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Red Hot & Blue

Bar, Pizza, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Pub, Chicken Wings
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3350 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, MD 20603-4850
(301) 705-7427
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Takeout
Description: Red Hot and Blue is a full-service, casual-themed restaurant chain and...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good bbq

Had the 3 meat combo and I tasted it without bbq sauce.....loved it! Real stuff Ya'll! You must try all their types of sauces even though the meat is so tender and fresh!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Tina A
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Clinton, Maryland
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Dunkirk, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

my wife and I ordered a take out dinner from here since we were staying across the street at holiday Inn express...food was excellent, portions could have been bigger, but I would definitely recommend this place for a delicious meal!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

My family and I wanted BBQ for dinner, so we decided to get take out from Red Hot and Blue. Overall the food was good, but nothing amazing. I've had their food before and this time it was just ok, not amazing.

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Clinton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Had the 3 meat combo and I tasted it without bbq sauce.....loved it! Real stuff Ya'll! You must try all their types of sauces even though the meat is so tender and fresh!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I and my family are big fans of BBQ and Red, Hot and Blue as a chain is one of our favorites. Traveling back from vacation we skipped several local BBQ places in favor of RH&B. The food was very good as it always is. I had the dry rub ribs and they were really good, specially the rub they... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We scheduled a reservation with the "manager" and when our group arrived, they told us that they had given our reservation to another party! We were 10 minutes early for our scheduled reservation, and the party that was already seated were being served drinks and appetizers. They told us it would be a 20 min wait to seat us, WRONG,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

my wife and I ate at this restaurant on a Saturday night after a movie. it was a huge mistake. our waitress was one of the slowest and inattentive we've ever had. We were seated in a booth in the bar area. We did not see our waitress for 10 minutes. When she finally came over, her first words were... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

First, this is a blues place. The music is great. The ribs were delicious and I couldn't finish them all. The waitress said that they were known for their potato salad and I believe her. It tasted home made. It is very hard to get good potato salad in a restaurant. The ribs also came with 2 small and tasty... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I've been to Red Hot & Blue several times, but today I was very hungry after shopping all morning. I decided to get the Delta Surf and Turf, which was ribs, fried shrimp, cole slaw, and fries (hush puppies are included also, but I only got two). For dessert, I got the oreo brownie ice cream sundae. Maybe I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We hit this BH&B about once or twice a month. We love it...especially the catfish and ribs. Service is fast and accurate. Food is always hot, tasty and plentiful. Prices are very moderate for the area and lower than the "famous" place! RH&B sides are generally better than many other BBQ places in town. I don't think we've had a... More 

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is our go to spot for bar-b-que now and their wings are just outstanding. We don't even go to Dave's anymore because the memphis dry rub wings & ribs are great. I tried the seafood platter and that was delicious too. I normally eat my fish with something on it but I didn't need anything on it at Red,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3350 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, MD 20603-4850
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Waldorf
  • Phone Number: (301) 705-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Pizza, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Pub, Chicken Wings

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?