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Red Hot & Blue - CLOSED

2403 Centreville Rd, Herndon, VA 20171-3098
+1 703-870-7345
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good37%
  • Average29%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible5%
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Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2403 Centreville Rd, Herndon, VA 20171-3098
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11 - 20 of 103 reviews

Reviewed February 26, 2017

A good place to go and get the lunch special. I got the pulled pork sandwich. I stopped coming to this chain years ago to get any other kind of BBQ.

Thank Carl L
Reviewed February 23, 2017

We went on Sunday - they offer some great Sunday Dinner specials. The food was served nearly immediately and was of great taste and quality. I think that this restaurant gets a bad rap for not being super trendy - but the staff does go...More

Thank ua85
Reviewed February 23, 2017

The ribs were done correctly but were heavy on gristle and not very meaty. The okra was very disappointing, not cooked correctly at all. The place is nice and the waitress fine.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

I went in for a quick rib fix while on a recent weekday business trip to the area. Even though only 2 other parties were in the restaurant, service was slow and food was poor. I got ribs wet and dry. Dry rub was so...More

Thank SlickEagle
Reviewed February 1, 2017

This restaurant was very disappointing, and seems like nobody cared about the customer experience. The table, the floor, the menus, were all dirty or covered in dried sauce. The service was poor, and the food was not close to hot or fresh. Came in with...More

Thank Gregg W
Reviewed January 9, 2017

had just come from DC after a day site seeing we stopped by to enjoy the BBQ and it was not a disappointment at all my meal was all you can eat and well worth the price

Thank victoriah1953
Brette P, Public Relations Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2017

Thank you for the review! We appreciate your business!

Reviewed November 20, 2016

I've eaten at Red Hot & Blue in several locations. For this location, I found the ribs to be overcooked and dry. Service was good.

Thank TheKraaken
Brette P, Public Relations Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2017

Thank you for the review We appreciate your feedback and business!

Reviewed October 17, 2016

Just ate here 17 Oct 2016, very disappointed. Tonight the food was very dry and had it not been for Jackie our server it would have been worse. I remember when this place was the best in the in the beltway and Virgina to have...More

Thank bioman4u
Brette P, Public Relations Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2016

Thank you for the review and feedback. We would like to rectify this situation if possible- please send your contact information to social@redhotandblue.com Brette Powell RHB Social Media Manager

Reviewed October 15, 2016

Didn't have to worry about waiting for a refill for drinks as the small pitchers hold a lot! Food was good.

Thank pjames862016
Brette P, Public Relations Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2016

Thanks for the review! We appreciate the business!

Reviewed September 26, 2016

This restaurant would have received an "excellent" rating had the service been better. The pulled pork was outstanding as were all the sauces. However, the service was slow and surly. And every time I said thank you, I received a sullen look and no reply...More

Thank robinross01
Brette P, Public Relations Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2016

Thank you for the kind review and feedback. We appreciate the comments to make improvements. We appreciate your business!

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Restaurant Details

Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 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: 2403 Centreville Rd, Herndon, VA 20171-3098
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Herndon
  • Phone Number: +1 703-870-7345
  • E-mail
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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