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Central BBQ Summer

#89 of 1,226 Restaurants in Memphis
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4375 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122
(901) 767-4672
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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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  • 39
    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
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Tampa, Florida
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Memphis, Tennessee
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My husband and I love Central BBQ and visit here several times a month. We can't get enough! The pulled pork platter, the BBQ sauce that is served warm every time, the fact that they sell Diet Dr. Pepper (my favorite drink), cups that you can keep, excellent banana pudding and the atmosphere just appeals to us. I do want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We love barbeque. We recently visited Central BBQ on Summer and enjoyed it. We've also tried the Central BBQ on Central. We stood in a long line when we visited the location on Central. I was excited, because the long line indicated to me that the food would be amazing. The nachos and ribs (dry and wet) to be OK,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Amazing service and awesome food! Must have the ribs! Plenty of room to sit and not be crowded, also a big screen TV for sports. Kidos eat free Monday and Tuesday 5p-8p.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

It's a saving grace to parents to save a few bucks when taking the family out to eat. I'll be honest. We weren't impressed with our first experience with Central. But we like to give most restaurants second chances. Our 2nd time (and 3rd)......AWESOME! We thought we would lick our plates clean. For about $10 you can get a pulled... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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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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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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?