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Red Hot & Blue

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6482 Landsdowne Ctr, Kingstowne, Alexandria, VA 22315-5003
+1 703-550-6465
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Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Been there many times, but told me they are closing for business this weekend (10/22/16) due to no lease. Hopefully something good takes their place.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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216 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

My husband had been ill but we were hungry for sandwiches from here. But such a disappointment. The buns on the burgers were stale. The fries were cold when they brought it out to me. I figured I would hear up the fries at home as this was a take out order. Honestly one of the worst take out orders... More 

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Thank NEVenturer
Brette P, Public Relations Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

We are so sorry your experience was not up to expectation. We appreciate the feedback to be able to make the appropriate changes. We would like to have a manager contact you to rectify this situation. Please send your contact information to social@redhotandblue.com so someone can contact you. Thanks, Brette Powell RHB Social Media Manager More 

New York
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Stopped in for dinner take-out one evening and waited at the bar while my food was prepared. First impression was the bar staff wasn't particularly friendly, and the beer selection wasn't particularly good. But that's not a big deal. The food itself wasn't bad, but it wasn't particularly inexpensive, either. Best part of the entire meal (and experience) was the... More 

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Thank RunrDave
Brette P, Public Relations Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

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

Woodbridge, Virginia
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128 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

My family and I stopped in here for a quick lunch when we didn't feel like fast food. We have eaten here several times in the past when we worked in the area but this was our first visit in a year or so. I almost always go for the pulled pork but I added a link to my lunch.... More 

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Thank Bill D
Brette P, Public Relations Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review! We appreciate the business and hope to see you in again soon!! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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216 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here often and went again in June. The food is very good, service is fair to very good. The price is very reasonable for the area. I really like their ribs!

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Thank NEVenturer
Brette P, Public Relations Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the feedback and kind review! We hope to see you in again soon! More 

Germany
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We used them to cater our promotion after party. They spent a good deal of time helping us plan the meal, recommended options and gave us a great military discount. The day of the event, they were on time, set it up quickly and provided delicious meals to everyone. In the end it was cheaper then preparing it all ourselves...great... More 

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Brette P, Public Relations Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review! We appreciate the business! More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

we walked in and were told of the $17 all you can eat deal....excludes seafood but includes ribs, chicken, pork and beef. You pay $17 and you can change from ribs to pulled pork to chicken which includes the sides. instead of that, we went for a la carte on the menu and the food was very good. I would... More 

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Thank corkscrewd
Brette P, Public Relations Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! We appreciate the business! More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

The service was great. It wasn't packed. The atmosphere was relaxing and the food was good. This was my second trip to the restaurant. My husband got the pulled pork sandwich, Memphis style; my brother in law had the sliced turkey with potato salad and coleslaw; I went for the chopped salad with turkey and sliced brisket. Everything was tasty.... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

When in the area this is our go-to for lunch or dinner. The daily lunch specials are delicious and a great buy !! Thursday's Tater special is excellent! Generous, well-stuffed white or Sweet Potato with choice of meat, plus side of soup or salad is huge. The weekend Ribs and Chicken wings special is great. Several styles of ribs to... More 

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Thank Jessica S
Cassie J, Guest Relations Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit such a kind and thorough review of our food and staff, we are greatly appreciative and hope you will join us again soon. We will share this with our staff members, Ray, Archie, Henry and Marcus as we know this will make them feel great, thank you! Cassie Jones Red... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

RH&B is a great BBQ place. Serves Memphis style BBQ, plus several Louisiana dishes that are very good, like the fired catfish. Best anywhere around. Service is super with an inviting, friendly dining atmosphere. Servers are friendly and very excellent service. There's really nothing not to like. A great menu, so anyone can find something them will like. RH&B is... More 

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Thank 1969Jim
Cassie J, Guest Relations Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit your 5 star review. It is always great to hear when you are doing something right, so we can't thank you enough sharing your experience with us. We hope you will join us again soon for another round of excellent food and service. Best, Cassie Jones Red Hot & Blue Customer Service More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6482 Landsdowne Ctr, Kingstowne, Alexandria, VA 22315-5003
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-550-6465
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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