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Red Hot & Blue

) #15 of 163 Restaurants in Joplin ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Bar, Barbecue
2601 S Range Line Rd, Joplin, MO 64804-3252
+1 417-782-7427
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (24 reviews)
“pulled pork” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
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2601 S Range Line Rd, Joplin, MO 64804-3252
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Reviews (127)
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Reviewed yesterday

We like Red, Hot & Blue and planned our trip around having dinner here. While the waitress was nice and suggested my wife and I sple a full rack of ribs, we were very disappointed wih the meal. The dry rub ribs were so dry...More

Thank GrandPenguins
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Traveling through MO on a girls trip Out West we had a hankering for BBQ. Trip advisor gave it a good rating so we stopped. It was a hoping after church Sunday crowd. The staff was friendly. The service quick and food was really good....More

Thank wvred859
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hoping for a scrumptious meal but severely let down. I thought I remembered it being a good meal but will not make that mistake again. Too many restaurants in Joplin that we would have preferred.

Thank travelusa75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mondays half price chicken wings, Tuesday half price Rib dinners, Incredible deals and food. Just plain good but those are the specials we all really love around here. Full rack bby back + two baked patatoes and rolls out the door or eat in $12.97...More

Thank terrykrug
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were visiting Joplin for a family wedding and felt like some BBQ so we chose Red Hot & Blue. Several years ago my hubby and I lived in Leesbutg, Va and there was a Red Hot & Blue there. The food was always good...More

Thank tamstrat
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Given the favorable reviews, we chose this place over rival Rib Crib. The wait staff were welcoming and quickly seated us. After wading through the menu, my wife chose the pulled pork sandwich and I chose the Delta Duo and picked pulled pork and brisket...More

Thank 136GeneK696
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to eat in Joplin. The last time we were here we had a large party of about 18. They do NOT take reservations so we had to sit at two different places. However the food and staff are...More

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 20 March 2017

If you like Memphis Blues & Memphis BBQ, with great waitstaff this is your place. Leave the chains behind when you're in Joplin, MO and give Red Hot & Blue a try. The smoked salmon club, & virginia ham cobb salad are really good, but...More

Thank Laurie H
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is one of my wife and I favorite places to eat in Joplin. The food is southern and really quality tasting.

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I had the 1/2 rack with Memphis Fries and fried corn on the cob. It was great. The fried corn on the cob was wonderful! This is a good alternative to the traditional chains.

Thank Mark T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2601 S Range Line Rd, Joplin, MO 64804-3252
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin
  • Phone Number: +1 417-782-7427
  • 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!