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Bluegrass Kitchen

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1600 Washington St E, Charleston, WV 25311-2127
+1 304-346-2871
15:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 15:30 - 21:00
Fri 15:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Rochester, MI
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really good stop for a meal while traveling the southeast. We phoned ahead to be sure of their closing time, and they suggested holding a table for us. One of us had the short ribs with black-eyed pea stew, while the other had the avocado tacos - both delicious. Every effort was made to make us feel... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food is consistent at BGK. Service is a little inconsistent however the last two visits were good. It's a neat atmosphere. Parking isn't bad, out back or across the street which certainly much easier than downtown Charleston. Healthy alternatives.

Charleston, West Virginia
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have had breakfast there twice and both times it was great. They have a very interesting menu, something for everyone. They even have live music there ,on weekends I think. we enjoy it when we are in the area.

Thank suttle25927
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service were excellent. A 3-piece bluegrass band played in the adjoining lounge. Would have liked to get a drink beofre or after to hear more.

Thank eljay2015
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Restaurant is near the capital. The food is great and so is the wait staff. We have eaten there twice now and have not been disappointed. It's in an old brick building which brings its own charm. The short ribs and black eyed peas were wonderful. They have vegetarian available which is also very tasty per our adult vegetarian son.... More 

Thank Visitingsandiego
Charleston, West Virginia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Made a new friend, who is new in town. He wanted to listen to live music. Picked him up and took him to Bluegrass Kitchen. He loooved it. He keep trying to take a pix of decor. We grabbed seats at the bar. The band (The Dread Pirate, Roberts's) was good, but the food was AWESOME! Hummus and Tofu 'Wings'... More 

Thank Rekko P
Medford, New Jersey
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Ive made four trips to this place, both lunch, dinner, and drinks. John and his crew go out of their way to make sure the customer is happy. The food selection is great regardless of the time of day. Tuesday Nights seem to be my favorite for some Blue Yonder. The best part is that people are friendly, and everyone... More 

Thank ZaveW
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a glass of wine and appetozers. It was very drafty/cold in the bar. There was also an unpleasant odor. I thought it smelled like fish but my husband thought it was from dirty beer drains. Either way- i had one glass of wine and left. The smell lingered so there was no way I could eat there.... More 

Thank Norma A
Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

When the full-bearded waiter greeted us at Bluegrass Kitchen, I flashed back to recently unsatisfactory meals in Brooklyn's hipster restaurants. Our waiter, however, while efficient, answered our questions fully and provided attentive service. Salads and the meat loaf dinner had locally sourced ingredients and were very, very good. The recommended blueberry buttermilk pie was ridiculously good, too. As expected, locals... More 

Thank Bob P
Palatine, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Stopped in for dinner based on recommendation from local hotel. What a great find! Eclectic, local, and welcoming. Unique atmosphere, friendly staff and an amazing choice of options. Meatloaf better than Mom's, Trout and grits, and pulled short ribs were all excellent. You can tell that the owners care about the food and this place. Skip the chains and head... More 

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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$ 8 - US$ 21
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
15:30 - 21:00
15:30 - 21:00
15:30 - 21:00
15:30 - 21:00
15:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 Washington St E, Charleston, WV 25311-2127
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 304-346-2871
Charleston's authentic farm-to-table made-from-scratch modern comfort food restaurant. With a legion of chefs who caringly practice the art of food, BgK offers delicious brunch, dinner, and desserts for hungry vegetarians, meat connoisseurs, and everyone in-between. In the circa 1920 building with pressed tin ceilings and exposed architecture, Bluegrass also serves as a gallery for local artists. In the Tap room there's live original acoustic music most nights, with finely crafted cocktails, a curated wine list & a bounty of beers. Close to West Virginia's beautiful capitol grounds the family-owned and operated Bluegrass Kitchen has been featured in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal as well as Bon Appetit, Garden & Gun, Taste of the South magazines and many more.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?