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Central BBQ Summer

#38 of 1,225 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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4375 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122-4038
+1 901-767-4672
11:00 - 21:00
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Gadsden, Tennessee
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I come from a family who are wonderful at grilling especially a full hog. I have to say Central BBQ is better than my dads (hope my family doesn't read this). If you want to experience true Memphis BBQ go to Central BBQ

Thank Sdcarlton
Sanford, Florida
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have read about so many good reviews of it had to be my first stop for Memphis BBQ and I must stay IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT! My wife and I have never had pork that was so moist and flavorful! In addition to the great food, the staff was quick and efficient in keeping the condiment stock, the tables... More 

Thank William H
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't worry about how you are dressed. It is very casual and laid back. I had the pulled pork with potato salad and green beans. Everything was really, really good. The flavor of the pork was fantastic. If you like your BBQ saucy, you need to ask for extra. They don't put a whole lot on it. Probably think it... More 

Thank Janet W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had to try the BBQ while visiting. The ribs here were very good as were the BBQ beans. Did not like the macaroni and cheese.

Thank Katt M
Johnson City, Tennessee
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205 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

really huge venue - lots of seating spaces, and the building is decorated really neat. Very CLEAN. food was hot, great, nice selection of everything BBQ. nachos were favorite.

Thank JCitytraveler701
Gainesville, Florida
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent BBQ with quick service. This place was packed but we ordered and received our food quickly. The quality of each item was great - Memphis style.

Thank Jenna V
fisk, mo.
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82 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

First off, everyone I interacted with was sweet, personable and helpful. Every one. But during this visit, I had an epiphany of sorts. I'm gonna stop watching and believing everything on Food Network and Travel Channel. I've been so disappointed by so many places I've went to on the recommendation of Fieri or some of the other "stars". All these... More 

Thank mikekFisk_Mo_
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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40 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I'm sure that there is bad bbq in Memphis, but I've yet to find it. I had a half slab of ribs that were nicely smoked, moist,and appropriately sauced. My wife had the pulled pork. Her portion was so large I'm surprised she was able to finish it. She obviously thought quite highly of it. The fries were good but... More 

Thank _bookworm2000
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Always get the dry rub baby back ribs and add sausage to taste and I'm never disappointed. Any central location is always good. There are many around Memphis.

Thank Mark V
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Go there, eat the pulled pork sandwich, check one off the bucket list. This is one of the best "tourist" restaurants with great pulled pork I've ever found.

Thank David C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?