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“Excellent ribs!”
Review of Central BBQ Summer

Central BBQ Summer
Ranked #36 of 1,692 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Seafood
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Reviewed May 24, 2018

We came here based on the recommendation of a few friends, and shared a rib platter with 4 sides. The ribs were moist, tasty and fell off the bone. We had 1/2 with dry rub and 1/2 with sauce. We liked both.

The lady serving the meals was very friendly, the young woman taking orders at the counter wasn't interested in answering questions about the menu items. Too bad that she gives off an unfriendly first impression.

We really enjoyed our meal and the star of the show, the ribs, which were delicious.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Thank CWSJ
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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

We were advised by the locals to eat here instead of tourist recommendations. We chose not to stand in line at the downtown location and travel a few miles out to this location! Although they were busy, we were able to order our food, find seating and were served in an efficient time.
We sat in the bar area, which was decorated in their local sport teams/college. Nice atmosphere! They served beers from their local Memphis breweries, which I’m a huge fan of craft/local area beers!!
The food didn’t disappoint! We had a 3 meat platter with pulled pork, brisket and ribs. All of it was tender and full of flavor. The ribs fell off the bone. We didn’t even open the bbq sauce! The meat was too good to even bother! The greens and baked beans were both tasty as well. The locals raves about the pulled pork nachos! So those may be worth the try too!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank priddyone
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Wanted to try local bbq near our hotel and found Central on Summer. Shared a ribs for 2 plate with my husband. Plenty of food even after giving 1 of the 4 sides to our daughter (mac and cheese that we ended up ordering more of for her because she loved it so much.) Ribs were so tender and tasty. The caramel frosted cake we shared for dessert was also delicious.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Adrienne D
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

It is a very popular, destination location, and people stand in line to eat here. So perhaps it's just me.

Had the regular, pulled pork sandwich, and the meat was almost tasteless. Needed more sauce at the very least. But the slaw was good.

However, their potato salad is lacking in flavor too.

Date of visit: March 2018
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1  Thank Schultz79
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Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

This is now my favorite BBQ place. Best in Memphis, hands down. Had the half rack of ribs that were half wet and half dry. Fell off the bone and great service. Friendly people

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Cindyfrombatesville
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