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Red Hot & Blue

Bar, Pizza, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Pub, 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
Filling meal

I had a three course meal here and it was impossible to finish. The jugs of soda are cool because they huge. The food was hit and miss. The potato salad was terrible. The soup was very good. The pork sandwich was good and the ribs we're alright. The service was nice. The ice cream wasn't very good... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Germantown, Maryland
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Bealeton, Virginia, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Worst BBQ ever! Restaurant was overheated, food was bland, overcooked, overpriced and just awful. Server was very nice, but that's about the only good thing. When the iced tea is the highlight of the meal, its not a restaurant you want to go back to. It has now become a joke between daughter and I.

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Stopped by this restaurant the other day, really wanting a good bbq. I was not disappointed. I had the bbq sandwich with cole slaw. Yum. I loved the vinegar based sauce. They have a hot hot sauce which I tried just a dab of, and yes it is hot. The bun for the sandwich held up to the bbq and... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I had a three course meal here and it was impossible to finish. The jugs of soda are cool because they huge. The food was hit and miss. The potato salad was terrible. The soup was very good. The pork sandwich was good and the ribs we're alright. The service was nice. The ice cream wasn't very good. Overall it... More 

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Warrenton, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Not that it is saying much, but this is one of the few respectable restaurants in Warrenton. BBQ is good. Wife loves their ribs. Overall it is OK.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Ordered BBQ for 4 adults. Had half racks of ribs and pulled pork with baked beans. None of it was memorable. We travel in the Southwest (San Antonio, and Phoenix have great BBQ) and these places have the real thing.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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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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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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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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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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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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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: Bar, Pizza, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Pub, Chicken Wings

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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, Pizza, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Pub, 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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