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Red Hot & Blue

) #19 of 166 Restaurants in Joplin $$ - $$$ American, , Barbecue
2601 S Range Line Rd, Joplin, MO 64804-3252
+1 417-782-7427
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (25 reviews)
“pulled pork” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2601 S Range Line Rd, Joplin, MO 64804-3252
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I think this place has tons of potential that they don't capitalize on. When you sit down the vibe is good and you get a little jazzed for a Great Meal. The Menu has a selection that stokes that Jazz feeling. Then they deliver the...More

Thank Danny T
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The thing is this: The boneless wings and the smoked turkey are really good! Lots of folks like the brisket, pulled pork and ribs, but you need to try the boneless wings (on Mondays they are 1/2 price) and go for the excellent turkey! TRUST...More

Thank octoberhart
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate here for dinner. I have the special bar b que tacos. I had one with chicken one with turkey and one with pork. I thought they all were good but I liked the pork best. I got the beans as...More

Thank scottzoll
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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 22 May 2017 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 7 May 2017 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 3 May 2017

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 28 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
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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!
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