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Red Hot & Blue

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5910 N Macarthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75039-3806
+1 972-402-0225
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Irving, Texas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great restaurant and they have a separate take out area as well. The ribs are so good that I have to order them every time, but the sausage, and pulled pork and chicken are delicious as well. It's on the expensive side so I it's a special treat place.

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

Glad to hear you love our ribs! We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to having you back in soon. Sincerely, Craig Collins, Owner More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I are BBQ lovers, and we decided, as we were in the area that we'd like to try it for our 2 year anniversary. The service was impeccable, unfortunately I don't remember our servers name but she was polite, friendly and couldn't do enough for us. The meat, however, want the best BBQ we had ever had... More 

Thank Emma A
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located nearby the Hyatt House, a convenient walk across the highway. Severs are prompt and the menu is full of option for barbeque with 4 flavor sauces at each table. Nothing fancy - just good barbeque.

Thank TwoSox
Springville, Utah
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163 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Our server and the host were the best. We felt so comfortable. The food was excellent. I wish I had gotten the bbq instead of the catfish. The catfish was very good, but the bbq was superior. Everything was A+ for the evening. The drawback? Try getting here and getting back. It's complicated. The slaw was pretty flavorless, though.

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

I'm happy to hear you were well taken care of! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you back in soon. Sincerely, Craig Collins, Owner More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

A solid southern experience including a friendly staff. They accommodated families with children along with business travellers. A good place to catch up on sport at the bar or recline in a booth for a relaxed authentic southern experience. The food is comforting and simple in the best possible way. Well worth a visit I'd you are look in for... More 

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

Thank you for the kind words! I'm happy to hear you had a great experience and we hope to see you back in the next time you're in town. Sincerely, Craig Collins, Owner More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

First time visitor recently and enjoyed the BBQ choices at reasonable prices. Good service and food.

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

I'm happy to hear your first experience with us went well! We hope to have you back in sometime soon. Sincerely, Craig Collins, Owner More 

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201 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I love this place. Texans love their beef brisket. I love southern style BBQ. We're talking pork. Pulled,baby back ribs. St. Louis style, Memphis dry rub. You cannot beat the flavour.

Thank scott v
Ingham County, Michigan
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

While typically I dont like to eat atchain restaurants, I hadnt been to a red hot and blue before. The prices were right, the food was great, and the server had a fun spunky attitude that made the evening more interesting. I would be eat here again

Thank 16kren2016
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

I'm so glad to hear you had a great experience! We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Craig Collins, Owner More 

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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

If your hungry and want some good solid food to get rid of that hunger - Red Hot & Blue will do that for you. It's not going to blow your mind with a culinary extravaganza, but it will get rid of your cravings.

Thank Chippenham1
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I was able to stay on track with my diet of low carb and calories by having salad with smoked turkey while my friends had pork sandwiches and fries. This made it a great option for all of us. The service was ok but could have been a little better. Overall, very good and well above average.

Thank Rita S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5910 N Macarthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75039-3806
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Irving
  • Phone Number: +1 972-402-0225
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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