Since opening in 2002, Central BBQ has built quite a name for itself. Among the city's many barbecue establishments, Central stands out, thanks to its reliable Memphis-style fare. Ribs and pulled pork are some of the best in the city, which is no small feat. Sides like mac n' cheese, BBQ beans, and cole slaw are all as they should be, made-from scratch and consistently delicious. Live music on the patio, weather permitting.
Two locations: 2249 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104 (901) 272-9377; 4375 Summer Avenue, Memphis, TN 38122 (901) 767-4674.
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