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Red Hot & Blue

#138 of 1,114 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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6615 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-6816
+1 919-846-7427
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Nashville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

First visit & definitely worth the trip. Ancria (sp) was our server, he was very attentive & helpful. The menu had great choices & everything looked good, we were very surprised with the quality & amount he served & he kept the cornbread muffins coming. We got doggie boxes so we would have room for the Peanut Butter pie. Really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Family-friendly. Tons of history posted on walls. I love music history! Friendly, knowledgeable staff and great service. Food is always fresh, hot, tasty and portions good. Reasonably priced. It's the best smoked BBQ spot in the area!

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Thank Dr. William-Haz... H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I come here often and have NEVER been disappointed. Food and service are always consistent....both very good. Absolutely love the ribs, potato salad and fried okra!

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Thank Joy H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We eat here several times a year. Always get a good meal for a good price. Love their pulled pork and potato salad.

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Thank buildernc
Raleigh, North Carolina
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161 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Love, love, love this place! The bbq is out of this world, their salads are great and the onion loaf is to die for! Great place to go as a couple, as a family or as a large group. Go and enjoy yourself at soon as you can!

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

1st time to Red Hot & Blue and we were more than happy. Food was delicious, BBQ to everyone's liking, great condiments, beer(ice cold), servers friendly and happy, portions are large, prices are low...what more could a person ask for. Happy Happy Happy. Went away feeling, got to go back and soon.

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Thank JM66retired
Raleigh, North Carolina
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68 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

My wife and I have been to RH&B many times and it was fine. She really likes the wings. But this time I made the unfortunate mistake of choosing the catfish and shrimp plate. It was a big mistake. The catfish was like a rubber coating on something with the consistency of fishy mashed potatoes. Somehow, i think they had... More 

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Thank Dan S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Great restaurant, I was stuffed when I left. I'm fussy about bbq and this place exceeds my expectations. I will be back again!

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Thank Masterbeavis
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

RHB is an excellent restaurant any time of day. it is not pretentious, but the food is excellent and varied. all aspects are great. the ribs, excellent; the pulled pork, excellent, the brisket, excellent; - in short, excellent. the wait staff is courteous, efficient, and not intrusive. and the prices fit any budget. also, you get the same service if... More 

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Thank AlboLee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Quick seating, awesome service, array of menu items for the whole family and for a variety of taste palates. Loved the corn muffins, wings, slaw was alright, steak was great, sweet potato soooo gooood, etc etc... We are a family of 5 and every one of us was satisfied. The only drawback - the portions needed to be larger.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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: 6615 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-6816
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-846-7427
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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