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Central BBQ Summer

4375 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122-4038
+1 901-767-4672
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (31 reviews)
“ribs” (119 reviews)
“potato salad” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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4375 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122-4038
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Reviewed yesterday

Went for dinner with some work associates from out of town who wanted to try local BBQ. They have an outside seating are that has heat in winter so not bad. Have limited seating inside and always a line outide. As always the food is...More

Thank W3321VMwilliamk
Reviewed 4 days ago

We came here based on the recommendation of a few friends, and shared a rib platter with 4 sides. The ribs were moist, tasty and fell off the bone. We had 1/2 with dry rub and 1/2 with sauce. We liked both. The lady serving...More

Thank CWSJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were advised by the locals to eat here instead of tourist recommendations. We chose not to stand in line at the downtown location and travel a few miles out to this location! Although they were busy, we were able to order our food, find...More

Thank Shaun P
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Wanted to try local bbq near our hotel and found Central on Summer. Shared a ribs for 2 plate with my husband. Plenty of food even after giving 1 of the 4 sides to our daughter (mac and cheese that we ended up ordering more...More

Thank Adrienne D
Reviewed 24 March 2018

It is a very popular, destination location, and people stand in line to eat here. So perhaps it's just me. Had the regular, pulled pork sandwich, and the meat was almost tasteless. Needed more sauce at the very least. But the slaw was good. However,...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

This is now my favorite BBQ place. Best in Memphis, hands down. Had the half rack of ribs that were half wet and half dry. Fell off the bone and great service. Friendly people

Thank Cindyfrombatesville
Reviewed 20 March 2018

I lived in Memphis for 5 years and always go to Central when I visit now. The reason to go is for either ribs or BBQ pork nachos. Ribs are typically the best in Memphis (Cozy Corner has the best wings). If you don't get...More

Thank Grant R
Reviewed 28 February 2018 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
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Peggy C
23 May 2018|
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Response from Michael D | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Most BBQ restaurants don't get into discounting.
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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 ; )
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akperson
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
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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