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Red Hot & Blue

5910 N Macarthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75039-3806
+1 972-402-0225
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (19 reviews)
“potato salad” (26 reviews)
“ribs” (38 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue, Bar
$$ - $$$
5910 N Macarthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75039-3806
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here on a week night last week. Had the 3 meat plate. Sausage brisket and ribs. The sausage was excellent, mild not spicy. The brisket was a little tough and ribs excellent. The sides were standard fare for a chain. Service was attentive but...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Great barbecue, excellent service, and a fun relaxed atmosphere. Definitely recommend this place if you are in the mood for barbecue while in Irving!

Thank Brent N
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Came here just a random trip... Inwas not disappointed. I got the 5 meat combo.... I couldn’t decide which item I liked best. The ribs were seasoned JUST right, and fall off the bone good. I will be back here agin.

Thank Iowafive0
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick dinner on a business trip. Selected the pulled chicken sandwich. Very tender and soft roll. Fries were hot and cole slaw good - though a tiny little condiment dish full only of slaw. Seems pretty small for a side. I...More

Thank renarr
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

You will be pleased with any menu choice you make. catfish is excellent. Staff is very helpful and very knowledgeable about the menu. I prefer the dry rub ribs.

Thank Doug E
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We rated this place a year ago and were completely dis appointed at that time. We came back again and were amazed at the difference. After such a wonderful meal we asked to speak to the manager and we told Shawn what an improvement over...More

Thank GrandPenguins
Reviewed 27 September 2017

its good bar b que , service is decent , big buckets of ice tea , snadwiches are great , a little small on the portions

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Best potato salad I've ever had! YUM! Quick service for a business lunch. Nice atmosphere as well. I will return next time I'm in Irving.

Thank Leslee C
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Had the ribwich! Pulled pork sandwich, ribs, cole slaw and beans and it was soooo good. Would definitely try this place again. No wait, service was good and pricing was reasonable. Nice atmosphere and good drinks, too!

Thank BonnieOBrien11
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Ate here by myself during a business trip. Menu has plenty of choices...definitely something for everyone. I highly recommend the fried pickles, brisket, and pulled pork. Service was fast and friendly...Sheena in particular was phenomenal. Will definitely be going back!

Thank NY_Dog_Mama
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Carla P
2 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
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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • 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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