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Red Hot & Blue

5910 N Macarthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75039-3806
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Ranked #29 of 492 Restaurants in Irving
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue, Bar, Chicken Wings, Sandwiches
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Dining options: Takeout, Delivery
Description: 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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Dallas, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The fun is in the food. Don't expect to use utensils at this chain. Fingers are the order of the day, and you better stack up the napkins. From dressing to wings, chicken to ribs, you can't go wrong with the menu at Red, Hot, and Blue. I've eaten repeatedly at this down and 'dirty' restaurant and not been disappointed.... More

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Morgantown PA
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123 reviews 123 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Tried a sampler of different meats, ribs. The chicken was the best, ribs and brisket average for barbecue place.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I was looking forward to good Texas ribs. I got the "dry" ribs and they were like beef jerky. I didn't think they would be so tough. The macaroni and cheese was very bland and resembled poor boxed Mac and cheese. I did get my order to go so I can't tell anything about the staff. They were pleasant when... More

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New Berlin, texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The wait staff was good & very helpful. Choice of 3 types of sauce. Pulled pork Sandwich was good but was a tad dry. Sweet Tea was super great. Ribs were to die for. Beans & potato salad were pretty decent. Give it a try!

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Auburn, Washington
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I love the ambiance and the wait staff is great. The meat is fatty and so-so. I really, really wanted to love this place. I love a good barbecue, but when I have to pick out a lot of fat to get to the meat, it's not my idea of a good time.

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Tyler, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I've been in the Las Colinas area for the last 3 weekends on business. I've eaten here twice. Both times the food was great and the service impeccable. I was pleased that it is a sit-down restaurant and allowed my group to work during lunch. Several sauce choices readily available on the table. Make sure you try the potato salad.

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Carl Junction
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I am in Dallas for business. I got in Sunday evening and this was close by. There is one in Missouri where I am from so we stopped by. It was as expected. The food is always good. I really enjoy the Hoochie Coochie Burger. When I am looking for chain BBQ this is always worth the trip.

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Dallas, Texas
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143 reviews 143 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

RH&B has good barbecue, but there are better choices in DFW. The menu prices are reasonable, and the service is prompt and efficient. I'll go again because it's in a convenient location for lunch.

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Knoxville, TN
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We are staying in a nearby hotel and after reviewing available eating possibilities we decided not to gamble on others and try this place. While we have been to 3 others of this chain, this is the best of the best. Employees were great and our request to raise the room temperature was responded to at once. We have never... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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320 reviews 320 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I never knew they had Red Hot & Blue locations outside Maryland and Virginia let alone in Texas. Surprised, I had to go visit this one in Irving for lunch. What was extremely disappointing is the whole parking situation in this strip mall. RH & B is located on the far north end of the shopping plaza. There were zero... More

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Address: 5910 N Macarthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75039-3806
Phone Number: 972-402-0225
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Irving
Cuisine: Barbecue, Bar, Chicken Wings, Sandwiches

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