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Red Hot & Blue

Bar, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Chicken Wings
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3350 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, MD 20603-4850
(301) 705-7427
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Today
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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  • 4
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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
Lunch After Shopping

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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Swansboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I was looking for something a little different for Dinner. I came across this Red Hot & Blue on-line. I browsed their menu and was a bit interested with their selection. I went there for dinner alone. I was greeted right away by the host and seated immediately. I did how ever sit a few minutes with no one paying... More 

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Waldorf, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Chili is different but very good, good southern cooking, rice and beans, and the half chicken is great!

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maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Every time we go to the Red Hot & Blue restaurant we always have good food. My favorites are the catfish that is lightly fried and perfectly cooked, potato salad, beans with bits of shredded pork, roasted chicken, chicken tenders, and of course their bar-be-que chicken and pork. There ice tea is really good. You never leave the place hungry.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I went to that restaurant as part of a group. I was in a minority being the only vegetarian. I opted for the sweet potato fries with cinnamon and I was not disappointed. The drinks came in jug and I was waiting for a glass but it is a jug by person not for that table! Meat eaters were very... More 

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Additional Information about Red Hot & Blue

Address: 3350 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, MD 20603-4850
Phone Number: (301) 705-7427
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Waldorf
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
Cuisine: Bar, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Chicken Wings

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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, Sandwiches, Barbecue, 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?