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Central BBQ has been in business since 2002. They have three locations in the area, but the location on Central in Midtown is the original. Central continually ranks among the best BBQ in the Memphis area.
When I saw the line outside, I told Lisa I’m not sure any place is worth waiting in line for. I was wrong. We stood outside for about 10 minutes.
Once inside, you realize the exterior is misleading. The place is huge! It has a party room in the back that sit hundreds of people. It has an outdoor dining area.
While waiting to place our order at the counter a few feet inside the building, we met a couple of Nebraska Cornhusker fans. The woman recognized the Husker gear I had one. I noticed her Husker red as well. We high-fived and exchanged “Go Big Red” cheers.
Once we placed our order, we sat in the main dining area. I noticed that Central BBQ is a supporter of Memphis University sports. I figured we’d see a lot of Tennessee orange, but, instead, it was Tiger blue. That was cool.
Our lunch choices arrived. Lisa had a pulled pork sandwich topped with coleslaw, and a side of potato salad.
I ordered a beef brisket plate. It came with coleslaw and baked beans.
Both meals with delicious.
The meat is smoked in a combination of hickory and pecan woods. Premium meats are rubbed with a secret combination of dry spices and marinated for 24 hours.
Central BBQ even has souvenirs available for tourists.
For more information, check out its website at www.cbqmemphis.com.