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Red Hot & Blue

) #119 of 1,158 Restaurants in Raleigh $$ - $$$ American, Barbecue,
6615 Falls Of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615
+1 919-846-7427
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“potato salad” (11 reviews)
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Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Bar
$$ - $$$
6615 Falls Of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went to red hot and blue for a quick date night meal. It was not quick at all. Our server was very pleasant and helpful; however, the service of our getting our meal was extremely slow. There was not even bread...More

Thank smith2038
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful day at this BBQ place. First time there, but it won't be the last. Good food at great prices. Great customer service.

Thank daphnej98
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I'd never been to Red Hot & Blue before but will go back for sure. The pulled pork was awesome and there is a choice of sauces, there was a mild, sweet, hot and a mustard based one. The mac n cheese was my side...More

Thank NCTraveler2015
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Our Friends wanted to take us for NC BBQ and their friends own the Red Hot & Blue! what a fantastic Dinner! the food was great the Sauces are amazing! couldn't get enough! I felt like I was going to burst when we left! Cant...More

Thank The_Pool_God
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Chain BBQ restaurant. But I have always like this place. No matter which one I frequent, the food is very consistent and tasty. I had the Burger with pulled pork BBQ. It was a great choice and made my stomach feel good.

Thank ldiastx
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Although this is a BBQ chain, this particular restaurant does it right! The food is always spot on. We always sit at the bar and notice that there is NEVER a cup scooped through the ice, they ALWAYS use a scoop that is stored outside...More

Thank F6735IDwilliamb
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We decided at the last minute to eat here, and not based on the positive reviews on TripAdvisor. The first clue was all the cars out front. Yes, it was busy and there was a wait of about twenty minutes. This seemed to be the...More

Thank George O
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Went in here on a whim as we were in the area and saw the sign. Parking in the strip mall was horrible but once a space was found it was well worth it. Ordered two kinds of ribs, Sweet and Glazed, veggies and beans....More

Thank fmattship
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....More

Thank Truthfull1
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!

Thank Dr. William-Haz... H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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: 6615 Falls Of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-846-7427
  • 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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