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“Perfect combination of great choices of beer, got hotdogs and gritty ambiance”
Review of The Red Hot

The Red Hot
Ranked #11 of 749 Restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Seattle, Washington
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163 reviews
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“Perfect combination of great choices of beer, got hotdogs and gritty ambiance”
Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

Friends took me here for lunch and I wish I could have stayed all afternoon! Lots of unique micro brews to complement a wide selection of 'red hots'. Each hot dog is about for bucks and are served quickly and hot. Nice vibe at lunch and friends say it's is packed people at night. If you have an appetite plan on ordering two hot dogs. Definitely on my list to repeat.

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Eatonville, Washington, United States
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Dogs, Great Service, Great Beer!”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

I stopped in here for lunch and here is what I found. Very creative, high quality hot dogs on scrumptious poppy seed buns. A great beer selection. And a very knowledgeable staff. I had some questions about the craft beers on tap and the server Jeff had great explanations, he really knew his stuff. I ordered a hot dog and the other server (Carla?) placed it in front of me within seconds! I read some of the other reviews about this little place being really packed. The day I came in this was not the case. This place has a fun atmosphere and a huge display of beer taps hanging from the ceiling beams. I will be back to try some of the other dogs next time I am in Tacoma.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Jim E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Hot Dogs and Beer in WA”
Reviewed 28 June 2013 via mobile

This is by far the best place to have a couple Hot dogs and beer. They have many to select from and something new is always on tap. They have a variety of ciders to drink also. The hot dogs are always fresh and made as ordered right in front of you. Very friendly staff. It's a little whole in the wall but this is what makes this place so special!!! Also you can't beat the prices here, all in all you can't go wrong at Red Hot!! And if you don't like beer or cider take it back old school with a good ol' RC Cola.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Vali J
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Tacoma, Washington
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21 reviews
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“Fun Atmosphere, Exciting Food, Crammed Space”
Reviewed 23 April 2013

Love the Red Hot, great place for lunch or an evening out for a drink. The hot dogs are very unique, yet simple and not overpriced. The beer selection is on point, many local beers as well! The staff has always been friendly and the food comes quickly. The only real downside is the space is rather small, so it's hard to go with a group of more than four.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank DBMurica
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“No More Italian Beef”
Reviewed 21 April 2013

LOVED the Italian Beef here, but alas, no more. Haven't been back since they dropped it off the menu. The Tacoma is a good sub in for a solid Chicago dog.

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