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“Just Okay”
Review of Central BBQ

Central BBQ
Ranked #27 of 1,567 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Central BBQ came highly recommended by friends. The food was just okay....nothing special. After reading the TripAdvisor reviews, I was looking forward to a tasty meal and wanting more. My family and I ordered the 1/2 chicken and the pulled pork...both missing flavor outside of the bbq sauce that had it's own special kick. The cole slaw was bland and the mac & cheese tasted like it was straight from a box. Did not taste like real cheese. The baked beans had a kick if you are interested in spicy foods...but again no real flavor. The food was not what I consider to be real bbq.

Thank Bridget S
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

If you're in Memphis, you have to have some barbecue. I'm not a huge fan of barbecue, but this place was absolutely delicious. I had the pulled chicken, and it was great. Make sure to get the mac and cheese on the side, it might be the best mac and cheese I've ever had. It's in a nice location, right near the National Civil Rights Museum. You might have to wait outside a little bit, but trust me, it's worth it.

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Thank MaxT2031
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

But this place had some great tasting pulled chicken and the sauce was delicious. Wife bought some rub to bring back to NYC. Mac & cheese side was pretty good, as were their homemade chips.

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Thank John D
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Great food, clean, and extremely fast service. Wet Ribs are the best. Make sure to get the pork skins to go.

Thank Anita M
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The food was disappointing. This was out first time at Central it was recommended by the locals, but the food was horrible to me. I ordered a pulled pork and was under the impression that the coleslaw was on top of the meat on the sandwich advertised. However I received a cold sandwich with coleslaw, potato salad and baked beans on the side. The coleslaw was bland, the bean tasted like they where straight out the can no seasoning. The potato salad was horrible as well. My sister had the family rib platter, which came with 3 7oz cups of sides and 5 onion rings which where brunt. 35.00 for 2 people to eat and it was only enough sides for 1 person. Then the ribs were brunt crispy. This is not a place I would return to. The experience was horrible, the only good thing was that the waiters or whatever they are where friendly and helpful. Outside of that this place SUCKSSS!!

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Thank NeeNeA1
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