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“Mmmm pork!”
Review of Central BBQ

Central BBQ
Ranked #12 of 1,446 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Carbondale, Illinois
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Mmmm pork!”
Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Had the pulled pork which was tender & delicious. Meat was trimmed well & tasty. Loved the variety of sauces. Nice staff, reasonable prices & portions, and great patio seating.

  • Visited September 2013
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Hamilton, Canada
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“Great BBQ Ribs”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

We stopped in for lunch and have to admit it doesn't look like much from the outside but all good inside. From the super friendly fellow taking the orders to the well organized way of getting your food and drinks. Now the food, talk about fall off the bone ribs. mmmmmm can't find any better. Nice rub, smoke all great and if you want to sauce them up you can do that as well. Definetly would go back!

  • Visited September 2013
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Morrisville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good BBQ, not outstanding”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

I was really excited to go here after the disappointment of Rendezvous. I found that this was just a regular old BBQ joint. Not crowded. Got ribs, pulled pork, and brisket combo. The food was good, but not any better than something in North Carolina. The hot sauce was awesome, the service and atmosphere were good. This is a high quality place, but I guess I thought Memphis BBQ was going to be special and it was no better than what I have had all over the South.

  • Visited September 2013
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Columbia, Missouri
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“Great pork! Mediocre sides.”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

We made a special trip here, eschewing downtown bbq joints -- I had the pulled pork sandwich - delicious. The sides we had, slaw and beans, not so good. The slaw was just slabs of marinated cabbage, the beans seemed out of a can then spiced up. My son said his ribs were just so-so.

Worth a special trip? Maybe not. A good location for a bbq joint though, right by the Civil Rights Museum -- also offers covered patio seating, a good idea on a drizzly Memphis afternoon. Also very family friendly; there were 2-3 families with very young kids running amok, a nuisance indoors but rather entertaining on a large patio. Also saw couples on dates, fellow tourists -- it gets all types. Prices were good, too.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Would try again”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

I had the nachos ... The pork was great but otherwise the nachos were plain. My husband had the brisket... he said it was good but I could tell he wished he ordered something else. I wasn't crazy about the BBQ sauces... but that was just me. I would go back again but try something else like the ribs.....

Visited August 2013
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