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Red Hot & Blue

#810 of 3,062 Restaurants in Dallas
₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Barbecue,
9810 N. Central Expwy. @ Walnut Hill Ln, Suite #600, Dallas, TX 75231
+1 214-368-7427
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible2%
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“potato salad” (20 reviews)
“pulled pork” (11 reviews)
“ribs” (19 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Bar
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9810 N. Central Expwy. @ Walnut Hill Ln, Suite #600, Dallas, TX 75231
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 October 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 26 September 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 7 September 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 27 August 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
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

This was our first time getting food here since the temporary closure for remodeling. We were totally satisfied by our pickup order for five adults and one child. We had pulled pork and chopped brisket, along with potato salad, coleslaw and beans and their great...More

Thank jc0nley1
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I sometimes stay at a hotel just across Central Expressway from Red Hot & Blue. Several years ago I dined here a couple of times. It was OK but I come from the BBQ capital of east Texas and it didn't quite give me what...More

Thank tomthbomb
Reviewed 28 May 2017

They completely redid the inside of Red, Hot and Blue and the should have left it alone. The do have a bar menu - order a Chardonnary or Pinot Grigio and no telling what you might get. The don't car Heinenken, Grolsch, Amstel, Dos XX's,...More

Thank Glenn K
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after our business meetings. I had the turkey platter and it was great. The turkey was accompanied by beans, cole slaw, and a honey topped biscuit. The beans and biscuit were exceptional. I had iced tea and it came in...More

Thank DDay1959
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

So glad you enjoyed your lunch with us! We hope to see you back soon. Sincerely, Craig Collins, Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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: 9810 N. Central Expwy. @ Walnut Hill Ln, Suite #600, Dallas, TX 75231
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: +1 214-368-7427
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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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