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“Yum!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Red Hot
2914 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
(253) 779-0229
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Ranked #63 of 666 Restaurants in Tacoma
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Bar, Hot Dogs
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Tacoma, Washington
1 review
“Yum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

I'm not a drinker, but I enjoy Red Hot. The staff is so friendly that I don't mind going by myself. I am always made to feel welcome.
If you thought that eating a hot dog couldn't be a new experience...think again. These guys come up with some crazy combinations.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Tacoma, WA
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Hot dogs and beer. That's it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

The Red Hot is a neighborhood bar. They serve up hot dogs with all sorts of toppings, the menu lists most of them at around $5 or less. Seems to be quality beef, interesting topping combos. It's an ale house, so lots of micro brews on tap, they're listed on a chalkboard near the bar because they change a lot. Always a friendly, welcoming vibe.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Unique hot dogs and beer menu, good value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

The hot dogs were delicious and I can see why this hot dog place ranks in the USA's best. I was pleasantly surprised by the vast beer menu and choices for local brews. Prices were reasonable. The wait staff are cheery and open to talk about the place and local area beers. The only negative thing I could say is that it does not look like a restaurant from the outside and on the inside is more of a bar/pub style rather than a fast food restaurant, which is why it gets 4/5 rather than 5/5 from me. I was in a group of 6 and we all had a great time.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fox Island, WA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Way Over Rated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2010

There are more than 300 restaurants in Tacoma and, for some strange reason, The Red Hot is currently rated as #9 in the city. In my opinion, this hole in the wall 6th Avenue wiener joint is being way, way, way over rated. While The Red Hot has a respectable selection of wines and beers, the food fare is not so varied. Your food choice is pretty much a choice between hotdogs or wieners or frankfurters. Um, seems like the food selection is a bunch of synonyms, huh? You can find far better places than The Red Hot to clog your arteries. Do youself a huge favor and don't expect a whole lot if you "dine" at The Red Hot!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Tacoma!
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best Tavern In Tacoma!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2010

Hands down my favorite tavern in Tacoma! The Miller family and their great staff have done a fabulous job creating an institution in just a couple of years. If you are a beer-geek you will go crazy. They also have a smart and affordable wine list, and of course the dogs are delish. Be sure to check ‘em out in the summer when they open the back parking lot for special events!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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