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Central BBQ Summer

4375 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122-4038
+1 901-767-4672
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (31 reviews)
“ribs” (122 reviews)
“potato salad” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
4375 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122-4038
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our dinner! We had the chicken BBQ nachos. I got the pulled pork sandwich and my husband and son had ribs. Potato salad was really really good. A definite place to try in Memphis!

Thank Walkermama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband ordered the Brisket Sandwich and the smoked sausage sandwich and I ordered the Chicken sliders. Brisket and chicken were very moist and they had 4 different sauces to choose from-hot, mild, mustard and vinegar. We were initially told it would be 30 to...More

Thank Ginny H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The BBQ in this place is really really good. We had gone to Graceland and asked some of the locals where to go and Central was the winner for best BBQ. We were not disappointed. I even bought a few rubs and a shirt to...More

Thank PriorSafety
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Went for dinner with some work associates from out of town who wanted to try local BBQ. They have an outside seating are that has heat in winter so not bad. Have limited seating inside and always a line outide. As always the food is...More

Thank W3321VMwilliamk
Reviewed 25 May 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...More

Thank CWSJ
Reviewed 16 May 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...More

Thank Shaun P
Reviewed 7 April 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...More

Thank Adrienne D
Reviewed 24 March 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,...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 23 March 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

Thank Cindyfrombatesville
Reviewed 20 March 2018

I lived in Memphis for 5 years and always go to Central when I visit now. The reason to go is for either ribs or BBQ pork nachos. Ribs are typically the best in Memphis (Cozy Corner has the best wings). If you don't get...More

Thank Grant R
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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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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