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“good ribs” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red Hot & Blue

Red Hot & Blue
Ranked #15 of 223 Restaurants in Joplin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Bar
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Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
illinois
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94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“good ribs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

not the best but not bad either. loved the cinnamon sugar butter on my sweet potato fries.ribs were fall off the bone good

Visited November 2012
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Joplin, Missouri
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

my kind of place, very good food, good sevrice I go about one time a year could us a little more light at times

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Neosho, Missouri, United States
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good ribs”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

Ribs were outstanding. Dry rub is the way to go. Matt is the best so ask for his section. Good lunch menu at affordable pricing

Visited September 2012
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Pittsburg, Kansas
2 reviews
“not very good”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

pricey for what you get and youll leave hungry. I wasnt impressed at all and the staff seemed a might bit rude. Wont be back.

Visited August 2012
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Mulberry, Kansas, United States
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

We have ate at the Red, Hot & Blue several times. The food is always good, moderately priced, and plentiful. The waitresses are polite, and helpful. The one complaint I would have is in their charging an extra dollar to sub a different side order. Most other places do that for free. Overall, I will eat there again, and recommend to friends.

Visited October 2012
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