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Central BBQ Summer

#145 of 1,219 Restaurants in Memphis
#153 of 1,317 Places to Eat in Memphis
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4375 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122
(901) 767-4672
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 0
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
BBQ taste test

I figured I had to try this place, the BBQ ribs was tasty and had a kick in flavor. The beans were good but the potato salad was a little bland. The meat made up in flavor which had a good rub that seasoned it. All in all, a good taste test.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
simwbwlp2013
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Tampa, Florida
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Germantown, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We've lived in memphis for a year now and this is our go to BBQS at our go to location. We love the pulled work sandwiches and nachos. Hey the nachos on their homemade potatoes chips. Amazing. The BEST pork rinds I have ever eaten. We get a large order every time to share regardless of what we order. We... More 

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This review has a very limited view. My husband and I both got the pork sandwich. Mine came plain and I ate it without the bun. I added the regular sauce and enjoyed every bite. The meat was tender with no fat. My husband got his sandwich with coleslaw. The slaw tasted homemade. The beans were baked, medium hot. They... More 

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Memphis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We made our own sampler platter: sausage & cheese plate, naked wings with sauce on the side, BBQ nachos, and a bologna sandwich. Way too much food for 3 people! (later we saw a poster for a smaller version minus the bologna) Beers were cold and the food was delish!

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Bartlett, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Central BBQ is one of my favorite BBQ restaurants in Memphis. Their food is always great and reasonably priced. You won't be disappointed!

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Pulled pork plate was OK, but nothing great. Ribs were tender but nothing special. Mild sauce was a little hot, but not bad. Slaw was also OK. BBQ beans were good. Pulled pork nachos were OK, but not a lot of meat on them. Atmosphere was good. You order at the counter and someone brings it to your table. It... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I figured I had to try this place, the BBQ ribs was tasty and had a kick in flavor. The beans were good but the potato salad was a little bland. The meat made up in flavor which had a good rub that seasoned it. All in all, a good taste test.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

10 best had this rated the #1 bbq spot in Memphis, so while on vacation we decided it had to make our to - eat at list. They were a busy establishment & the way you order is nice, since you go straight to the counter and are given a number to wait for your order instead of having to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My ribs were a bit overcooked and consequently had a heavy smoke flavor. I should have followed other suggestions and had the ribs dry. My wife had the pulled pork nachos and they were very good. We also had the brisket it needed some smoke flavor but was still very good

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We were there early for dinner on a Tuesday evening so we did not encounter a crowd. The server was very attentive and helpful. She brought us little containers of 5 different kinds of barbie sauce. Spouse had the ribs - 1/2 dry rubbed and 1/2 sauced, a suggestion by the server. He chose green beans and greens as his... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great food and great experience...the appetizer sampler was awesome!! We will be back to this location soon!

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Additional Information about Central BBQ Summer

Address: 4375 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122
Phone Number: (901) 767-4672
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4375 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: (901) 767-4672

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?