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Red Hot & Blue

677 Main St, Laurel, MD 20707-4068
+1 301-953-1943
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“potato salad” (17 reviews)
“ribs” (59 reviews)
“catfish” (10 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
677 Main St, Laurel, MD 20707-4068
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When my husband and I lived in the Baltimore/Annapolis area (15 years), we frequently ate at RHB. Consistently high Quality food, and tasty! Pork bbq is exceptional with their coleslaw! All selections are great! RHB Restaurants were always clean and wait staff friendly during our...More

Thank 2stepperva
Reviewed 5 days ago

I came here for the first time for a "going away lunch" and was totally surprised by the quality and value of the meals. The restaurant is music themed with pictures of Blues and Rock & Roll pictures on the wall. The lunch menu offered...More

Thank TheWkndWarrior
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu offers a wide variety of excellent food and beverages. This is a local restaurant where we eat frequently and order out as well.

Thank Eve L
Sandra L, Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Eve, We appreciate your comments and look forward to your next visit. Sandra

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They don't take reservations, but we were very fortunate that they found accommodations for a large (10-12) group on a Saturday night. Service was prompt, food was very good, and a good time was enjoyed by all. I say "Lightning in a bottle - twice"...More

Thank Tom R
Sandra L, Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Tom, Thank you for your favorable review. We try to accommodate our customers. Look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten here probably 50 times over the last twenty plus years. It was always one of Laurel's better restaurants. Unfortunately, the last several visits have been very disappointing. The food (ribs, chicken, brisket) have been extremely dry, to the point where it was almost...More

Thank EGL7
Sandra L, Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

EGL7, We appreciate your feedback and always strive for a better dining experience for our customers. We do hope you will give us another try for old time's sake.

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

My daughter, son-in-law, my wife and I enjoyed another great meal at the Red Hot & Blue in Laurel. We try to get there whenever we are in town visiting. Beef brisket, pulled pork, club sandwich, sweet potato fries, hush puppies, cole slaw, and ice...More

Thank rbronsink
Sandra L, Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thank you. Sandra

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Brunswick stew was very good. Ribs were average. Crusty on top side. More comments needed to fill up the box.

Thank Jay M
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Easy going vibe, friendly staff, and good food make for a nice meal. Located at the far end of Laurel's Main Steet, the restaurant has been here for a long time and has kept good quality food and a feiendly staff and environment all along....More

Thank MarkWorld
daniellemarion, Guest Relations Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Red Hot and Blue is true dining pleasure. Excellent ribs and pulled pork or chicken. The red skin tater salad is must . Good family atmosphere. Loads of musical relics and the service is fast and friendly. Ya might walk in stranger but you'll leave...More

Thank Krobinson9
daniellemarion, Guest Relations Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Red Hot & Blue is a staple on Main Street. The food is always good and the staff is always friendly. I recommend getting the Delta Double.

Thank Bjtaylor2
daniellemarion, Guest Relations Manager at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words! Hope you'll visit again soon.

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Yes we do! We will also be running a new promotion in the next few weeks on gift cards!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 677 Main St, Laurel, MD 20707-4068
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Laurel
  • Phone Number: +1 301-953-1943
  • 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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