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360 Broadview Ave, Warrenton, VA 20186-2331
+1 540-349-7100
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Fresno, CA
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80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Good BBQ fare. Lots of sauce everywhere. More food than you cam reasonable eat. Good taste, good friendly service. Reasonable priced.

Thank AJGR
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We sat at the bar as there was a line for a table (Friday evening). The waitress was very helpful and told us about an item not on the menu, a brisket done up special per the owner's own recipe. It was super-delicious. We have eaten here before when travelling to visit my wife's family in Maryland. The pork bbq... More 

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

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

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82 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I loved the pulled pork and their mild bbq sauce. Their bread is also good. Their ribs seemed a little dry (some people like them that way) and needed the bbq sauce. Ribs didn't have a lot of flavor, like the pulled pork did. I also liked the chicken, baked beans, and potato salad. All the food was very good.... More 

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

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

Catlett, Virginia
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We think they have slipped in the quality and taste of their various BBQ dishes. Ribs pretty skinny, catfish dried out, potato salad a bit mushy but cold slaw still great.

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

Thank you for the feedback! We will pass along to resolve these issues! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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118 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

We ate here and had take out the next day for my father. Good barbecue is hard to find here. The beer is really cold, but not great.

Thank Emily B
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156 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Red Truck has a truck load of fall flowers as their mascot. The tempting aromas match the delicious looking baked goods inside. Look for the red truck cookie. The town stops by for a quick visit and coffee and pastry. Pretend you are a local.

Thank Hyflyingbee
Warrenton, Virginia
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334 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch while waiting for my car to get an inspection. Wings and onion loaf were good and well cooked. The server was really great!

Thank Thero_Kenman
upperville, va
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Food similar to all others in this franchise Southern rib joint. The ribs really are good and they serve in a variety of styles. Also excellent salads. Service is fast and the prices are right. Good beer selection.

Thank herotidus
Bealeton, Virginia, United States
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Worst BBQ ever! Restaurant was overheated, food was bland, overcooked, overpriced and just awful. Server was very nice, but that's about the only good thing. When the iced tea is the highlight of the meal, its not a restaurant you want to go back to. It has now become a joke between daughter and I.

Thank Debra A
Manassas, Virginia
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Stopped by this restaurant the other day, really wanting a good bbq. I was not disappointed. I had the bbq sandwich with cole slaw. Yum. I loved the vinegar based sauce. They have a hot hot sauce which I tried just a dab of, and yes it is hot. The bun for the sandwich held up to the bbq and... More 

Thank TravelerMJM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
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: 360 Broadview Ave, Warrenton, VA 20186-2331
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Warrenton
  • Phone Number: +1 540-349-7100
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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