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Red Hot & Blue

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16811 Crabbs Branch Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20855
+1 301-948-7333
11:00 - 21:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a taste for bbq so I found this place on Google maps and it had good reviews. I had the Memphis chicken with Garlic mashed potatoes and baked beans. Each item was delicious. I added on a 2 piece rib just to taste it... It was pretty good. I'm not a rib eater so... go figure. There were... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Red Hot and Blue with several friends for lunch. Service was fast and friendly. Restaurant has been updated some since a prior visit, which was good. I had the stuffed sweet potato and a side of fried okra. The sweet potato was really good and the pulled pork was quite moist from the potato below and the cheese above.... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

There's nothing unexpected at Red Hot & Blue... BBQ ribs and chicken, plus the usual accompaniments. The food is good, the selection is fine as long as you're looking for BBQ. Its tucked into the corner of a strip mall with a Giant Supermarket, and bigger inside than you might expect. Reasonably priced, comfortable seating. Its the kind of place... More 

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

Thank you for the kind review! We appreciate your business! More 

Fairport, New York
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262 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This BBQ restaurant near the Shady Grove Metro station was a go-to standby for years when I was stationed in DC. I routinely eat here when I’m visiting the northern burbs. Best BBQ around! On a whim, I tried the brisket this time and was disappointed for the first time ever; the color was like meatloaf (brownish-grey) and the flavor... More 

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

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

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,029 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 564 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

For our weekly dining out, we went to this restaurant and tried their dishes for the first time. Personally, I don't like BBQ but my companion told me that it serves dishes other than BBQ. We ordered the Special of the day BBQ ribs (good for 2 persons) that came with 4 side dishes plus FREE dessert. Not knowing whether... More 

Thank LolaGo1
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 

Frederick, Maryland
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

There's nothing like slow-smoked pork and ribs. Red, Hot and Blue does it right. We used to meet and eat at this place frequently 12 years ago. The place hasn't changed a bit. It's a little run down, but could use some deep cleaning. The wait staff was attentive and knew what we needed before we could ask.

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

Thanks for the feedback! We appreciate hearing from our valued customers! More 

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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

There were only two visible employees during our visit for dinner on Monday night. After standing at the host stand for several minutes, my husband flagged down a waiter. As we sat down, the woman next to us was telling the waiter that she requested no cheese on her salad and there was cheese. When I got my pulled pork... More 

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

Bonnie, we are sorry you did not have a good experience. We will address this issue immediately. We would like your contact information to have a manager speak with you to rectify this situation. Brette Powell RHB Customer Relations Team brette@ds2creative.com More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I always love going to Red Hot and Blue because I know I will be treated to delicious barbecue, friendly service, and great Blues music (recorded). I am never disappointed and always leave full, relaxed and rejuvenated.

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

Thanks for the great review! We appreciate our business and hope to see you in again soon! More 

Silver Spring
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Took family to Red, Hot & Blue restaurant on a Friday night. We ordered: Chicken Salad, Burritos, and Catfish Sandwich and lots of sides. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We all loved the hush puppies and Sweet Potatoes Fries. The drinks were served in small pitchers. Had enough left over for doggie bags. Service was attentive and timely. Lots of sauces... More 

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

What a kind review, thank you so much for taking the time share your experience with our restaurant. We look forward to serving you and your family again soon for another great dinner that is "fun and filling"! Cassie Jones Red Hot & Blue Guest Services More 

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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

We went as a group of 10 on Sunday evening. It took a full hour from the time we ordered to get our food. This was especially difficult on the five year old! There was a group in the Simi private room and they just were not staffed correctly to handle the party and other patrons. Unfortunately we were not... More 

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

First, we would like to begin by saying how terribly sorry we are for slow service and timeliness of delivered items. We are very appreciate that you took the time to submit your feedback as we can learn and grow from these experiences. We take great pride in all that we do, from food to service, and sometimes we fall... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16811 Crabbs Branch Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20855
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 301-948-7333
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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