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Central BBQ Summer


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Half Order 6.25
Full Order 10.99
Smoked Hot Wings
Our wings are marinated overnight, slow smoked, then finished in the deep fryer. They are served wet (with wing sauce), or dry (with our hot rub), jerk (with a dry caribbean jerk seasoning), sweet heat, and sometimes are ordered naked (with neither)
Half Order / Pork 6.25
Full Order / Pork 10.75
Half Order / Beef, Chicken or Turkey 6.5
Full Order / Beef, Chicken or Turkey 11.49
BBQ Nachos
Pulled Pork served atop a bed of tortilla chips, topped with BBQ sauce, cheese sauce, shredded cheese, and jalapenos. The nachos are finished off with a light dusting of BBQ Shake. Also available with chicken, beef or turkey
Chips and Bleu Cheese
A large plate of our home made potato chips made fresh daily and seasoned to perfection. Served with a generous portion of chunky bleu cheese dressing
Sausage and Cheese Plate
Smoked Sausage, cheddar, pepper-jack cheese, pickles, pepperoncini peppers, and honey mustard sauce. Served with crackers
Half-Slab 15.99
Slab 23.99
Slab for Two + Four Sides 25.99
Our Memphis Style ribs are rubbed with our special "rib rub", marinated overnight and slow smoked to perfection. They can be served wet or dry, or ½ and ½
Pork Plate
7 oz. of pork. Our pork shoulders are dry rubbed with Central BBQ's own Hot Rub, marinated, and slow smoked for over 14 hours. Our pulled pork is served pulled but may also be served chopped, as all white meat, or with extra bark (the outside, heavily smoked meat) upon request
Beef Brisket Plate
7 oz. of beef brisket. The brisket is rubbed with hot rub, marinated, and smoked for over three hours
Chicken Plate
Our chicken plates come pulled or as half chickens, both styles are marinated for 10 hours, and slow smoked for over two hours
Turkey Plate
7 oz. of turkey rubbed with hot rub, marinated, and smoked
Combo Plate
4 ounces each of any three meats (ribs extra)
Onion Rings / Large
Regular 2.49
Large 3.75
Regular 2.49
Large 3.75
Homecooked Pork Rinds
Regular 2.49
Large 3.75
Homecooked Potato Chips
Regular 2.49
Large 3.75
Regular 2.49
Large 3.75
Regular 2.49
Large 3.75
Mac N' Cheese
Regular 2.49
Large 3.75
Potato Salad
Regular 2.49
Large 3.75
Green Beans
Regular 2.49
Large 3.75
BBQ Beans
Includes one side and a small drink
Grilled Cheese
Hot Dog
Mac N' Cheese
Half 14.99
Slab of Ribs
Beef or Turkey
Pulled Chicken
6-Pack 24.99
12-Pack 41.99
Slaw, Buns & Sauce
Half 69.99
Meat Tray
Lunch, Dinner
American, Barbecue
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The service here is great. The people are super friendly and helpful. The ribs were really good... we liked the dry ribs best, but the wet ribs were good, too. We didn't care too Mich fir any of the sauces, but we're not sauce people...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank MCGeoNinja
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the pork platter.. delicious and a good portion. Very reasonable. Yummy sauce! Would visit again for sure!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank noelleo642
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best ribs I’ve eaten. Liked the potato salad and baked beans. Variety of sauces. Nice areas for seating. Wasn’t as fond of the platter.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank g00seg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the nachos and ribs with 4 sides. All were great except we didn’t care for the coleslaw. My kids liked the Mac and cheese however I thought it was lacking flavor. Sauces are self serve and were all empty except the mustard one...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank mrsbankroll
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently completed my 3rd visit to Central BBQ and the ribs are as good as always! This is my favorite BBQ restaurant in TN, as I think they have the best ribs to be found anywhere much better than I can find in NC. Family...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Gary M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pork and chicken pulled barbecue excellent and not salty Coleslaw did not have too much mayo Ordered a salad and it came in a large Mexican type tostado shell and minimal stuff in salad and this only complaint Do not feel this restaurant stacks up...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank brendarZ3769OP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food. Great service. Atmosphere was very laid back. Would recommend. I ate the brisket sandwich with potato salad and was very pleased. If eating appetizer I would recommend the pork nachos. Very tasty. Perfect starter. Husband got brisket platter and was satisfied. Portions was...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank CaitlinRS89
Reviewed May 9, 2019

Simple go order, on site, 1/2 chicken, no preparation as said they had it, just put it in a go box, there was no crowd, waited with the only other couple there, finally left after a very difficult time getting correct credit.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Dale T
Reviewed May 4, 2019

Came all the way from Australia to eat real American BBQ and this place did not disappoint at all. We had spent the day on the road driving from New Orleans so we were looking forward to a good meal to enjoy. The food was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank travelwithlisa
Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic service! Super sweet girl at the counter. I would recommend the honey gold sauce on the wings! So delicious! The ribs were a little dry but had good flavor. Great ranch. Pepsi products. Older inside, could use some updates. Quick service!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Peggy C
May 22, 2018|
Response from Schultz79 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Most BBQ restaurants don't get into discounting.
Cindy R
September 26, 2016|
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Response from nailladyej | Reviewed this property |
Sorry didn't visit that location, shouldn't need one the atmosphere is pretty casual....its BBQ girl ; )
June 14, 2016|
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Response from RalphCIII | Reviewed this property |
It has been my experience that the heat builds with each bite you take. I like the mild a lot. The hot is going to have more intense heat. Just don't put the mild rub on too thick. That is the only way I can think of that... More
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