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Red Hot & Blue

Bar, Barbecue
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3350 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, MD 20603-4850
(301) 705-7427
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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106 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had good southern dry rub ribs but they are closed and no longer opened. There is one about 20 miles away in VA

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Thank arthur b
Waldorf, Maryland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Unfortunately this restaurant closed & is now an urgent care clinic. It used to be a family favorite :(

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Thank Vicki C
Forest, Virginia
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129 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

This location of Red, Hot & Blue BBQ is no longer opened. It appears the building is being converted into an urgent care facility.

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Thank GRofVA
Waldorf, Maryland
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Not a "OMG THIS IS SOOOOO GOOD" kind of place, but we got here once every few months. What IS good is the service, always friendly and prompt. We like the sauces and their beans are quite excellent. If you have a hankering for BBQ, this is a good place to go.

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Thank Advrdr
Waldorf
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

The best sweet tea around! I'm from Georgia and it is impossible to find decent sweet tea in Maryland...except at this place. Burgers are great and cooked to order.

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Thank Julie P
Waldorf, Maryland
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Always enjoy the food and the service. The BBQ is some of the best this Texan has had. Do not miss a chance to stop in for a cold one and enjoy hot delicious food

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Thank Lance B
Waldorf, Maryland, United States
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

I've eaten so many time at red hot and blue I couldn't count them all. I LOVE the nachos and the pulled pork is great. The service is friendly, I enjoy the staff very much

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Thank Andrew D
California, Maryland
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I've been going here for years. It's a nice pitstop (get the pun?) on the way home after having spent the day sightseeing in DC. For me, it's easier to access than the original in Arlington, Love the added BBQ flavors and the variety of choices that can be done with all the meats. My wife loves the Brunswick stew... More 

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Thank Stewfoot
Waldorf
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Always warmly welcomed an seated. Service is always VERY fast. Food is always fresh. We really enjoy this BBQ place over the other "Famous" big name one.

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Thank Fran F
Dunkirk, Maryland
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

my wife and I ordered a take out dinner from here since we were staying across the street at holiday Inn express...food was excellent, portions could have been bigger, but I would definitely recommend this place for a delicious meal!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3350 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, MD 20603-4850
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Waldorf
  • Phone Number: (301) 705-7427
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!

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