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Red Hot & Blue

541 E Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176-4113
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Ranked #49 of 178 Restaurants in Leesburg
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue, Bar, Chicken Wings, Sandwiches
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Dining options: Reservations, 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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frederick, maryland
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390 reviews 390 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
441 helpful votes 441 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Our family has enjoyed Red, Hot and Blue for our "fast food" choice for many years. Simple menu with a few things done well and super fast and always friendly service. Pulled pork and beef brisket is always a reliable choice. I come here after long bike rides on the nearby WO&D trail to replenish. I like the Brunswick stew... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Having been here on several occasions in the past years, I have noticed that this particular location of the popular Red, Hot and Blue chain is slowly going down hill. During our last visit this was very clear, Staff did not seem to be willing to seat us of wait on us. It took forever before our drinks were served.... More 

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Sylvia L, Guest Relations Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

I'm so sorry you didn't have a good experience last time you visited us! We promise to use your feedback to improve. If you have any further questions or comments, please reach out to us at slaurence (at) rhbri (dot) com. Thank you for your review. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We are from the Midwest and have never been to this chain before. The BBQ and the service were good from a friendly waitress. We were there for a late lunch and they were not very busy at the time. I have been to exceptional BBQ places in Memphis and Nashville, and this is not at that level, but is... More 

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344 reviews 344 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stopped here around 4 pm on a Sat. There were only 2 other couples in the place. We got the pulled pork sandwich with sweet potato fries. Food was good. Service was quick and friendly.

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Westchester, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

The food is so good especially the pulled pork sandwich, potato salad, baked beans and the onion appetizer. The ribs are just so-so. You get a lot of food for the price! Nice atmosphere. The service has always been good too.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

We had been to here 2 years ago and had the ribs. They were good then. This time they must have been left over from lunch as they were dry and you could tell they were old and had been reheated.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Decent BBQ and so-so service. There are better BBQ places just down the road, but if you're afraid to try something new, Red Hot & Blue isn't bad.

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Leesburg, Virginia, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Has always been consistently average - both food and service. We used to go a lot, but not anymore. Seems like it is starting to go downhill.

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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I usually eat here once every other week. She works a varied work schedule so it may be for lunch or for dinner so we'll usually have a different shift serving us. Whether we have lunch or dinner though, the food is consistently good. The salads are always fresh and large portioned. The sandwiches and platters are... More 

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Lovettsville, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We eat here every so often. They cater for our church dinners as well. They have pretty good BBQ. They have great fried Okra and Brunswick Stew. Their coleslaw is pretty gross though unless you like it extremely bland. This is a family friendly restaurant with a cool laid back atmosphere. Why not give it a try?

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Additional Information about Red Hot & Blue

Address: 541 E Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176-4113
Phone Number: 703-669-4242
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Leesburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 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: Barbecue, Bar, Chicken Wings, Sandwiches

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