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Central BBQ Summer

4375 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122-4038
+1 901-767-4672
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (31 reviews)
“ribs” (109 reviews)
“pork plates” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
4375 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122-4038
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not been to this particular one but I have been to the one in midtown on Central Ave. They have carryout or dine in, inside or on the patio. Food is good and so is the service.

Thank Yolanda H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting memphis for the first time and wanted to try a locally popular place. Central on Summer did not disappoint. Service was prompt, friendly and patient. Food was great and servings were ample.

Thank Randy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard about Memphis BBQ and wanted the best so I was told Central BBQ was the place to eat. Great flavorful, tender ribs that were delicious. Great meal!!

Thank Jason G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a stop for the boyfriend who loves BBQ. I ordered a salad and cup of water as the vegetarian. ( At least they had that option). The boyfriend ordered the ribs wet and dry with a side of links ( which was really...More

Thank kimborkr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch there, a group of six, and everyone loved the food. The smoked chicken was so good. Try the hot BBQ sauce! Would absolutely go there again.

Thank Jen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My three kids (20, 17 & 14) and I had a late lunch here on our way back to MS. The pulled pork nachos, pulled pork sandwiches, fries & caramel cake were really good. The order arrived relatively quickly. I stepped away from my half-eaten...More

Thank Kasonya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are foodies, therefore on every trip we take, it's booked around must dine in places. A dive or a five star restaurant, we just love food! We were given the name of two places to visit while in Memphis and this was one of...More

Thank Terra R
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We were seated very quickly on a Saturday night. Seated in room by the bar, which happened to be a quiet location. Server was friendly and efficient. I had the beef brisket which was good but not great. The other two people both had ribs...More

Thank newdis
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This is good, above average BBQ. My husband would have given it a 3 based on his pork sandwich, which was average. He also had the greens which were very tasty. I am doing the review and my chef salad with pork was very good...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

On a recent getaway with my 14 yr old son, we knew we had to try Central BBQ after seeing its ratings and hearing our friends recommendations. We first attempted to eat at the location on Central, but with no available parking, we moved on...More

Thank Alicia_rhae
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Questions & Answers
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
26 August 2015|
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Response from charliec125 | Reviewed this property |
monday and tues. after 5 2 kids eat free with one paid adult.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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