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Red Hot & Blue

) #44 of 340 Restaurants in Fairfax $$ - $$$ American, , Barbecue
4150 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-4104
+1 703-218-6989
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good36%
  • Average26%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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“potato salad” (18 reviews)
“pulled pork” (15 reviews)
“ribs” (28 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
4150 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-4104
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

The restaurant could use some updates, food was okay, service was decent. Need to tone up the place for more customers.

Thank paolabbg
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My advice would be to clean the Herndon Location and revamp menu items or at least how they are served, How the food is presented is so important.

Thank hannahriley
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

I've been here a bunch of times and always had a great experience. It's a great place to go after work with friends for happy hour. The vast menu is great for any tastes. The food is inexpensive, comes out really fast and is delicious....More

Thank Bartnder
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

I've enjoyed bbq at several RH&B locations in several states and they do not disappoint. Their dry rub ribs are delish, as is the fried okra and sweet potato fries ( try dipping them in ranch dressing! ). Maybe a tad pricey but the portions...More

Thank harphaulingdad
Reviewed 21 May 2017

RH&B has consistently delivered over two decades of my visiting it, at different locations and even in different states. Their food is par excellence. The service is fast, friendly, and attentive. The drinks are bottomless, the potato salad is to die for and their pulled...More

Thank Muffarah M
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The prices are very reasonable and the amount of food you get is incredible! There's so much you may need a to go box! The desserts are really good, too, so if you want something sweet take a look at the menu early so that...More

Thank Kimberly Y
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I was hosting dinner for 8 people and ordered their most expensive packaged dinner. When I went to pick it up, the order was all wrong. Instead of ribs, pulled pork, and sausage plus sides for 8 people, I had ribs and an individual side...More

Thank cmmiller10847
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Friends celebrating a birthday had a big spread of Red Hot and Blue Barbecue for their guests at lunch. I had the chicken barbecue and it was excellent. Pulled chicken with my choice of barbecue sauce. I had the sweet version and it reminded me...More

Thank Sandy A
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped here with friends from work. Quick service and great food. Able to get an all you can eat plan. Great ribs and pork. It was awesome! The chocolate cake for dessert was amazing

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We ALWAYS love Red Hot and Blue! My favorite is catfish platter with potato salad. It's consistently delicious no matter what you get.

Thank Jennifer N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 4150 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-4104
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-218-6989
  • E-mail
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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