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Tallahassee, FL
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

Fabulous barbeque. This time I got their barbeque salad. Comes with pulled pork on top. It was excellent! Before I ordered wasn't sure how the combination of barbeque and salad would be but it was very good. I was trying to eat healthy and this was a great compromise.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I have been here many times for lunch, dinner and group meetings. The service, BBQ meal and value are always consistently great.

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Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Pulled pork sandwich and beans - some of the best BBQ around. I always stop at Central BBQ when visiting Memphis. Some trips it has been the first stop after leaving the airport. You absolutely cannot go wrong with Central BBQ.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Best BBQ in Memphis! We most recently were at Central BBQ over the Thanksgiving holiday and it was excellent once again. We have also eaten at the original place on Central. Dry rub wings are larger than most other wings. They make other restaurants' wings minuscule by comparison. Pulled pork is delicious either as a sandwich or just the pork.... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We got a huge rack of ribs, very tender, half wet, half dry. There was a lot of meat on it, had 4 sides with it, loved the cracklings, potato salad wasn't bad, the other two weren't memorable. But definitely worth a visit and reasonably priced. We had BBQ at another more famous place but this one was better and... More 

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Visited on a Sunday lunchtime in November, a line out of the door suggested it was worth queueing for and that was correct. Great food, good prices. Pulled pork deserved its reputation, which we had read about. It was excellent.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Took family and friends to dinner last night and they all want to eat BBQ and ribs. Central has it all and most of the time it's very good and this was certainly one if them. Always start with the sausage cheese plate which was good. Along with that we ordered a basket of homemade chips which was good as... More 

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Trappe, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Central BBQ has a nice set-up with picnic tables outside under a tent. Service was fast (about 10 mins) and the food was hot. The food was not great...just ok. I think the BBQ sauce was one factor (very tangy...I prefer sweeter sauce). Also, I wasn't a big fan of the way the food was seasoned. It seemed to need... More 

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austin, texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Planned in advance to visit this place, and it lived up to expectations. I would visit it again, and recommend it to anyone looking for good Memphis BBQ. Slab of ribs was all I could handle.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

If you are ever in Memphis give Central BBQ a try. We almost missed the place, it was after dark and their sign and outside lights were off. I had the BBQ pork my wife had BBQ chicken. Both with slaw and fries. The BBQ is great but it's kind of a self serve place. This is not a place... More 

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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, Barbecue, Seafood

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