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“normal nothing exciting here” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Red Hot & Blue

Red Hot & Blue
541 E Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176-4113
703-669-4242
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Ranked #48 of 164 restaurants in Leesburg
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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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.
Lovettsville, Virginia, United States
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16 restaurant reviews
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“normal nothing exciting here”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It is ok food. Too commercial / chainy and almost flavorist. It is not a good thing when the best part of the meal is the red potatoe salad, and fired onions.

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Virginia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“If you want good service, don't sit in the bar area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We have been to this restaurant many times and love the food. Because we asked for a booth, the last two times we've been seated in the bar area. Both times we received poor service from the bartender. I wish they had a "regular" server in that area. The female bartender was too busy talking to the one man at the bar and didn't seem interested in waiting on us. After a wait for our drinks, their best server brought our hush puppies (so good!) and later our entrees. We had a coupon and had to wait for the bartender to redo our check. No drink refills either. We waited so long for our check while she was talking with the bar patron that we had estimated our final check and were ready to leave.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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frederick, maryland
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307 reviews 307 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 102 cities Reviews in 102 cities
375 helpful votes 375 helpful votes
“Always reliable and satisfying”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Our family has enjoyed Red, Hot and Blue for our "fast food" choice for many years. Simple menu with a few things done well and super fast and always friendly service. Pulled pork and beef brisket is always a reliable choice. I come here after long bike rides on the nearby WO&D trail to replenish. I like the Brunswick stew and a nice Cool Sam Adams beer.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Leesburg, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Going down hill”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Having been here on several occasions in the past years, I have noticed that this particular location of the popular Red, Hot and Blue chain is slowly going down hill. During our last visit this was very clear, Staff did not seem to be willing to seat us of wait on us. It took forever before our drinks were served. The traditionally nice pulled pork sandwich was bad beyond belief and the burger tasted it had been in the freezer too long. Giving this last experience it is unlikely I'll be back here anytime soon.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Sylvia L, Guest Relations Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
I'm so sorry you didn't have a good experience last time you visited us! We promise to use your feedback to improve. If you have any further questions or comments, please reach out to us at slaurence (at) rhbri (dot) com. Thank you for your review.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We are from the Midwest and have never been to this chain before. The BBQ and the service were good from a friendly waitress. We were there for a late lunch and they were not very busy at the time. I have been to exceptional BBQ places in Memphis and Nashville, and this is not at that level, but is still very good. We had pulled pork, brisket, and ribs. We would definitely eat at this restaurant again if we are in the area.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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