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9810 N. Central Expwy. @ Walnut Hill Ln, Suite #600, Dallas, TX 75231
+1 214-368-7427
11:00 - 21:00
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McKinney, Texas
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873 reviews
515 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
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 a small pitcher. Everyone enjoyed the lunch.

Thank DDay1959
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

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

Dallas, Texas
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

The BBQ here is the best meal served. I opted for chicken friend chicken, green beans, salad, and mashed potatoes. The green beans contained real bacon and salt which added to the flavor. The potatoes contained skin and were from real potatoes. Chicken fried chicken was crisp on outside and tender moist on the inside. Salad was fresh lettuce. Service... More 

Thank Texas_Travel_1
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

Texas_Travel_1, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave some feedback about your experience. While i'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your BBQ, i'm very sorry to hear about unattentive service on your most recent visit. Given the opportunity, i'd like to further this conversation with you, and get some more details about your experience. Please reach out... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I went in to get some take-out. There is a separate entrance near the back of the building to get take-out from. So I was directed to the take-out counter. The gals working the take-out counter were very friendly and helpful. I hadn't been to this place before so I asked what where the more popular meals. I went for... More 

Thank Randy S
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

Randy, Thanks so much for choosing to stop by on your recent trip to DFW. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the sausage, but disappointed that you were not impressed with the rest of the meal. If you'd be so kind as to message me via our website's contact page, I would like to hear a bit more about... More 

Italy, Texas
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179 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Red Hot and Blue is one of the best bbq places in Dallas. Ribs, bbq chicken, sliced beef, pulled pork, and sausage is the tastiest and most tender meat with juicy flavor. The okra was soft and the beans were too sweet, but the potato salad and corn on the cob was spot on along with large drink glasses.

Thank Barry W
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

Barry, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate your kind words and feedback. I'm glad to hear that you are a fan of our BBQ, and we hope to see you back in again very soon. Sincerely, Craig Collins, Owner More 

Coral Gables, Florida
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640 reviews
434 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Excellent hospitality. The menu is great with lots of BBQ items to choose from. The sliced brisket, pulled pork and sausage were very good. Love the baked beans and the potato salad . Great hush puppies and excellent. Kebbie, our server was very friendly and very professional. Love e decor of the restaurant.

Thank joselito1959
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

joselito1959, Thanks so much for the kind feedback! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed our BBQ, and felt well taken care of by our team. We hope to see you back in again soon! Sincerely, Craig Collins, Owner More 

Plano, Texas
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We had previously eaten at the Plano RH&B, but because we were in the area, I brought my wife here for an early Saturday dinner. Upon entering, we were greeted and seated immediately. We each ordered the Eastern Tennessee Triple ($16.99), where you can choose three of about seven different types of barbecued meat. My wife chose the St. Louis... More 

Thank garrwick66
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

Garrwick66, Thanks so much for your kind and thoughtful review! I'm glad to hear that you and your wife had a great experience at our Central Expy. location, and i'll be sure to pass along your comments to our team. We hope to see you both back in again soon! Sincerely, Craig Collins, Owner More 

Oakdale, California, United States
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407 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

The meat was good but cold. The sauces were fine but pretty much tasted the same to me. Our group of 8 were served quickly at lunch and we appreciated that. I liked the side dishes best. I ordered collard greens and beans. Both great. The corn bread was good too. The platters are not a bad value but I... More 

Thank Robert D
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

Robert, Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We have addressed this with out kitchen, and are doing our best to make sure that this does not happen again. I'd like to discuss this with you privately to get a bit more info about your experience. Please reach out to me at csc[at]rhnb.com at your earliest convenience. Sincerely, Craig Collins,... More 

Wichita, Kansas
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133 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015

We were in Dallas for a tour of the city, this restaurant was selected by the tour company. They served nice size portions. The wait staff was friendly. We had a sandwich, fries, and, slaw.. The dessert was very good cobbler with ice cream, the pecan cobbler was the best.

Thank brontz
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, and we hope to see you back in again next time you are in the area. Sincerely, Craig Collins, Owner More 

Level Contributor
39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

First we chose the catfish fingers with fries, we ate the whole plate. The friendly waiter advised the Tennessee Triple which was a very good idea. Again we ate everything. As European tourists we are not accustomed to the big sized plates so we very often took the remainings from other restaurants in a doggy bag. But when we get... More 

Thank uss_yorktown
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to dine with us on your visit to Dallas! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant, and hope to see you back in again next time you are in the states! Sincerely, Craig Collins, Owner More 

Clearwater, Florida
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739 reviews
479 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Ate dinner here with a large group. Great service. Restaurant was very clean. Had the ribs and they were delicious. Great hush puppies also. Enjoyed the meal and I would eat here again.

Thank Mark0076

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Barbecue, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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