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Central BBQ

2249 Central Ave, Memphis, TN, Memphis, TN (Cooper Young Community Association)
(901)272-9377
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Ranked #18 of 1,265 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $20
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Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Cooper Young Community Association
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Largo, Florida
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145 reviews 145 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We joined some friend at Central Bar-B-Q and all was really good. We were mixed on the BBQ nachos. BBQ on chips with cheese just doesn’t appeal. The main course was very good. We had a slab of ribs, half dry and half wet. I really liked the dry better. The sides were good. We especially liked the greens and... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

You will notice when you arrive at the restaurant, there is a huge sign in front high above saying "centrals " B B Que I must say this is delicious food and tastes fresh! I was here back in 2009 For your information ( couldn't type it in above ) I am barley writing my reviews finally

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Ponchatoula, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I searched for Memphis style, slow smoked BBQ and hit the jackpot. I sampled pulled pork and smoked turkey sandwiches and both were outstanding. The food was served quickly along with seasoned fries and great homemade chips. I couldn't help myself and ordered to full racks of ribs to take home. Highly recommend!!

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Philpot, Kentucky, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Had the small BBQ Nachos. wonderful! Lines out the door and I see why. Just good old style Memphis BBQ.

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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Best pulled pork sandwich I've had - topped with some cole slaw, some bbq sauce, on a soft white bun. Messy goodness! The beans were smoky with a hint of spiciness. Husband had a 1/2 rack of dry ribs and he said they were excellent. Order and pay at the front cash when you enter then find a table -... More

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Carrollton, Texas
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174 reviews 174 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

There was a guy helping people know where to park which was very helpful. We got there just in time with no line out the door! You go inside to place your order, get your drink and wait for your number to be called and someone brings your food. We sat under the covered patio with our small dog and... More

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Edison, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

After trying many of the chain BBQ restaurants, we finally came across a local place. The food was great, definitely better than the chains. This is NOT a sit down restaurant. You order then find a table, had some outdoor seating too.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

We got the recommendation to eat at Central BBQ from our hotel staff. It was a bit of the beaten path, but the food was good. Being a spicy food lover I opted for spicy BBQ on my pulled pork, but after tasting the original, I would say that was better. No true table service so you could go up... More

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Atlanta, GA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Started off my trip in memphis right with a trip to this bbq restuarant. It's a hole in the wall. I ordered the pork sandwich, which they ask if you want it with sauce and slaw. I said yes, I'm used to pickles, but I didn't ask. In addition, I had their hot wings "jerked". I inhaled both, the sandwich... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Having been told by our guide that Crazy Corner Restaurant was the place to experience Memphis BBQ we were disappointed to find it closed for the July 4th Holiday. Lucky us! We discovered Central BBQ and enjoyed lunch and comfortable outdoor dining. We enjoyed a 1/2 Rib Plate and a 1/2 Pork Plate with chips and two draft beers. After... More

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