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“If you only have time for ONE BBQ MEAL in Memphis - this is it!”
Review of Central BBQ

Central BBQ
Ranked #17 of 1,627 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$20
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Cooper Young Community Association
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Central BBQ has all the "fixin's" for whatever type of BBQ you're in the mood for! Great pulled pork, wonderful 1/2 and full slab ribs - options for dry rub with BBQ sauce on the side and really good coleslaw. You will probably have to wait in line to put in your order, but it is worth it!!! We had only 4 days in Memphis (two of them with meals at the convention we were attending). Central BBQ was so good, we made sure to stop there a second time instead of trying to find another BBQ restaurant. Very reasonably priced, good service and an extremely friendly atmosphere. If you go to Memphis you just have to try Central BBQ!!!

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Thank jdegglady
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide recommended this place and it was wonderful. Ribs, pulled pork, many sides to choose from, good beer selection at the bar. Local place.

Thank Denise S
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

We were in Memphis for a baseball tournament and a group of us wanting to for BBQ together. Central BBQ was perfect for our group. Even though it was busy for a Saturday night, we were still able to sit together and have some really good Que. The ribs were fall of the bone, which I prefer. They also had home made pork rinds. The sauces were good, but they need to ditch the mustard sauce. It does not belong in Memphis.

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Thank jeffmosley21
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

So the night before I ate at Joe’s bbq. Best ever in my opinion, however my wife says this is the best ever!! We have a divided house so it’s up to you to decide. The service was great! The staff was friendly. The bbq was good. I had a great experience. I would go their again, however, I also would be willing to try another place.

Thank Russell L
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

We had been here before when in town so knew what to expect. You order in line before finding a table either inside or outside. This is a busy place so expect a wait if you are there during lunch hour. A lot of locals here.
We had the barbecued bologna sandwich and loved it. It had a nice crust on the outside and very good flavor. The sides are good, but nothing exceptional. We cam for the bologna anyway. They have a number of beers on draft if you want.

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Thank BuffaloTravluvr
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