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“worth the wait”
Review of Central BBQ

Central BBQ
Ranked #8 of 1,510 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Neighborhood: Cooper Young Community Association
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We recently were forced to relocate to Memphis for my wife to concentrate on her educational goals. I looked forward to eating lots of barbeque. There are as everyone knows more places in town than you can shake a stick at. We have been to many of them some good a few not so good, but Central is the place. If you are seeking good food for a reasonable value look no further. Their ribs are beyond compare, the barbeque is heavenly, and their portions are, for lack of a better term, epic. If after finishing your entrée you can find room Central has the desserts that perfectly compliment the traditional southern meal. My recommendation is the banana pudding, but my wife prefers the coconut cake, both are off the hook. The only drawback they have is their food has so many admirers it isn't a secret and you may have to wait to enjoy it. They also cater groups both large and small.

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Thank dabigredbear
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

A quick trolley ride from our hotel. The pulled pork was good, not fabulous, but acceptable. The ribs were excellent. We enjoyed a good local brew. We enjoyed the atmosphere, and the service was speedy and good.

Thank annielou120
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

this place is great. I always visit when I'm in Memphis. The service is excellent the people are friendly.the ribs and pork sandwiches are phenomenal. And even better yet they welcome pets on the patio. Gromit loved the attention and pulled pork too.

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Thank Gromitspal
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Went there for dinner and was not impressed. Each of us had a sliced beef sandwich. The meat was fatty and hard to even cut and chew. I would not go back. There are too many other BBQ places in Memphis.

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1  Thank dmcHouston
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Be prepared to wait in line for these ribs, but they are worth the wait. Best BBQ pork ribs in Memphis. Dry rub is fantastic and thick juicy meat falls off the bones.

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Thank Karl A
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