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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%
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“pulled pork” (33 reviews)
“ribs” (114 reviews)
“potato salad” (19 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
4375 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122-4038
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading all the positive reviews, we decided to give central bbq summer a try. To be honest, it was a complete disappointment. Not that it was bad, it just wasnt all that. Bbq pork was average to below average, sides were generic. Overpriced for...More

Thank Tntraveler89
Reviewed 7 February 2018

I love BBQ and try to always try the local flair when traveling. This place was recommended by some local folks and it didn't disappoint. It was a good experience, great staff that were super friendly and helpful. The BBQ was good, not amazing. We...More

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Had to try the Memphis BBQ and this place has great reviews. We were not disappointed!! The ribs and the pulled pork were awesome.

Thank James A
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Although in Memphis we have many BBQ places, Central always stands out for me. They have great service the prices are good and the BBQ is spot on. One of my favorite dishes is the smoked turkey salad.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 4 January 2018

You have to try the great traditional Memphis pork BBQ and their homemade chips with blue cheese dip. Also have great ribs, BBQ nachos and bologna sandwich. My family loves all the food. The staff is friendly and the service is usually quick. Beautiful artwork...More

Thank Glynise C
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Great barbecue. I love the sauce. I go for the mild but my son, who likes it hot, says that the hot is good too. I had the pork sandwich with slaw. I highly recommend getting it with the slaw. We also ordered the potato...More

Thank mznia
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We were here last night for the Maxine Smith Steam school. The service was awesome and the food was good. The young people here really know how to take care of the customer. From the ladies behind the counter, to the lady that waited on...More

Thank robiroe
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We had a hankering for ribs and ended up over at Central Bbq on Summer. We were greeted warmly at the counter and asked if we were going to carry our dinner or dine in. Being that it was around 4:00 we decided to eat...More

Thank RalphCIII
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Two of us for Sunday lunch. Place was full! Food is outstanding. A must! Enjoyed the pork bbq. Thank you. We’ll be back.

Thank Howard P
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in after visiting the civil rights museum. Loved the atmosphere, quick service, simple menu and fantastic ribs and nachos. Relaxed, friendly, tasty, good value and as the one place we'll have eaten in Memphis, we were very happy.

Thank sands3
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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, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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