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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 #55 of 301 Restaurants in Annapolis
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue, Bar, Chicken Wings, Sandwiches
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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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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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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131 reviews 131 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
72 helpful votes 72 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 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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212 reviews 212 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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Hong Kong, China
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162 reviews 162 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I am a huge fan of barbecue, I could live off it. This place is on par, the food was delicious, the service good. Full of locals and regulars, always a good sign. The decor is nice too and the prices are fair. Go here if you're in the area!

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Panama City, Florida, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is the best bar b cue in the area. The restaurant is clean, the servers are friendly and efficient. Enjoyed this visit.

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Gaithersburg
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94 reviews 94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stopped here after a long day at Sandy Point. We were dressed in beach clothes and were welcomed and treated great! We had a table of 6 ate tons of great food with great service! A must stop coming or going to the beach

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I recently ate dinner at this restaurant which is somewhat of a "locals" establishment in that it is not in the general tourist areas. Their barbeque is very good - almost as good as that here in Kansas City. The service was very good and the prices are very reasonable. I'll return to this restaurant the next time I'm in... More

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