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All 75 Warrenton Restaurants

Red Hot & Blue

360 Broadview Avenue, Warrenton, VA 20186
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Ranked #39 of 75 Restaurants in Warrenton
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: 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Went here while on a business trip. This place was filthy! The blinds were covered in dust there were flies all over the windows buzzing by my head. We counted five. The menus and condiments were covered in what I assume was sticky BBQ sauce. Looked as if the place has never had a good thorough cleaning. Food was probably... More 

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84 reviews 84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Always very good comfort food and quite good smoked meats of many varieties. Service is good and the "home place" decor is nice...it fits the food.

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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The food is always mediocre, including the sauces. We've tried this particular restaurant a couple of times and it never seems to be a good value. It's pretty pricey for some less than impressive BBQ.

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Warrenton, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Place is a former fast food restaurant and despite the pretty cool old school rockin-blues decor, and the decent service, the food just somehow is only one step above generic.

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Bealeton, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

The food was great, but the restaurant itself seems a little down in its heels. I had never eaten at the restaurant before, but had enjoyed their catered meals many times before. The food did not disappoint.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Red Hot & Blue never disappoints. The pulled pig and dry rub ribs are the best. Add some potato salad and its worth the drive.

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Culpeper, Virginia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

The food is great. I had melt-in-your-mouth beef brisket and savory sausage. I broke down and ordered a plate of hush puppies which I love. Service was thorough and friendly. However, this restaurant doesn't have much beyond salads for the calorie conscious.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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545 reviews 545 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Overall Red Hot & Blue is considered our middle of the road, average bbq. Most things on the menu are fine, not great. I have always been a fan of their potato salad, but it has not been that great lately. They do have a 5 star sweet tea, and plenty of it. I like the dry rub on the... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Ok, this will be my first review from the restaurant mealtime being reviewed. We have enjoyed various RHB stores over the last 20 years. This was our first time at the Warrenton location, necessitated by extreme hunger near the end of a 10-hour family road trip. A bit disappointed to hear that last week they dropped the corn chowder, but... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

If you're not already familiar with Red Hot & Blue, you should definitely try it. It is a locally based chain (MD, VA, etc) but they do a really exceptional job. The BBQ is wonderful - I particularly love the pulled pork and pulled chicken. The ribs are great too. Lots of good sides including very delicious potato salad. The... More 

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Additional Information about Red Hot & Blue

Address: 360 Broadview Avenue, Warrenton, VA 20186
Phone Number: 540-349-7100
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Warrenton
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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