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Red Hot & Blue

9810 N. Central Expwy. @ Walnut Hill Ln, Suite #600, Dallas, TX 75231
+1 214-368-7427
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“potato salad” (19 reviews)
“pulled pork” (12 reviews)
“smoked turkey” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Barbecue, Bar
$$ - $$$
9810 N. Central Expwy. @ Walnut Hill Ln, Suite #600, Dallas, TX 75231
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First impression, a clean place, family place, large spaces and good tables. The problem is to arrive at the restaurant and be informed that they do not have some type of dishes, only the ribs, saldo ties and burgers.

Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Both of us enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was delicious and plentiful. Sweet potato was exceptionally good. Love the cinnamon butter! Smoked pork was tender too. Love the corn bread muffin. Ok I loved it all. 😉

Thank mkwillick
Reviewed February 11, 2018

Red Hot and Blue hosted a "gathering" to honor the life of my step-son, who had died. We took up about a quarter of the restaurant. They allowed my family to use their TV to post pictures of his life and played his favorite music...More

Thank Agabel
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

The place has been remodeled, it looks great! More room for group seating. Now to pay for the remodel they raised the prices. $5 for a SMALL side...really??? The menu contains a lot less selections. They have live music on Saturdays in their new outdoor...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed January 12, 2018

Have eaten at this restaurant several times over the last 6 months. It has ranged from good to meh to inedible! For the price, it should be more consistent. On the last visit, we finally threw in the towel-even after having to send back an...More

Thank eeplebneesta
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Last Saturday (between Christmas and New Years) my parents, niece, wife, daughter and in-laws all met at the Dallas location and it was not just a memorable experience but probably the best Customer Service experience of 2017! Pedro was our server and boy was this...More

Thank Pkamike
Reviewed October 2, 2017

They have a new menu which is great along with their renovations of the restaurant. I really like their baked sweet potato stuff with brisket. Stop in and check it out!

Thank LonghornMikeDallas
Reviewed September 26, 2017

Hadn't been for years and decided to get take out after we read about the re-launch of RHBQ. The two people at the take out counter were super friendly but there were dead (looked like small roaches) on the floor in the waiting area. Had...More

Thank twodogscritic
Reviewed September 7, 2017

I've lived just 1/2 mile from Red Hot & Blue for years and never tried it. What a surprise. We ordered ribs and brisket for a small impromptu party, so our visit was spur-of-the-moment. We called in the order for pick-up. Service was fast and...More

Thank ellenzelwell
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Went here after a family members wedding yesterday. It was soooooo good! The baked potato is huge and has a smoked flavor to it, the brisket was fork tender and a wonderful flavor (a little fatty on some pieces), coleslaw was ok ( I am...More

Thank elisaz950
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9810 N. Central Expwy. @ Walnut Hill Ln, Suite #600, Dallas, TX 75231
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: +1 214-368-7427
  • E-mail
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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