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Red Hot & Blue

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2403 Centreville Rd, Herndon, VA 20171-3098
+1 703-870-7345
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Princeville, Hawaii
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good place to go and get the lunch special. I got the pulled pork sandwich. I stopped coming to this chain years ago to get any other kind of BBQ.

Thank Carl L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on Sunday - they offer some great Sunday Dinner specials. The food was served nearly immediately and was of great taste and quality. I think that this restaurant gets a bad rap for not being super trendy - but the staff does go above and beyond, is very reserved and very relaxed. Drink specials were ok, but really,... More 

Thank ua85
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ribs were done correctly but were heavy on gristle and not very meaty. The okra was very disappointing, not cooked correctly at all. The place is nice and the waitress fine.

Thank Robert W
Atlanta, Georgia
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I went in for a quick rib fix while on a recent weekday business trip to the area. Even though only 2 other parties were in the restaurant, service was slow and food was poor. I got ribs wet and dry. Dry rub was so overpowering, i literally scraped it off. Wet side was ok but nothing to write home... More 

Thank SlickEagle
Herndon, Virginia
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This restaurant was very disappointing, and seems like nobody cared about the customer experience. The table, the floor, the menus, were all dirty or covered in dried sauce. The service was poor, and the food was not close to hot or fresh. Came in with a Buddy for a few beers and a pulled pork sandwich. My expectations were not... More 

Thank Gregg W
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

had just come from DC after a day site seeing we stopped by to enjoy the BBQ and it was not a disappointment at all my meal was all you can eat and well worth the price

Thank victoriah1953
Brette P, Public Relations Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

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

Plano, Texas, USA
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I've eaten at Red Hot & Blue in several locations. For this location, I found the ribs to be overcooked and dry. Service was good.

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

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

Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Just ate here 17 Oct 2016, very disappointed. Tonight the food was very dry and had it not been for Jackie our server it would have been worse. I remember when this place was the best in the in the beltway and Virgina to have some great BBQ, not anymore. I believe the company has really gone by the way... More 

Thank bioman4u
Brette P, Public Relations Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and feedback. We would like to rectify this situation if possible- please send your contact information to social@redhotandblue.com Brette Powell RHB Social Media Manager More 

Clinton, Tennessee
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Didn't have to worry about waiting for a refill for drinks as the small pitchers hold a lot! Food was good.

Thank pjames862016
Brette P, Public Relations Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We appreciate the business! More 

Marietta, Georgia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This restaurant would have received an "excellent" rating had the service been better. The pulled pork was outstanding as were all the sauces. However, the service was slow and surly. And every time I said thank you, I received a sullen look and no reply at all. We were a table of six and when I requested another set of... More 

Thank robinross01
Brette P, Public Relations Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review and feedback. We appreciate the comments to make improvements. We appreciate your business! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 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: 2403 Centreville Rd, Herndon, VA 20171-3098
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Herndon
  • Phone Number: +1 703-870-7345
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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