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Red Hot & Blue

5017 W Plano Pkwy Ste 100, Plano, TX 75093-4412
+1 972-248-3866
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good42%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“potato salad” (7 reviews)
“pulled pork” (7 reviews)
“dry rub ribs” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Bar
$$ - $$$
5017 W Plano Pkwy Ste 100, Plano, TX 75093-4412
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

We ate here while passing through Plano hoping to experience some Texas bbq. Not sure if this was typical Texas bbq or not, but I hope not. The sausage we got were small and a bit shriveled. The ribs were average at best. We tried...More

Thank Kramerica
Reviewed 29 November 2017

They have some of the best Ribs and Brisket I have eaten. The staff is so very friendly and the portions are large. If you like BBQ you cant go wrong eating here.

Thank donnyf351
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

There were 15 of us in town from CA for a conference. We were hungry after a long day of travel and meetings and wanted some good old TX bbq. This place was close and the hotel guy (first mistake) told us we should check...More

Thank HammertimeCA
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The food is fantastic and the servers are terrific. The brisket chili is so thick with pulled brisket, it doesn't look like a soup. It has a little kick, but it is super. The pulled pork platter was huge and filling. Brunswick Stew is also...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Had lunch with a friend earlier in the week, this was the first time I had eaten at this restaurant, was was highly impressed, so much so i told the wife that night and ate there again the next day. My wife is pretty particular...More

Thank Mlarsen880
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We had a nice lunch. Service was good as was the atmosphere. I had the ribs w greens and slaw. Greens were good, the slaw and ribs were bland. The ribs were tender. My wife had the veggie plate and enjoyed it

Thank Carl R
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Walked into the place and it smelled terrible. Food and used napkins on the floor. Got seated, ordered drinks and appetizers. Then told that they didn't have ribs. Credit it where it is due, the waitress did not charge for what we ordered......but no ribs????...More

Thank Bill_Texas931
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Had lunch with a couple of friends here last week, as always the food was very good, the BBQ is great and you have a variety to choose from. Parking is adequate, and easy to get to. Food is always good, as is the service....More

Thank Mlarsen880
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Definitely a chain feel, and the service was just ok. But the food was tasty - moist pork with several sauce choices. The baked beans were good and the fries taste just like Arby's fries!

1  Thank ScottOnRiver
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My wife and I love to grab lunch at any Red Hot & Blue we can find. Their hickory smoked pulled pork sandwich is a BBQ work of art. Though it's not on the menu, just ask for an appetizer of their splendid hush puppies....More

Thank TexasVoyager_BW
Customer S, Owner at Red Hot & Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Thank you for the wonderful compliment! We appreciate your loyalty over the years and look forward to having you and your wife back in 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, Television, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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: 5017 W Plano Pkwy Ste 100, Plano, TX 75093-4412
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Plano
  • Phone Number: +1 972-248-3866
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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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