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Red Hot & Blue

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5910 N Macarthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75039-3806
972-402-0225
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Irving, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The barbeque sauce was awesome. The have 5 different flavors and they were all good. Try the hot, if you dare.

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Thank DanielHowell
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is perfect and easy to get to. The staff was very friendly and helpful in making choices and explaining things. We ordered an appetizer of fried pickles and they came hot and yummy as expected! I ordered ribs with a dry rub so that I could add the sauce I wanted. They came to the table a bit... More 

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Thank karingtx
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

karingtx, We appreciate you stopping by to give us a try. I will be sure to follow up with our kitchen team regarding your comments, and we truly do hope that you will stop by to give us another try! Sincerely, Craig Collins, Owner More 

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110 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is average, the entrance is average. That is where the average ends. The ribs portion is huge, that does not impress me. But the quality, falling off the bone, the tenderness, the flavor. I added a little of their hot and sauce along with the sweet to add moisture. OMG. The potato salad was the best I ever... More 

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Thank chiontheroad
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

chiontheroad, I'm thrilled to hear that you loved the ribs and potato salad! We hope to see you back in again soon next time the craving strikes ;) Sincerely​, Craig Collins, Owner More 

Dallas, Texas
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Met here to have some ribs... I am always a sucker for their dry rub bbq. Always get the sweet tea... Plenty of sauces... Like the location...

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Thank MJM676
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

We appreciate the kind words and feedback! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the dry rub ribs and our sweet tea! We hope to see you back in again very soon. Sincerely, Craig Collins, Owner More 

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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Enjoyed RHB BBQ. It's been a while since we went to RHB because they are so far away. We need one closer to S Grand Prairie

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Thank Melanie R
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

Melanie, We appreciate you making the drive to stop in! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal, and we look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Craig Collins, Owner More 

Oviedo, FL
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

This is going to be a big ouch for a review because I am a Texan that appreciates all kinds of BBQ; both domestic and foreign. Having spent many a day eating BBQ in Memphis and Eastern Tennessee, I was unable to taste any similarities with this restaurant and the great BBQ in that state. I think I knew trouble... More 

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Thank Rattler93a
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

I'm very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the food and service on your visit. We take feedback like yours extremely seriously, and I would like to speak with you privately about arranging a time for you to stop by for a meal on us, and also meet in person to discuss areas for improvement. Please reach out... More 

Oakdale, California, United States
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298 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

I had heard rave reviews on this place. The service was slow and a couple of our party did not get their orders to their specifications. My beef brisket was good but my wife makes a better one. I may try it one more time when it is not as busy. We were there for the lunch rush.

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Thank Robert D
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

Robert, Thanks for stopping by to give us a try. I'm sorry to hear that you had a less than stellar experience, and I will be passing along your comments to our team, as we strive to continue to improve. We hope that you'll decide to stop by again to give us another chance. Sincerely, Craig Collins, Owner More 

Graham, Texas
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246 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

I had the baked potato stuffed with pulled pork. It was so very yummy! I want to go back to try other menu items. The service was terrific. Definitely recommend.

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Thank sonyaj68
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

sonyaj68, Thanks for the kind words! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the Idaho Pig, and also that our team took such great care of you. We hope to see you back in again soon! Sincerely, Craig Collins, Owner More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

First off, the fried pickles are amazing. They come with BBQ ranch dipping sauce that will knock your socks off! They team their is genuinely happy and seem like they love working there, which shows in the quality of service as well as the food itself. Do yourself a favor and stop in for lunch or dinner. You will not... More 

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Thank Jack R
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

Jack, Thanks so much for the kind words! I'm glad to hear that you loved the fried pickles, and also that our team took great care of you and made you feel welcomed. We hope to see you back in again soon! Sincerely, Craig Collins, Owner More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I recently ate with a customer at Red Hot and Blue while visiting the Texas area. We both are huge barbecue fans so when we saw this restaurant we were very excited to try it out. The service was excellent if I must say. Very friendly and took time to explain her favorites and recommendations of popular items. The food... More 

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Thank DawsBoss
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

DawsBoss, Thanks for taking the time to give us a try, and for bringing in a customer of yours. While i'm glad to hear that our team took great care of you, i'm sorry that you were both left unimpressed by your entrees. Rest assured that we are addressing this with our team, and we will continue to work to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5910 N Macarthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75039-3806
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Irving
  • Phone Number: 972-402-0225
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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