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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 #19 of 1,262 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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Cologne, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A few weeks more in Memphis and i will grow fat. Excellent brisket sandwich and turkey plate, the hot wings dry spiced or jerked spiced have a bit too much dry spice on it...less would be more. The sides were ok. A Gonerfest must go!

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My wife and I regularly go to this restaurant with our friends. We especially like the downtown location, because it has more seating. The quailty is always the same and always good. Central BBQ provides for maximum applying of how you like your sauces, wet/dry, hot/mild, etc. Cental BBQ can't be beat for real Memphis Barbecue!!!!!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I know BBQ. There is one place in this town I like better. Cbq is prob the 2nd best BBQ place in the world. Just saying.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local and I'm so glad we went there. Ate outside on a beautiful sunny day, with Blues music playing, so the atmosphere was really good. We tried the pulled pork nachos and a beef brisket platter and both were excellent. We took our server's recommendation to get the brisket dry and try... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Pork nachos are magical. Central BBQ is what I miss most about Memphis. No frills just great BBQ. This is where the locals go to eat BBQ.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I work at establishment were I recommend people where to eat at, this place is definitely not on my list besides from the building smelling molded the food was so disappointing except the ribs were ok, the bbq sandwiches were thrown together when I want pulled white meat only pork, the beans old it made me feel us feel very... More

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austin texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

My husband and I loved the ribs and pulled pork sandwich. The potato salad,slaw and baked beans were great. Would define toy recommend it

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

My parents and I really enjoyed our lunch here. It is a good place to take your family. The service was excellent! It is highly Recommended to anyone visiting Memphis.

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Our first clue that this was a great place was the line out the door at 3pm. We were moved through quickly, though. There is a nice patio area and seating indoors. Good selection of beer. My sandwich was full of tender beef and I chose the hot sauce which was tangy and just right. My husband chose dry ribs... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Absolutely loved it. Some of the best bar-b-que I've ever had!! Great casual place to go. Very family friendly!

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