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The Red Hot

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American, Bar, Pub
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2914 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406-6713
(253) 779-0229
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Richmond, Virginia
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not hugely into hot dogs, but my friends recommended The Red Hot for a post-hike meal, and it sounded like it would hit the spot. So glad we went - this was one of the most satisfying meals of our trip! I stuck with water, but the beer menu was massive, so that's a big plus. We started with... More 

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Thank Katie R
tacoma
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like different and great hot dog combo's go here there selection is outstanding and the beers and ciders on tap are amazing! excellent selection!

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Thank lakebrats
Oak Harbor, Washington, United States
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun dog selection, and even vegan if that's your thing. Three of us and we got a Tacoma, Rainier Reuben, and hubby got the Tideflats. And shared a Frito pie. Really good food, good prices, great waitress and nice casual environment. Bummed because we live three hours away!

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Thank RoxNBear
Leominster, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

a series of very unique hot dogs for you to choose from. I had a hot dog with peanut butter and bacon. was surprisingly good. the prices are reasonable. this is also a local bar so you can have a beer as well.

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Thank oelfkedad
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Great service, great dogs, large selection of brews. Very much enjoyed it. Plan to come again on our next visit from Michigan.

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Thank Toni S
Seattle, Washington
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151 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

As casual as they come, The Red Hot delivers an array of dogs, brats and other snacks that just plain satisfy! Wash it all down with a cold draft from a considerable selection and life just seems a bit better. The pricing is reasonable and the atmosphere is right about where it should be.

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Thank mblam7
Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

What a great local bar. Beer, wine, sausage and hot dogs. People are friendly, selection of drinks is great and the food is fun and tasty. We will go again.

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Thank Wilma M
Tacoma, Washington
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

A very nice, large selection of beer, cider and root beer. Regular, nitro and cask style. Creative and tasty hot dogs and sides.

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Thank revcogal
Windham, Maine
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112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

My friends frequent this little haunt down the road from their house. Based on their recommendation, get any of the hotdogs/sausages. I had the Bahn Mi (sp?). I was a few beers in and had a slight real estate issue, so I couldn't eat more than half. It was quite spicy in a good way. Beer selection was pretty crazy.... More 

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Thank SingingOT
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

We were passing through Tacoma and we wanted something besides seafood after a week on the coast. The beer selection was incredible. However... The dogs? Delicious!!!! I haven't had a hot dog that good since I was in Chi town. I had the Tacoma and the Gangsta. Both surpassed my expectations. Great service nice feel. Totally recommend for anyone looking... More 

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Thank Chelsea R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2914 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406-6713
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: (253) 779-0229

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?