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“Average BBQ” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Red Hot & Blue

Red Hot & Blue
4150 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-4104
703-218-6989
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Ranked #137 of 346 restaurants in Fairfax
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Description: Red Hot & Blue is celebrating 25 years of good food, southern hospitality, and blues! Spend the night out (take the night off?) with a heapin' plate of our award-winnin' Memphis-style ribs -- cooked and smoked to perfection, with a helpin' of Grandma's Homemade Potato Salad while listening to the cool blues. Our signature ribs, pulled pork, and beef brisket are cooked low and slow - guaranteed to be fall-off-the-bone delicious. Busy days can be complemented with our Take-Out, served with our signature Southern hospitality and a smile. Call it in, pick it up, and enjoy, all in the comfort of your own home. Planning a big event? From a fancy wedding to a backyard barbeque, parties of 200 to 2, Red Hot & Blue can offer the best. We provide full service and deluxe catering options; let us do all the cookin' for you, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy some ol' southern barbeque. Our heapin' portions will have your party stuffed full of delicious slow-smoked meats of your choosing. If you're hungry for barbeque, you're hungry for Red Hot & Blue.
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“Average BBQ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

By and large RHB is an average place, which is not really a bad thing. It shows a consistency in the various locations and I know what I am getting when I go to a RHB. This location has held on for a pretty long time now and I have been there a few times over the years. This latest visit showed the food was really just ok, I can't say it was bad, but it certainly wasn't "Very Good". The ribs I got with my ribwich combo were overdone and overcoated with dry rub. There is usually not so much on there that I am scraping it off to get down to the meat. The pulled pork was fine and little better after saucing it up. The beans were really goopy, more than usual. The tea is always very good, I give a 5 star sweet tea rating.

RHB is not a bad place to go and if you are close by and have a hankering for some BBQ, you should stop in and see for yourself.

Visited January 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Dinner Stop Over”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Dinner was fine. Cole Slaw, vegetables and pork barbeque. Food was relatively quick, music/TV not too loud (you could easily hold a conversation with others).

Visited January 2013
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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“Very average food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

The food was very un-inspired and marginal at best. The bbq was dry and flavor-less and the menu was lackluster. I would not eat here again.

Visited April 2012
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Fairfax, Virginia
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“Only Fair”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Great menu but seems kind of cookie cutter. Service is spotty. Is nice that everything can be to go on those nights you want something different and don't feel like cooking.

Visited July 2012
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Buffalo, NY
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“Not as Expected”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Wanted barbeque late at night. Tried nachos with pork and chile, and pulled pork sandwich. Nacho dish huge, but very dry, sandwich meat cut short couldnt stay in bun. Not a great meal.

Visited November 2012
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