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“Don't get the ribs”
Review of Red Hot & Blue

Red Hot & Blue
Ranked #76 of 258 Restaurants in Cherry Hill
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Barbecue, Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Takeout
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!
Reviewed October 30, 2012

I live in the south, so I'm a rib snob. (Sorry!) These are just about average; the sauces are good though. I'd recommend the Brunswick Stew, personally, and the burgers.

Thank krashtest d
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Sylvia L, Guest Relations Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2012

Our ribs are smoked for 4 1/2 to 5 hours over hickory logs. I'd love to hear your specific thoughts on what made them lackluster. Feel free to send me an email at slaurence@rhbri.com. Thanks for the comment.

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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Avoid this place at all costs. The food was almost inedible. The ribs and the pulled pork had obviously been sitting under a heat lamp for hours if not days. It was disgusting.

Thank HaveWineWilTravel
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

The food was very delicious and we loved the live blues band! The employees were very friendly and the service was quick and excellent! We will definately return!!

Thank Nina R
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Nice variety of southern entrees. Liked the fact that drinks are served in mini pitchers which minimizes the need for re-fills. Bar-tender seemed attentive and eager to please. Greeter was friendly, loved her accent!

Thank Antoney S
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

the service and food were very good. there was a band playing which was a little loud but sounded good. I ate there to celebrate my birthday and enjoyed the ribs and chicken.

Thank samantha107
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