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Red Hot & Blue

5017 W Plano Pkwy Ste 100, Plano, TX 75093-4412
(972) 248-3866
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Ranked #129 of 729 Restaurants in Plano
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue, Bar, Chicken Wings, Sandwiches
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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!
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Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Avid rhb patron. However over this past year prices have continued to creep up and the portions are getting smaller. I have no problems paying more to get hat I expected however to get even less and pay more doesn't help keep patronage. I've been a loyal customer to rhb and still appreciate their lunch specials. The tx homestyle salad... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The food was good, but you don't get very much. Not a good value for the dollar. Staff was friendly and service was prompt.

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Georgetown, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Really close to our hotel. Our waitress was fabulous. The food was good. I'm a fried pickle snob and the ones here were really good!

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Handy to hotel but food was very average at best. Definitely not anything real barbeque fans would get excited about.

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Garland, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I have been here before and was never impressed, but this last visit will keep me from ever going back. Very slow service, took 20 mins. to get our drinks and longer for the appetizer. Order bacon, cheese fries for appetizer and they were very average at best. Ordered a full slab of ribs half and half dry/wet and the... More 

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Plano, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The bbq is amazing. The staff is super friendly and remembers their patrons. They also sometimes have really good deals if you join their rewards program! Hands down the best food I've ever eaten. The dry rub ribs are the best! The turkey is juicy and tender! The brisket falls apart when you pick it up with a fork. I... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We had not been to one of these before - my husband had the dry rubbed ribs, I had the pulled pork. Both of our meals were very good, the service was friendly, and we enjoyed our time there. Would definitely go there again.

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Georgetown, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We love the dry ribs, they are fantastic ! Anytime we are in Dallas this is one of our go to restaurants. The baked beans are good, sides include cole slaw and we had the mashed potatoes and gravy. The service was excellent and the food was great. Round Rock, TX used to have a Red Hot and Blue, but... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Service was terrific. Food was great. Wait staff made a couple of recommendations so I took her advice. Worked!

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Olathe, Kansas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Many times I review only when traveling. I should also look in my own area! Red Hot & Blue is always good Bar B Q. I have lived both in Kansas City and Memphis so for me to say it is good is a compliment. Eating there tonight made me realize it is only fair to review. The meats are... More 

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Additional Information about Red Hot & Blue

Address: 5017 W Plano Pkwy Ste 100, Plano, TX 75093-4412
Phone Number: (972) 248-3866
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Plano
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Barbecue, Bar, Chicken Wings, Sandwiches

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