We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 494 Irving Restaurants

Red Hot & Blue

5910 N Macarthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75039-3806
Improve this listing
Ranked #25 of 494 Restaurants in Irving
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue, Bar, Chicken Wings, Sandwiches
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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!
Write a Review

75 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Conroe, Texas
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Morgantown PA
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Berlin, texas
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auburn, Washington
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tyler, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Red Hot & Blue also viewed


Been to Red Hot & Blue? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Red Hot & Blue

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Red Hot & Blue staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?