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Red Hot & Blue

5910 N Macarthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75039-3806
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Ranked #19 of 484 Restaurants in Irving
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Takeout
Description: Red Hot & Blue is celebrating 25 years of good food, southern hospitality, and blues! Spend the night out with a heapin' plate of our award-winnin' Memphis-style ribs -- cooked and smoked to perfection, with a helpin' of Grandma's Homemade Potato Salad while listening to the cool blues. Our signature ribs, pulled pork, and beef brisket are cooked low and slow - guaranteed to be fall-off-the-bone delicious. Busy days can be complemented with our Take-Out, served with our signature Southern hospitality and a smile. Call it in, pick it up, and enjoy, all in the comfort of your own home. Planning a big event? From a fancy wedding to a backyard barbeque, parties of 200 to 2, Red Hot & Blue can offer the best. We provide full service and deluxe catering options; let us do all the cookin' for you, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy some ol' southern barbeque. Our heapin' portions will have your party stuffed full of delicious slow-smoked meats of your choosing. If you're hungry for barbeque, you're hungry for Red Hot & Blue.
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English first
Tallahassee, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We had a blast here, partly due to Pedro (aka Pancho Villa) our attentive and fun waiter. Service was spectacular. Food was good to very good, except the slaw which was dry. The bbq is memphis style. We liked that our drinks came in individual miniature pitchers. We'll be back!

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349 reviews 349 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We had a very good lunch at the Red Hot & Blue. I had the meat sampler which was a little of each meat including the ribs. It was real good. My wife had the Brunswick stew which she enjoyed. The service was great. Instead of glasses they served their water and drinks in a pitcher which we enjoyed. I... More

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Arlington, Texas, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My husband and I dined here during an overnight stay in Irving. We first noticed the friendliness of our waiter who was a delight. The food was amazing. We had a combination rib/chicken plate and it was delicious and a huge serving. Several staff members stopped by our table to ask how everything was , which was very unusual in... More

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This place smells amazing! The food, however did not live up to the imagery and experience that the smell had created in my mind. I ordered a basic pulled pork sandwich--the bun was huge and the portion of meat dwarfed the bun. The coleslaw that accompanied it was 2 tablespoons at best. The sauces (on the table) were just ok.... More

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Austin, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

I didn't think I would find a rival to The County Line, but oh my! That rack of ribs was the best I ever had! The side dishes were very good too. The only fault I could find is that had only one trumpet hanging on the wall, amongst a whole gang of git-tars. I hope we get one of... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It is hard to ruin the taste of sweet potato french fry, but they managed too with over seasoning the fries. They we so dark brown you couldn't tell they started as orange. Our party of 5 all agreed that all the meals were over seasoned, so much it masked the potential of the great tasting meat.

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St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I wasn't sure I would like this restaurant after reading some of the reviews, but I have to say that I enjoyed my meal very much and the service was excellent. Pedro was our waiter and he was very friendly and helpful. We got the "Wet ribs" and I would highly recommend them. Wish I'd had room for dessert because... More

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Top Contributor
349 reviews 349 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

And for a Canajun who's never really tried BBQ, Texas style. Casual fast food is how I'd class it. Clean, appropriate décor, smokey smell as soon as you open the door. Not noisy at all on a Tuesday night at 7ish pm. Really good service! Great recommendations from the server. And very quick! Reasonable prices. Menu (remember I'm a Canuck)... More

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The atmosphere says pizza and burgers but the smell is definitely hickory. I ordered the sampler hoping to pick a meat for my next visit. The sausage was by far the winner on my plate. The others, including the ribs, were dry and and lacked good flavor intensity. Where did the smoke go? Not in the meat. Fortunately the selection... More

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Killen, Alabama
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The BBQ was awesome and the server we had was fantastic. I personally love the décor as it is blues based with emphasis on New Orleans. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit.

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