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Red Hot & Blue

Certificate of Excellence
Barbecue, Bar, Chicken Wings, Sandwiches
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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
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 28
    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
Most recent review
Quick and great service

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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Genoa, Colorado
Good for:
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
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Genoa, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Clear Lake, TX
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great Memphis style BBQ in heart of Las Colinas. Good selection of beer on tap and bar area very clean. The BBQ smell is awesome and the chopped pork sandwich with cole slaw is fabulous. Try the Brunswick stew as an appetizer or get a bowl on a cold day, it will hit the spot. If you like ribs, try... More 

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Conroe, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The staff is very friendly at this location. They know their menu well and work good as a team. My glass was never empty or if it was it was soon filled. The menu choices have something for everyone. You gets plenty of sides. You will not go away hungry. I love their black berry cobbler.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is a great place for groups small and large to enjoy some tasty BBQ! Fall off the bone ribs and great smoked chicken. Good meal for a reasonable price! The manager was very attentive and the staff was helpful and timely. Definitely recommend.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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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131 reviews 131 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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

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11 reviews 11 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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: Barbecue, Bar, Chicken Wings, Sandwiches

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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