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Red Hot & Blue

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4150 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-4104
+1 703-218-6989
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We do not eat here often, but we had used Red Hot & Blue catering for our son's graduation party -- and that went well. We decided to stop in for a quick family dinner since it wasn't busy. Service was slow, and I think the waiter may have been new (or inexperienced). When the food was delivered, the waiter... More 

Thank suzanneddowd
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just got the cornbread muffins tonight and they were delicious. The service is always fast whether you dine in or get carry out.

Thank Marsha D
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner at the Red, Hot & Blue where I have dined before. Excellent baby back ribs with sweet sauce. Potato salad is particularly good as well along with the BBQ beans. Service was attentive and friendly. Price is reasonable and they have good seet tea which is sometimes scarce around DC. They also have a number of craft beers.... More 

Thank chfd1dj
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221 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

although carpet and tables is dated the overall atmosphere is down south bbq joint. southern jazz posters decorate the walls, jazz music plays in the background the intoxicating bbq aroma hits you before even opening the door. once inside this goes up a notch. very nice service while slow was extremely friendly and helpful appetizer of onion loaf was a... More 

Thank davoscjims
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the "Delta" platter with two meats. The brisket was very good, but the 1/4 chicken was so-so. I ordered the string beans and mashed potatoes in place of the usual baked beans and I think Cole slaw.

Thank Burt F
Fairfax, Virginia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat out a lot and find ourselves going to the same places. One evening after a movie we passed the RH&B in Fairfax, on our way home. I was like "Awesome, We haven't been here in a long time." It smelled great when we walked in. We were greeted with smiles and seated right away. The menu was promising... More 

Thank Bridget J
Fairfax, Virginia
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213 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

For a barbecue fix, this is a good place to eat for lunch. Not fancy, but good food. The salads especially are tasty.

Thank Linda C
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

A good selection of beers on tap to wash down some spicy barbecue - sauces vary from mild & sweet to hot & spicy. Ribs available with your choice of sauce or with a dry rub. All the standard side dishes are available, but my favorite is their onion ring loaf - a tangled mass of battered onions deep-fried and... More 

Thank bchapnick
Fairfax, Virginia
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

This restaurant is an overall nice restaurant. Nothing really fancy or special, just a solid place to eat. I"ve never had a bad experience and the food always comes quick. I always get the Pulled Pork sandwich and it is delicious every time. Throw on some sweat and spicy BBQ and it really hits the spot. If your not really... More 

Thank RNH82
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281 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

I have frequented the Fairfax location 3 times in one week. It is a great place to have a quick bite at lunchtime when you are pressed for time. I sat in the bar area, and already knew which lunch special I was going to order. You figure the BBQ, potato salad and iced tea are already made; they just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4150 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-4104
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-218-6989
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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