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Red Hot & Blue

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Bar, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Chicken Wings
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5910 N Macarthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75039-3806
972-402-0225
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout, Delivery
Description: Red Hot and Blue is a full-service, casual-themed restaurant chain and...
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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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Love at first bite

We ordered this for a business lunch. I had never eaten here and I was VERY impressed. The potato salad is the best I've ever had except my own homemade. It's amazing. Sauces were yummy! Great selection. Cannot wait to take my family in!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
TexasTransplant888
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Crowley, Texas
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  • Delivery
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Keller
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My family and I dined here for dinner last Saturday and we were more than impressed! Since we had moved from Memphis three years ago to DFW it has been hard to find a Memphis style BBQ that closely resembles home. So hard to find in Texas. Red, Hot and Blue is a surefire winner with us! We will return... More 

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Crowley, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We ordered this for a business lunch. I had never eaten here and I was VERY impressed. The potato salad is the best I've ever had except my own homemade. It's amazing. Sauces were yummy! Great selection. Cannot wait to take my family in!

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Excellent variety of meats and sauces. Beer served in half pitchers were a great unique touch. very good service as well.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It was my first visit a couple days ago and was extremely happy and impressed with the quality of the food and service. The pulled pork sandwich was very tasty and I certainly enjoyed the margherita. Would visit every chance I get

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Coppell, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The Idaho Pig. A big ole smoked potato with pulled pork, cheese, sour cream, butter, hot sauce & mild sauce with a biscuit and a giant mug of unsweetened ice tea. Perfect! We eat here at least twice a month.

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Irving, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Service is Generally very good beer very cold and BBQ done very well. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

As a frequent business traveler, I always look for the local flavors that are set apart from other parts of the country. Red Hot & Blue is a great restaurant serving quality BBQ and south flair. Definitely repeat worthy.

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Daytona Beach, FL
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286 reviews 286 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

She had the bbq chicken and enjoyed it. The greens are exceptional. I had the pulled pork and found it to be average. Our waitress, Alana D, was exceptional. She seated us promptly, explained the menu in detail, even knew how the dishes were prepared. The food arrived promptly, and Alana followed up with us several times. The entire restaurant... More 

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Genoa, Colorado
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The food was the basic BBQ fare. Our waitress was exceptionally nice and very attentive. The restaurant was very accommodating for substitutions and additions.

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Cedar Hill, Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

So, since being here in Dallas, I have been trying to find a good place for BBQ. I'd say this is the place. I had the pulled chicken sandwich and it was super excellent in taste and could have ate another one if I hadn't been so full from the one I ate. Our waiter was also very friendly and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5910 N Macarthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75039-3806
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Irving
  • Phone Number: 972-402-0225

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Chicken Wings

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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