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Red Hot & Blue

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5910 N Macarthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75039-3806
+1 972-402-0225
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11:00 - 22:00
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Ingham County, Michigan
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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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 

Chippenham
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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.

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Knoxville, TN
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151 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

When we arrived the hostess took us to a booth opposite the bar that had only 1 customer. After asking if this was OK and my wife saying "no" she went on to say you can see it is quiet here today without even seating us at one of the dozen unoccupied tables. While we were about half done the... More 

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

Thank you for stopping by and for bringing this situation to our attention. We have addressed this with our team as we will continue to work to improve every day. If you would be so kind as to reach out to us privately via our website's 'Contact Us' page, we would like to hear more about your visit and further... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Had the 5 meat sampler, ribs was ok nothing special, sausage was not to bad, rest of the meat very dried out and chewy. Ate the ribs bit of the sausage and nothing else. Did not sent it back as I had no confidence that if it is allowed to leave the kitchen like that then no point getting anything... More 

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

Sharon, Thanks for stopping by to give us a try. I'm very sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with your meal. We have passed along your comments to our kitchen team as we continue to work to improve. If you would be so kind as to reach out via our website's 'Contact Us' page, we would like to... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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187 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

What to tell, you are in TX and want to eat local stuff and so it goes. Porc in any way you like it pulled, roasted, ribs. Do I need to say more? I loved the service l, friendly and authentic. If you are hungry. Dive in.

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

Monique, I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and were well taken care of by our team! We hope to see you back in again soon! Sincerely, Craig Collins, Owner More 

SAN ANTONIO
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I stopped here en route to a business meeting for a quick lunch. I sat at the bar - the restaurant was busy - and was treated well by the bartenders, even though I only wanted water that day. (They have a relatively small selection of beer on tap.) I told the bartender that I was in a hurry; she... More 

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Thank Focht3
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

Thanks so much for stopping by for a quick bite! I'm glad that you enjoyed the sausage sandwich. We will be sure to pass along your compliments to our bar team, and we look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Craig Collins, Owner More 

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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

It was a fun place to visit with friends! Food was good and atmosphere festive. We tried the combo platter so you can try a bit of this and that.n

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

Thanks so much for the feedback! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you back in again soon. Sincerely, Craig Collins, Owner More 

MidSouth
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Loved the nostalgic atmosphere! Brought back wonderful memories! Ordered to go. Waiter was very helpful. Knew the menu! Enjoy ribs and pulled pork. Sides were very good, too. Area was clean even though it was 9 pm. Will definitely be returning!

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

Thanks for the kind words! I'm so glad to hear that you loved the atmosphere of our restaurant, and also that our team took great care of you. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Craig Collins, Owner More 

Bedford, Texas
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

There was a total of 5 in our party. The server just could not get our order right. We met my family from out of town at the Irving location. The sweet tea tasted old. 1 of the burgers was over cooked, the other 2 burgers had to be sent back twice and they still never got the 1 right.... More 

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

Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention. I'm very sorry to hear that your experience was less than stellar. If you would be so kind as to contact us via our website's contact page, I would like to follow up with you privately to get some more information about your visit. Sincerely, Craig Collins, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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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