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The Red Hot

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2914 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
(253) 779-0229
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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So, this is a quirky little spot with hot dogs and sausages on the menu. The draw is several dozen local beers on draught. A hidden gem in Tacoma.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
CavernsOfMars
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Glenview, Illinois
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Glenview, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

So, this is a quirky little spot with hot dogs and sausages on the menu. The draw is several dozen local beers on draught. A hidden gem in Tacoma.

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Lakewood, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Hey, I'm originally from Buffalo, NY, home of Ted's famous char-broiled hot dogs, so I know about good hot dogs! That being said, I really like The Red Hot. Rather than trying to have an expansive menu, The Red Hot keeps it simple and does a few items really well. Red Hot dogs are deep fried, not char-broiled (might sound... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

There was quite a selection of hot dogs and craft beers to suit everyone's preference. It was reasonably priced at about an average $6 per item. It wasn't super filling, but it was tasty.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is a great place unless you hate really creative hot dogs (including some awesome vegan options), a substantial ever- changing beer list (I guess there's a lot of wine choices, too, but that's not my deal), very reasonable prices, really friendly servers, and a great vibe. Yup. You'd hate this place. ;)

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Tacoma, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This place is great! Amazing food, great root beer, and super cool and relaxed environment. So glad its walking distance from our house!

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Tacoma, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you love a GOOD hot dog (and many varieties) and love to wash it down with a good Craft Brew, this is the place for you -- great atmosphere, great people working the place and great people patronizing the place -- right in the heart of the 6th Ave district!!

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Tacoma, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I've never been here at night. I prefer to get slightly day-drunk at lunch when it's generally not very crowded. Being cheap, I generally opt for canned, somewhat local ciders, but I very much appreciate the ever-changing array of beverages they offer in case I'm feeling fancy. No one tries to up-sell, and it's just a comfortable place to hang... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I do miss the small old space, BUT they have expanded their menu on beer and food. We are able to usually get a space or table. Great dogs, german potato, but most of all their beer selection. Most staff are pretty friendly and will let you sample a few beers if your unsure.

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Tacoma, WA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great bar with a large selection of beer on tap and tasty all beef hot dogs options, (and vegan dogs for those who don't eat meat). Service is good and knowledgable about all types of beer. Hot dogs are fast to be made, and lots of interesting topping options to meet every palette, whether you are traditional (Chicago style with... More 

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tacoma
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

You can't go wrong at The Red Hot. Amazing variety of beer and hot dogs. They have vegetarian and vegan dogs that are delicious. It gets packed quick so there is a chance of standing but well worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2914 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: (253) 779-0229

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?