search' are much older posts.
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    Re:Petersburg, VA 2013/05/07 23:12:01 (permalink)
     
    King's Barbecue #2.  2910 South Crater Rd., Petersburg, VA.     Good minced (closer to chopped)  pork bbq sandwiches on a toasted roll.     It uses what I would describe as a "hybrid" sauce, using vinegar. a little tomato, and a little mustard .....  Sort of eastern NC, Lexington NC and central SC sauce wrapped into one.   Quite different, but it works.    Their apple pie is a great choice for dessert.   
     
    King's is very close to the Battle of the Crater historic site.   
     
    About 25 to 30 miles north of there, Buz and Ned's Barbecue in the northern end of Richmond is very good, especially for their ribs. 
     
    Enjoy.
     
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    post edited by Glenn1234 - 2013/05/07 23:13:11
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    Re:Petersburg, VA 2013/05/08 07:11:25 (permalink)
    I concur King's #2 on Crater Rd. in Petersburg is awsome. The sauce is fantastic, you can buy it by the gallon, it's swell on pork chops.
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    Re:Petersburg, VA 2013/05/17 20:41:23 (permalink)
    Thanks! King's is on the list to try. Our hotel is a little north of there, in Chester. anything noteworthy around there?
    Bill
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    Re:Petersburg, VA 2013/05/17 22:10:15 (permalink)
    RKB

    Thanks! King's is on the list to try. Our hotel is a little north of there, in Chester. anything noteworthy around there?
    Bill

     
     
    There are a few hotels off I-95  at exit 61 in Chester, so I assume you're likely staying at one of them.  Also near that exit is the Steel Horse Grille at 1920 West Hundred Rd.   It is sort of a locals hangout that gets a mix of families (before 9 p.m.) and some bikers, among others.    They are known for their great open flame grilled burgers.   Not sure it would qualify as "roadfood", but the burgers are very good, and the beer is cold.  Wednesday nights and Friday nights have karaoke, if you're into that.   There is other live entertainment other nights. 
     
    http://www.steelhorseva.com/

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    Re:Petersburg, VA 2013/05/18 10:20:59 (permalink)
    Glenn,
    Yes, that is where we are staying. From the address, it has to be within sight of our hotel.
    A cold beer and a great burger qualifies as roadfood to me. After a long day's drive it sounds wonderful!
    Thanks!
    Bill
    post edited by RKB - 2013/05/18 11:22:20
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    Re:Petersburg, VA 2013/05/18 12:58:23 (permalink)
     
    Steel Horse  Grille is easy to pass by and miss.  It's not obvious.  It's on the north side of West Hundred Rd (Route 10), and just east of I-95.   It's on the same side of the road as the Hampton Inn and the Comfort Inn.  It is across the street from the Marriott and the Holiday Inn Express.    We have stayed at that Holiday Inn Express (a nice one) a few times when visiting friends in the area.  We live about 125 miles north of there in the northern part of VA.   
    You can walk across the road to get to Steel Horse, but be careful at night.  Route 10 gets lots of traffic. 
     
    By the way, when on I-95 and you take Exit 61, you'll actually take exit 61A (Route 10 east) toward Hopewell, and not 61B toward Chester, even though the hotel and Steel Horse are in Chester.   That's because they are located on the east side of I-95, but very close to I-95, which is still part of Chester in that area. 
     
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    post edited by Glenn1234 - 2013/05/18 13:03:26
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    Re:Petersburg, VA 2013/05/18 15:22:54 (permalink)
    Thanks, I'll remember the exit info, I get lost easily even with a GPS.
    We're staying at the Comfort Inn and the desk clerk there says that the Steel Horse is right next door.
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    Re:Petersburg, VA 2013/05/18 15:25:28 (permalink)
    Wow, double posted.
    post edited by RKB - 2013/05/18 15:27:07
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    Re:Petersburg, VA 2013/05/18 16:04:01 (permalink)
    RKB

    Thanks, I'll remember the exit info, I get lost easily even with a GPS.
    We're staying at the Comfort Inn and the desk clerk there says that the Steel Horse is right next door.
    Bill


    Excellent.  No worries about crossing busy highway on foot.     I believe that after the exit, you'll go about a half mile east on Rout 10 (West Hundred Rd.), and then do a U-Turn at the light to double back a couple hundred yards to the hotel.  
     
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    Re:Petersburg, VA 2013/05/27 17:15:57 (permalink)
    Just got back home. King's was incredibly good! The meat was chopped right after we placed our order, it doesn't get any fresher than that. Loved the sauce, also.
    Steel Horse was ok, the burger was huge and tasty but a bit expensive. The server recommended a local beer, Legends Brown - omg was that good stuff.
    We also ate at Brock's BBQ in Chester, another really good experience. Their brisket was tender, smoky and yummy - the portion was huge! Same with the chopped pork. When I told the server how much I enjoyed their sauce, the owner came out and gave me a bottle of it to take home.
    All in all, a great trip with some greaat food. Thanks for the tips!
    Bill
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    Re:Petersburg, VA 2013/05/28 15:00:22 (permalink)
    RKB-
    Thanks so much for reporting back about your food finds.  It is great to hear that King's BBQ is still good.  It has been over a decade since my last visit and now I won't hesitate to go back.
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    Re:Petersburg, VA 2013/05/29 08:50:51 (permalink)
    Kings also has some good fried chicken, at least they did the last time I checked it out, but it has been almost a decade since I have been.  May be time for a road trip..
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    Re:Petersburg, VA 2013/05/29 09:59:47 (permalink)
     
    Glad it worked out.  Did you visit the historic Battle of the Crater down the road?   There is also a painting of the battle hanging in the entryway of King's BBQ.
     
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    Re:Petersburg, VA 2013/05/29 12:45:04 (permalink)
    We visited the Crater, the nearby Blandford church to see the magnificent Tiffany windows, as well as most of the other Civil War sites around the city, then drove the route of Lee's retreat to Appomattox. We have now visited every major Civil War site and will be starting on the lesser-known ones. Thanks again to all who responded.
    BB, you are welcome. I feel that if I asked for advice and then took that advice, the least I can do is post my experience at the place or places.
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