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Central BBQ Summer

4375 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122
(901) 767-4672
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Ranked #124 of 1,262 restaurants in Memphis
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Seafood
Most recent review
- Jun 2, 2014
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English first
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Awesome. Get the BBQ Nachos, their homemade chips, or the mac-n-cheese. The service is very quick. Will likely get phone between 10-15 from when you order. You order when you walk in. Big screen tvs to watch sports and separate rooms for parties.

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Lillington, NC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Visiting family in a nearby city they insisted we try this "Best of Memphis" BBQ location, of which there are three. The restaurant was rather unique to us, as they have a call ahead/take out area as you enter with large areas where you can sit and enjoy your take out meal on-site rather than take it elsewhere. Continuing on... More

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We tried the pork ribs "wet" and "dry" and fried chicken. Dry, the ribs let you appreciate the slow smoking; most people need some sweet barbecue sauce to moisten the ribs, so tourists should research the various BBQ sauces beforehand as I found no instruction in the restaurant. Wet, the smoked quality was camouflaged. I eyed the Crystal hot sauce... More

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Abingdon, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Great food, excellent service and reasonably priced. When looking for the best Pork BBQ in Memphis, Central just can't be missed. All of the staff was friendly and helpful, food was served timely and hot. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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Fort Knox, Ky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We rented the party room for approx. 50 people. The service as great as well as the food. No complaints here!

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Plainfield, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We really enjoyed the selection of food and the atmosphere. We had a wonderful visit with the staff. This is a good family situation. It also has a bar separate from the family section which I liked very much.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

This place has good ribs but I especially love their pulled pork sandwich. I am not a huge fan of pulled pork but Central BBQ does not disappoint.

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Angleton, Texas, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

If you want REAL Memphis BBQ, look no further. We are from Texas and really know our BBQ but wow this place is just rocking it. We got a variety plate both wet and dry! Totally awesome. The best for this type pf BBQ! We even bought a bottle of their sauce to take back with us! Yum!

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Norris City
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Let me start off by saying the food was great. I wasn't for sure where to go when you first walk in. You order and pay before seating yourself.

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Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

I arrived at this location at 830 on a Sunday and the door was locked. The person answering the phone argued with me that the door wasn't locked so she came to it and said I'm sorry my manager said we closed early because it was slow. There were about 12 cars on the lot and people still eating inside.... More

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