One of the biggest feuds in Memphis is the ongoing argument over which barbecue joint is the best. Some will tell you Rendezvous; others say it's Germantown Commissary. And Corky's may be a chain, but it's from here, so let's throw that into the mix also. But a poll of all my friends and family in the area indicates that Central is actually the local favorite, although that's always up for debate. (And hey, if you want to make an educated guess for yourself, why not try them all?) The menu at Central is full of all the usual suspects—pulled pork, ribs (wet or dry), brisket—with all the usual sides (macaroni and cheese, potato salad, turnip greens), and it has two other locations, at 2249 Central Avenue and 4375 Summer Avenue, if the Downtown branch isn't convenient for you.
147 E. Butler Ave.
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown, South Main Hours Sun–Thurs 11am–9pm, Sat–Sun 11am–10pm Phone 901/672-7760 Prices Main courses $6–$12 Cuisine Type American, Southern, BBQ Web site Central BBQ
Map147 E. Butler Ave. Memphis
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