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Red Hot & Blue

) #1,176 of 3,048 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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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“potato salad” (19 reviews)
“pulled pork” (9 reviews)
“ribs” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Bar
$$ - $$$
9810 N. Central Expwy. @ Walnut Hill Ln, Suite #600, Dallas, TX 75231
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 20 December 2016

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

Reviewed 1 June 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...More

Thank Texas_Travel_1
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank Randy S
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2016

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...More

Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Barry W
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2016

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

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...More

Thank joselito1959
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2016

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

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...More

Thank garrwick66
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2016

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...More

Reviewed 4 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....More

Thank Robert D
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2015

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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
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
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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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