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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: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout
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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  • 37
    Very good
  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Grand Memphis style BBQ!

This is one of our go-to favorites in Las Colinas. The fare is always savory, the service prompt and Texas friendly, rarely a wait, and the prices quite reasonable. Better yet, if you are ever standing in line in the freezing sleet waiting on a Honey Baked Ham as I was once in Plano, get out of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
TexasVoyager_BW
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McKinney, Texas
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Went and ordered fried pickles and they were so bad, cancelled and left. The bar had a limited national selection. I went to another place 5 min away which was the real deal.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

What a nice surprise to find Memphis style ribs in TX cooked to perfection! The service was also top notch and should be commended. The server even brought out a sample of the cole slaw to taste before ordering and explained their three different sauces. I would definitely go back next time I'm in the area.

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McKinney, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is one of our go-to favorites in Las Colinas. The fare is always savory, the service prompt and Texas friendly, rarely a wait, and the prices quite reasonable. Better yet, if you are ever standing in line in the freezing sleet waiting on a Honey Baked Ham as I was once in Plano, get out of the line immediately... More 

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madison, wi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Our nearby hotel recommended this place which was within walking distance. I wanted a good bbq place. The place is spacious and inviting. The water came in a small pitcher which was nice. The drinks were reasonable and tasty. We got fried pickles for an appetizer and it was a huge order. The waiter was so kind, polite and accommodating.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This was my first time to this Red Hot & Blue. I did not hear any blues playing like I did when I was at the Plano location. I had 1/2 slab wet BBQ ribs. They were a little dry, not seasoned a lot like I like my ribs, but they were big and meaty. My collard greens and fried... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Great Memphis BBQ, fun setting, friendly staff. I always enjoy my experience at RH&B! I usually have the sliced brisket sandwich but get my coleslaw on the side because I'm in Texas not Memphis and that part is strange to me. lol But it's always been excellent food and I wish there was one closer to where I live!

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The food is great....the service is friendly...and the drinks are awesome. Also...you can ask them to purchase their giant tea glasses....I have a set of them myself! Try the cheese fries....so yummy.

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Boise, ID
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Visiting family in town so I had to drop by the local barbecue joint for dinner. I always order the pulled pork dinner and am never disappointed. Service was a little slow on this visit.

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minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great BBQ place. Very good service. Great selection. Tasty. Cold beer. We would definitely come back again. Try the fried pickles - best I've ever had.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Food was great and service was amazing. Live far from Irving, definitely go again if in the Irving area. Dry ribs are my favorite and it's actually REAL BBQ.

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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: Bar, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Chicken Wings

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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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