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Red Hot & Blue

Bar, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Chicken Wings
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360 Broadview Avenue, Warrenton, VA 20186
540-349-7100
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: 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
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great food!

Love the chicken and also the pulled pork~ great ice tea also! I am glad Red Hot & Blue is in Warrenton, makes a quick night meal easy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
DebbieZ7
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Warrenton, Virginia
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Fairfax, Virginia
Top Contributor
291 reviews 291 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We stopped in for takeout and paid $60. For that money, I would have gone to McDonald's three times and had better food. It was only ten minutes from the time we picked it up until we got home - it was borderline cold. The cheeseburger was awful - I could tell by the taste that it wouldn't have been... More 

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Warrenton, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Love the chicken and also the pulled pork~ great ice tea also! I am glad Red Hot & Blue is in Warrenton, makes a quick night meal easy!

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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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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Warrenton
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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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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28 reviews 28 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

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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544 reviews 544 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
245 helpful votes 245 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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
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

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