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Red Hot & Blue

4150 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-4104
703-218-6989
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Ranked #136 of 340 restaurants in Fairfax
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Description: Red Hot & Blue is celebrating 25 years of good food, southern hospitality, and blues! Spend the night out (take the night off?) with a heapin' plate of our award-winnin' Memphis-style ribs -- cooked and smoked to perfection, with a helpin' of Grandma's Homemade Potato Salad while listening to the cool blues. Our signature ribs, pulled pork, and beef brisket are cooked low and slow - guaranteed to be fall-off-the-bone delicious. Busy days can be complemented with our Take-Out, served with our signature Southern hospitality and a smile. Call it in, pick it up, and enjoy, all in the comfort of your own home. Planning a big event? From a fancy wedding to a backyard barbeque, parties of 200 to 2, Red Hot & Blue can offer the best. We provide full service and deluxe catering options; let us do all the cookin' for you, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy some ol' southern barbeque. Our heapin' portions will have your party stuffed full of delicious slow-smoked meats of your choosing. If you're hungry for barbeque, you're hungry for Red Hot & Blue.
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Description: Red Hot & Blue is celebrating 25 years of good food, southern hospitality, and blues! Spend the night out (take the night off?) with a heapin' plate of our award-winnin' Memphis-style ribs -- cooked and smoked to perfection, with a helpin' of Grandma's Homemade Potato Salad while listening to the cool blues. Our signature ribs, pulled pork, and beef brisket are cooked low and slow - guaranteed to be fall-off-the-bone delicious. Busy days can be complemented with our Take-Out, served with our signature Southern hospitality and a smile. Call it in, pick it up, and enjoy, all in the comfort of your own home. Planning a big event? From a fancy wedding to a backyard barbeque, parties of 200 to 2, Red Hot & Blue can offer the best. We provide full service and deluxe catering options; let us do all the cookin' for you, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy some ol' southern barbeque. Our heapin' portions will have your party stuffed full of delicious slow-smoked meats of your choosing. If you're hungry for barbeque, you're hungry for Red Hot & Blue.
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English first
Washington DC
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253 reviews 253 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The décor here is a more like corporate designer goes out and finds all this blues-related stuff rather than the genuine look you get from a spot that collects memorabilia over time. But, the interior spaces are clean, comfortable, and welcoming and the food here is basic good food. No chef's creations and no surprises. Sometimes that is just what... More

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Herndon, Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The service was excellent and plenty of good food. Inside and outside tables. We enjoyed a free entrée for our anniversary.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We stopped here for lunch and were underwhelmed. While the service was great, the food was disappointing. The prices were much higher than expected ($3 for sweet tea?), and the chopped pork was dry and not very flavorful. We much preferred our lunch at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub down the road the next day.

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Vienna, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Red Hot & Blue used to be an occasional haunt for me and a close friend for BBQ ribs and grease-laden, but oh-so-tempting onion loaves. Our wives both disliked this fare, so this was an ideal place for boys dine out. But, the Fairfax location just doesn't stand up to other RH&B locations at which we have eaten. The ribs... More

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Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We're regular visitors to RH&B in Fairfax, but they also have excellent restaurants elsewhere, including Arlington, VA. Our favorite menu items are the pulled pork platter, the pulled pork sandwich, and 1/2 slab of "dry" ribs. These dry ribs are the best we've found in several southern states. These are rubbed with spicy seasoning, not slathered with sauce, though you... More

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fairfax
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The pulled chicken platter (dinner) is good, and the collard greens wonderful. Dry ribs are awful -- way too much paprika. The onion loaf is a big treat but quite greasy. Otherwise, the service is passable and friendly, and speedy without fail.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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546 reviews 546 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

By and large RHB is an average place, which is not really a bad thing. It shows a consistency in the various locations and I know what I am getting when I go to a RHB. This location has held on for a pretty long time now and I have been there a few times over the years. This latest... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Dinner was fine. Cole Slaw, vegetables and pork barbeque. Food was relatively quick, music/TV not too loud (you could easily hold a conversation with others).

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

The food was very un-inspired and marginal at best. The bbq was dry and flavor-less and the menu was lackluster. I would not eat here again.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Great menu but seems kind of cookie cutter. Service is spotty. Is nice that everything can be to go on those nights you want something different and don't feel like cooking.

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