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Central BBQ

2249 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-5507
+1 901-272-9377
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (442 reviews)
“ribs” (1,244 reviews)
“bbq nachos” (145 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.All hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2249 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-5507
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There BBQ is not bad but not the best in Memphis their prices are a little high for what you get the BBQ brisket is good their sides are ok

Thank thomaswebb
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch and were not disappointed. We had the wet ribs and pulled pork. The meat on the ribs fell off the bones and were cooked just right. The pulled pork was not dried out and their BBQ sauce is very good. They had...More

Thank Cindy D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Found this place on trip advisor and it did not disappoint. Everything from the environment to the food was on point. Parking was an issue but they did the best they could do.

Thank Ryan W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

we are from minnesota, this was hands down the best! We had rack of ribs half dry half wet, and pulled pork. very fast at receiving food too!

Thank Darcy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the best barbecue I have ever had (accompanied by great sides - the greens are particularly good). And the Carmel Cake is absurdly good.

Thank Novi-Jeff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought this was the best barbecue we had the whole trip. We had the pulled pork sandwich and the ribs. Everything was delicious!

Thank Hannah J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without a doubt the best ribs I have ever tasted in my life. I can’t even eat ribs in my home country anymore because I’ve been enlightened by Central BBQ and the ‘dry style’ rib. I visited the branch in midtown, there was a slight...More

Thank Raduga93
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & I went there for a late lunch. Everyone that worked there was friendly & helpful. There was a little confusion as to where to order but it’s all good. The young man that took our order was helpful with suggestions. My husband...More

Thank Florida B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best dry rub ribs we can remember. We ordered the full slab with four sides...yummy. We also tried the local craft beer Meddlesome, seasonal stout. It was a good combo with the ribs.

Thank Dan K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything from ribs, brisket, pulled pork and smoked turkey fall apart tender. Turnip greens excellent, smoked sausage and cheese side is a meal in itself and is excellent. Great service to!

Thank Randy-Renee S
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Questions & Answers
Rebecca M
18 October 2017|
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Response from Ed R | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know, but I’d recommend a visit to the restaurant to experience the ambiance.
Darren P
19 March 2017|
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Response from Danny R | Reviewed this property |
Any location of central b b Que is fine. But to feel the real ambience of where the birth place of this bbque , I prefer to eat at Central branch .
gail m
9 November 2016|
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Response from Ladyjb3 | Reviewed this property |
Large area and also a patio area which should be able to accommodate 20 people.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2249 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-5507
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Cooper Young Community Association
  • Neighbourhood: Cooper Young Community Association
  • Phone Number: +1 901-272-9377
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