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Red Hot & Blue

) #20 of 514 Restaurants in Irving $$ - $$$ American, Barbecue,
5910 N Macarthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75039-3806
+1 972-402-0225
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“potato salad” (24 reviews)
“pulled pork” (18 reviews)
“ribs” (35 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
5910 N Macarthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75039-3806
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1 - 10 of 168 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome BBQ with great service, blues music playing in the back ground is a plus also I think ! We had the 5 meat sampler , and the onion rings, both great.

Thank cheekyd0g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Red, Hot & Blue was once a great and reliable BBQ place...not sure what happened but it certainly has gone in the wrong direction. We walked in on a Thursday night and asked for a table for 20 and since there were no more...More

Thank Frank A
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We had a great lunch here. One had catfish, the other, turkey. Fabulous. Sweet potato fries were some of the best I've ever had. Service was the best. Thanks, Stacy. We will definitely go back when we are in the Irving area.

Thank cj505
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Good bar b que and good drinks. I am from Memphis and this is the closest thing to Memphis Bar b que that i have jad in dallas

Thank bcakes82
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Walking into this lively restaurant you are met with the great aroma of BBQ. The hostess seated our party of eight right away. Our server greeted us and took our drink and appetizer orders promptly. The onion rings and cheese fries came very quickly as...More

Thank VictorVDenver
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Great service and food is always consistently good. I have had waiters suggest different items with great success. I have eaten there multiple times.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Average at best. Server was friendly. The Brunswick Stew was not very good. I expected better with all the Texas BBQ hype.

Thank Matthew T
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Brisket and ribs are my favorites - the potato salad is unbeatable - the catfish appetizer is a grand slam - this has been a standard for years - only reason for 4 out of 5 is service - can be a bit unpredictable if...More

Thank paraffinscratcher
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is a reasonably decent version of bbq smothered in sauce. Yankees put sauce on barbecue to cover up their nasty meat selections. If you like fatty meat covered in sugar, this may be the place for you. If you prefer salt and pepper rub...More

Thank bithead2k
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Everything was great about this place. The food, service, atmosphere were all grade A. The server was helpful and attentive but not pushy. We went on a Saturday evening and it was not crowded and the food was perfect. The music is right on with...More

Thank KCBrock
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and look forward to seeing you back in the near future. Sincerely, Craig Collins, Owner

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Carla P
1 February 2017|
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Response from Michael J | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they do but they have a take-away option and you can sit at a bar area if you need to wait. I have seen a number of people come through an evening to pick up a meal. I did also take my 18 month and 3 and a... More
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CAGirl4
22 December 2015|
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Response from Eileen L | Reviewed this property |
This Red Hot and Blue restaurant does not have music. I believe they are a local chain so maybe another location may have music. Good luck with your move. My sister has lived in Irving for 30+years and I was visiting her... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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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