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Central BBQ Summer

#41 of 1,224 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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fisk, mo.
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79 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First off, everyone I interacted with was sweet, personable and helpful. Every one. But during this visit, I had an epiphany of sorts. I'm gonna stop watching and believing everything on Food Network and Travel Channel. I've been so disappointed by so many places I've went to on the recommendation of Fieri or some of the other "stars". All these... More 

Thank mikekFisk_Mo_
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm sure that there is bad bbq in Memphis, but I've yet to find it. I had a half slab of ribs that were nicely smoked, moist,and appropriately sauced. My wife had the pulled pork. Her portion was so large I'm surprised she was able to finish it. She obviously thought quite highly of it. The fries were good but... More 

Thank _bookworm2000
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always get the dry rub baby back ribs and add sausage to taste and I'm never disappointed. Any central location is always good. There are many around Memphis.

Thank Mark V
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go there, eat the pulled pork sandwich, check one off the bucket list. This is one of the best "tourist" restaurants with great pulled pork I've ever found.

Thank David C
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks 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
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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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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

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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
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
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?