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Red Hot & Blue

200 Old Mill Bottom Rd S, Annapolis, MD 21401-5530
(410) 626-7427
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Ranked #52 of 299 Restaurants in Annapolis
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue, Bar, Chicken Wings, Sandwiches
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Dining options: Takeout, Delivery
Description: Red Hot and Blue is a full-service, casual-themed restaurant chain and caterer featuring delicious award-winning ribs, Memphis-style barbeque, smoked wings, and Southern sides and desserts. The atmosphere is steeped in legendary and contemporary blues music and delivers a large dose of Southern hospitality in a fun and entertaining dining environment. History: The first Red Hot and Blue restaurant opened in Arlington, Virginia in 1988, started by Lee Atwater, Don Sundquist and friends. Don Sundquist was from Memphis and served in the House of Representatives and as governor of Tennessee. The late Lee Atwater was an amateur blues musician and political figure that managed George H.W. Bush's successful race for the presidency. These men were friends who longed for authentic Memphis-style barbeque and great blues music. Unable to find that combination anywhere in the Washington, DC area they decided the only way to get it done was to open a restaurant of their own. The Memphis-style barbeque chain celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2013 by partnering with a charitable organization at 24 different restaurant locations. The yearlong celebration culminated in the presentation of thousands of dollars in donations to local charities. The Name: The name, "Red Hot and Blue" is taken from the title of D.J. Dewey Phillip's radio show that that aired on WHBQ-AM in Memphis, Tennessee in the 1950s. This radio show launched the careers of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash and broadened the audience for artists such as BB King, Muddy Waters, Robert Cray and Rufus Thomas. Red Hot & Blue Dine-In, Take-Out and Catering. Hickory-smoked Memphis-style BBQ, Ribs, Wings, Beef Brisket, Smoked Chicken, Seafood, Full-service Bar, in a Family-friendly atmosphere with a heapin' helpin' of Southern Hospitality!
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Bowie, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We frequent this particular location about twice a month and have never had a bad meal. We're working our way through the menu and haven't been disappointed yet (and probably won't be!). Their brisket melts in your mouth, the salads are of generous proportions, and the drinks in the pitchers satisfy our thirst. A shout out to the Brunswick stew... More

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Cambridge, Maryland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were heading to BWI to start our vacation and stopped here to kill some time since we were running early. It wasn't our first time here and, as usual, we weren't disappointed. The Mason jars full of iced tea were a perfect accompaniment to my lunch of barbecued sausage and my wife's of her brisket. We've... More

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Iowa, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I sat under the Elvis Presley statue on my first trip here and liked being in that corner. They serve a nice variety of good meat dishes. The portions were ample and the service was good. We enjoyed the Tennessee Triple (we got the dry BBQ, sausage and beef, with tasty mashed potato and OK vegetables). The Chopped Salad was... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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258 reviews 258 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Lee Atwater was one of the founders of this small chain. The BBQ is decent by east coast standards. Located on route 50 just outside town.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

So we stopped in Red hot and Blue just by chance while heading home from baseball in Aberdeen MD. Gave this place a shot and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and the fantastic service. Didn't expect great barbecue in the Annapolis area but that is what we got along with great coleslaw and potato salad and a... More

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Grasonville, Maryland, United States
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136 reviews 136 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My wife and I have been coming to R,H&B since it opened over 15-18 years ago. It use to be the Windmill Pancake House. My wife loves the pulled pork sandwich platter here and their potato salad. I'm not a fan of it. It's just a matter of personal taste. The interior has been the same since it opened.

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Love this place; terrific atmosphere in a small restaurant, always that great smell of smoked food being prepared. Tender pulled pork and chicken, great ribs, and they serve iced tea in a small pitcher - great for those of us who love our iced tea and get tired of having to ask for refills! The mixed vegetables are outstanding; don't... More

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Central PA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Ocean City, MD. And enjoyed it so much we revised our trip home so that we could go again! We had our granddaughter with us and she requested to come back again. I had the pulled pork platter that I loved, no fatty pieces. I even enjoyed the corn bread that I usually... More

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My student from Spain did not really know BBQ so while traveling from DC to Cape Charles, VA we made a stop at a real BBQ restaurant. Lidia liked the sauces on her chicken and I especially liked the brisket lunch. The cole slaw was very good. The menu is comprehensive with seemingly choices for everyone. The part ions are... More

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Cranbury, New Jersey
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219 reviews 219 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

NC style barbecue. If you don't care for this barbecue, this will be merely a theme restaurant with good music and good service. If you do, however, this will be a find. The only difficulty is getting to the restaurant from route 50. Going north or eastbound on route 50 by the time you see the restaurant it will be... More

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Additional Information about Red Hot & Blue

Address: 200 Old Mill Bottom Rd S, Annapolis, MD 21401-5530
Phone Number: (410) 626-7427
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Barbecue, Bar, Chicken Wings, Sandwiches

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