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Central BBQ Summer

#38 of 1,217 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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4375 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122-4038
+1 901-767-4672
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here for BBQ. My husband has been here before when he has travelled for work. We ordered the Combo platter. It was awesome. My kids lived their food as well. Great atmosphere and very kid friendly. The staff was friendly and food came out in a timely manner.

Thank Renee R
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had brisket sandwich with slaw on the sandwich and mac n cheese. Family had pulled pork sandwich with fries and mac n cheese also ribs. Had an appetizer of bbq nacho pulled pork. Everything was great. Would recommend everyone to have it. We went to the one on Central Ave and it was too busy and no where to park... More 

Thank Jesse R
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Central BBQ is another must visit in Memphis. The pulled pork sandwich is piled high and is like a meal in itself. The restaurant's environment is very "Memphis" from the university murals on the wall and old time local memorabilia.

Thank BlueBassBoat
Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Central BBQ has catered for us many times at FedEx and every time the food is great and more than enough. THANK YOU CENTRAL BBQ

Thank 824187
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

Central BQ is so good! They have the best BQ nachos I've ever had! The pulled pork sandwich and ribs are also very good!

Thank heathermarshall1227
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

The large brisket sandwich is really good. I ordered the French Fries. But they are thick which I do not like thick soggy fries. The sauces are good but I wish they were on the table. Not convenient at the sauce bar.

Thank Brent R
Dickson, Tennessee
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77 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Saw the reviews, decided to try for lunch. I had the 1/2 rack of ribs plate with Mac-n-cheese and green beans. The ribs were moist, deliciously seasoned and tender. The mac-n-cheese has a creamy cheese sauce that was excellent. Probably the best macaroni and cheese I have had at a restaurant in a long time. Hubby had the 1/2 chicken,... More 

Thank K P
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

I would like to think I know good BBQ... Central BBQ is good! I love the ribs! The pull pork was the best! The wings are actual wings! No sissy flats & drumlets... real wings! Great taste & super nice people! I sampled everything!

Thank RMO1214
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

I'm not from Memphis but do enjoy visiting. I usually go to Huey's, but I wanted to branch out and try another local flavor. My friend's dad suggested Central and it was definitely worth the visit! While it may appear unappealing or country at first, I suggest you order your southern sweet tea and have a people watch. This is... More 

Thank Lynn R
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Great food and atmosphere. Highly recommend! Great BBQ and really hot wings! Beer was really cold thank goodness! Fun Times!

Thank Robro64

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4375 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122-4038
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-767-4672

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?