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“service wonderful”
Review of Red Hot & Blue

Red Hot & Blue
Ranked #1,236 of 3,626 Restaurants in Dallas
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Barbecue, Bar
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Dining options: Delivery, Takeout
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!
Frisco, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“service wonderful”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

service was great a group of ladies and gentlemen we go there once a month and the service is and always has been great and the staff shows respect. great place go.

Visited November 2011
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Dallas, TX
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Little bit of Memphis”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

Love the ribs and pulled pork. The potato salad is the best ever. Favorite BBQ place in TX. The will send you deals for your birthday which we always take advantage of.

Visited August 2012
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Coppell, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Memphis BBQ”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Being a HUGE Texas BBQ fan....the BBQ at Red Hot & Blue is very good......love the "Idaho Pig" pulled BBQ pork stuffed smoked potato.....more than enough to share!

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Thank Traci E
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Arlington, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“yummm”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

The BBQ is great and the atmosphere is just what you would expect! The ribs are amazing and the brisket is great! And they have pork!!!!

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Thank Robin L
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Lancaster, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“One of my favorite hang outs.”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

Great food, great service, and now live music on Fridays. What's not to like? There's something for every barbeque taste. The staff is friendly and efficient, and the bartender makes a mean marguarita!

Visited May 2012
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