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Central BBQ Summer

4375 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122-4038
+1 901-767-4672
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pulled pork” (29 reviews)
“ribs” (122 reviews)
“potato salad” (21 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
4375 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122-4038
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow. Can’t believe how good this food was. And the process is pretty good. An example of slow cooked food served up quickly. This is actually of the brand new location.

Thank Dennis F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in based on a recommendation of a former Memphis resident. It didn't disappoint us. The food was excellent and service was fast!

Thank Leon J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried to go to their new location on Poplar and line out the door. We and some others headed to Summer instead. No wait. Hostess and another guy had an argument on whether we could have table seating or not as he thought the waitress...More

Thank benskie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not sure what I was expecting but everyone told us we had to try Central Barbecue. I thought it was ok. the meat was dry, not moist. Sauces available were mustard based ( vinegar) and Ketchup ( sweet) Personalized t-shirts available for purchase....More

Thank bailey04
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Memphis Bar BQ. We usually order rack of dry and wet ribs. Distinctive flavors. Their baked beans are delicious. A good appetizer is their Cheese and Sausage plate. Also offer a good beer selection. Recommend if you have time while in Memphis to add...More

Thank Dreynolds261
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

everything here is excellent. IMHO the ribs are the best offering. Succulent, tender, flavorful, and just the right hint of smoke. Been going there every year for the last 5 years, and every time the quality remains the same ! When you go to Memphis,...More

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We came through on the way home from Chicago, on the 6th day of vacation. A little further off our path than we wanted but gosh was it worth it. BBQ places aren’t typically known for their wings, but gosh. These were the best wings...More

Thank jessica1624
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We are finishing our lunch as I write this. It smells heavenly when you walk in, but it’s not BBQ that I’m smelling. The young lady at the register was awesome. Sweet, efficient. We each ordered a different kind of sandwich. We each thought it...More

Thank WednesdayNightGirl
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Although there are so many BBQ places in Memphis, Central BBQ is tops for me. This the second location I’ve been to and it was consistent with the location down town. You can’t go wrong there.

Thank Ted W
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

I've been to Memphis many times and have always visited Central BBQ, the downtown location. This time I was closer to the Summer Avenue location and decided to try that. Big mistake. I had the brisket plate and my wife had the pulled pork sandwich....More

Thank ScottO1307
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Peggy C
23 May 2018|
Response from Michael D | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Most BBQ restaurants don't get into discounting.
Cindy R
27 September 2016|
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Response from nailladyej | Reviewed this property |
Sorry didn't visit that location, shouldn't need one the atmosphere is pretty casual....its BBQ girl ; )
15 June 2016|
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Response from RalphCIII | Reviewed this property |
It has been my experience that the heat builds with each bite you take. I like the mild a lot. The hot is going to have more intense heat. Just don't put the mild rub on too thick. That is the only way I can think of that... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
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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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