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Central BBQ

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Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
RATINGS
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Menu

STARTERS
$9.99
Sausage & Cheese
Half Order $5.75
Full Order $10.25
BBQ Nachos: Pork
Half Order $6.25
Full Order $10.99
BBQ Nachos: Chicken, Beef Or Turkey
$4.99
Chips & Blue Cheese
Half Order $5.99
Full Order $9.99
Hot Wings
Wet, Naked, Jerked, Dry Spice, Honey Gold
SALADS
$4.99
House
$9.5
BBQ Chef Smoked Pork
$9.5
BBQ Chef Smoked Chicken, Smoked Beef or Smoked Turkey
$6.99
Portabella Salad
SIDES
BBQ Beans
Slaw
Greens
Mac N’ Cheese
Reg $1.99
Lg $3.49
Green Beans
Reg $2.25
Lg $3.49
Potato Salad
Reg $1.99
Lg $2.99
Pork Rinds, Home Cooked Potato Chips, Fries
Lg $3.49
Onion Rings
SANDWICHES
with slaw & mild sauce unless otherwise specified
Reg $4.99
Lg $6.75
Pork (pulled)
Voted #1 in Memphis
Reg $5.25
Lg $6.99
Chicken (pulled)
Reg $5.99
Lg $6.99
Beef Brisket or Smoked Turkey Breast
$4.99
Portabella (smoked Gouda Cheese)
$3.99
Bologna
$3.99
Sausage
PLATES
Includes Roll or Bun and 2 small sides or 1 side salad
$9.99
Pork
$9.99
Chicken (1/2) or Pulled
$10.99
Beef Brisket or Turkey
1/2 Slab $15.99
Full Slab $22.99
Ribs
$24.99
Slab for Two
includes four side items
4oz of each $18.49
Combo Plate
any 3 meats except Ribs
4oz of each $24.99
Combo Rib Plate (plus any 2 other meats)
BULK PICK-UP CATERING
Add BBQ Chicken for an additional $2 per person. Ask about Full Service Catering and our Private Dining Rooms
per person5.25
Bulk PICK-UP Catering
Pork, Slaw, Sauce, Beans, Buns. (15 person minimum)
MEAT (NO SIDES)
1/2 Slab $13.99
Full Slab $20.99
Ribs
$10.99
Pork (per pound)
$12.99
Beef or Turkey (per pound)
$10.99
Chicken (per pound)
$6.5
1/2 Chicken
DESSERT
$4.0
Cheese Cake
$4.0
Brownie with Ice Cream
$4.0
Peanut Butter Pie
$3.5
5 Layer Cakes
Chocolate, Coconut, Caramel
$3.0
Banana Pudding
BEVERAGES
$1.99
Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Dr Pepper, Mtn Dew, Tea, Etc
$4.99
Gallon of Tea (Take-Out Only)
KIDS STUFF
12 & Under. Includes side & small drink
$4.5
Grilled Cheese
$4.5
Hot Dog
$4.5
Jr BBQ
$4.5
Chicken
$4.5
Mac N’ Cheese
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $20
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal very much. We had come to Memphis for a day trip and didn't have much planned, so when we made a last minute decision to stop in for a late lunch we were very satisfied with the outcome. Great food (pulled...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank anelissew
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had heard great thing about this restaurant, and had it recommended to us, but when we actually got there to eat we were disappointed. The building and decor were great, but the food was average at best. The pulled pork was bland and cold,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dvrite
Reviewed 4 days ago

In town for a business conference, we all had BBQ on our mind for lunch. Central BBQ was on the radar, and after a rambling Uber ride we were there. All was great! Ribs, pork, coke slaw, and these fried bologna sandwiches were the hidden...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sam280_
Reviewed 1 week ago

I smoke ribs on my home pit, quite frequently. I use both a traditional pit, and an electric smoker; it may sound snooty, but I like my own ribs over almost every available commercial option. In fact I have a few brother in laws who...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nick C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This wasn’t the first place I wanted to try. Based on reviews, it is a decent place to get some BBQ. The ribs were good. They had some good sauces and mustards. So why tree out of five? I don’t know, it lacked that wow...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank adamLR53
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best BBQ in Memphis. Reasonably priced. Good portions. Ribs amazing! Right near the Civil Rights Museum.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

fantastic suggestion we received feom locals. delectable ribs-must get the baked beans, greens, baked mac n cheese and banana pudding!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank grifdawg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the brisket and ribs! Amazing food, cool atmosphere, quick service. Can’t wait to go back again!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jessmtpat
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delicious and plentiful meal at Central BBQ. We had chicken, beef and pork and all were great. Fun atmosphere and friendly service. Looking forward to coming back again.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say? It's by far our favorite BBQ restaurant in Memphis....the secret is out! We have literally eaten everything on the menu and love it all. Want wings? They have the best in town....fried bologna sandwich -delicious...ribs or BBQ sandwich equally as good....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dreamer67808084552
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Rebecca M
October 18, 2017|
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Response from Ed R | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know, but I’d recommend a visit to the restaurant to experience the ambiance.
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Darren P
March 19, 2017|
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Response from Danny R | Reviewed this property |
Any location of central b b Que is fine. But to feel the real ambience of where the birth place of this bbque , I prefer to eat at Central branch .
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gail m
November 9, 2016|
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Response from Ladyjb3 | Reviewed this property |
Large area and also a patio area which should be able to accommodate 20 people.
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