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Central BBQ

147 Butler Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103
+1 901-672-7760
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pulled pork” (122 reviews)
“ribs” (404 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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147 Butler Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103
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1 - 10 of 919 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent 'que and a great selection of beer on tap. Line up, order your food and wait at the table for it to arrive. Nothing fancy, just a good old bbq joint. Line can get long at times. Try for a late dinner, when there...More

Thank Kenny O
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had researched restaurants before our Memphis trip. Central BBQ was in the top 10. I had also seen a Memphis friend recommend it on Facebook. Central BBQ was across the street from the Civil Rights Museum, so it was the perfect choice for our...More

Thank PensandSteelersFan
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Found this through TripAdvisor. It was yummy. Ribs so tender mac & cheese great. Potato salad & baked beans delicious. 2:00 on a Sunday & it was extremely busy. Worth finding.

Thank Zetta S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Don't judge a book by it's cover the place maybe a little out of the way, but very worth it getting there. Fantastic Rib's and chicken and pork salads great beers, and fab service at a price that is quarter of somewhere else, go go...More

Thank holboyUk
Reviewed 5 days ago

After 9 hour drive to Memphis, my fiancé and i were ready for BBQ. Central did not disappoint! We were there for early dinner (5pm or so) on a Sunday and did not have to wait for a table. By the time we were done,...More

1  Thank Cynm88
Reviewed 1 week ago

A line out the door so a wait. Ribs and pulled pork very well prepared. Sauces hot,sweet,vinegar and mustard were all pleasing. Shared a table with other customers. The food was good surroundings nice.

Thank richlee1975
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best places to eat in Memphis. Parking is usually not a problem. Perfect for Saturday or Sunday brunch.

Thank Pwardhan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was good But didn't WOW me like I had hoped. Its a busy place. You order at the register then take a number and find a seat. They bring you your food but u need to get your own beverages and utensils. I had...More

Thank SMT1974
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious barbecue. Homey atmosphere. The midtown location offers a good spot, wigh usually no-wait for lunch.

Thank Irina B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was staying at thise sweet lady's Airbnb and I felt particularly lonely. luckily she had the amazing idea to take me to Central BBQ and I must say, it was the best smorked turkey I've ever had.

Thank Eloise P
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Darren P
How's parking? Someone said we can park at Civil Rights museum. Is this true? We plan on coming on a Sunday around 6pm.
19 March 2017|
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Response from FLgirl74 | Reviewed this property |
We walked from our hotel but it seems there was plenty of parking near by. The museum is just across the street and would be closed at that time on a Sunday so that could work.
What are the gluten free options?
20 August 2015|
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Response from vikngz | Reviewed this property |
yes, they have a sepaerate gluten free menu
Brenda I
What is seating capacity?
13 August 2015|
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Response from Stan M | Reviewed this property |
There are additional rooms to reserve for groups.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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: 147 Butler Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-672-7760
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