Central BBQ

Memphis Style BBQ the Way it Ought to Be
Central BBQ
Frank
It's no coincidence that the World BBQ Cooking Championship has been held in Memphis since 1978. The city has proudly laid claim to some of the best smoked meat this country has to offer and nobody does it better than Central BBQ!
Frank Luciano - The Sultan of Sandwich

Central BBQ specializes in Memphis-style barbecue—vinegar-based sauce freaks and Carolina Gold junkies can keep movin’. Former regional BBQ competitors, Craig and Roger opened Central BBQ to serve the same perfectly charred, pit smoked slabs of meat once presented to judges. The key to their world-class pork is to forgo the sauce and let the pork shine by encasing it in a charred bark that keeps the meat juicy and extremely flavorful. It makes us question everything we thought we knew about smoked meat and renders the standard mountain of napkins completely useless.

And therein lies the rub.

We're not the only ones who love them!

Consistently ranked the best BBQ in Memphis for over 10 years, Central BBQ has been featured on Food Network and in USA Today, Southern Living, Men’s Health and The New York Times.

Central BBQ

Memphis Style BBQ the Way it Ought to Be

Central BBQ specializes in Memphis-style barbecue—vinegar-based sauce freaks and Carolina Gold junkies can keep movin’. Former regional BBQ competitors, Craig and Roger opened Central BBQ to serve the same perfectly charred, pit smoked slabs of meat once presented to judges. The key to their world-class pork is to forgo the sauce and let the pork shine by encasing it in a charred bark that keeps the meat juicy and extremely flavorful. It makes us question everything we thought we knew about smoked meat and renders the standard mountain of napkins completely useless.

And therein lies the rub.

We're not the only ones who love them!

Consistently ranked the best BBQ in Memphis for over 10 years, Central BBQ has been featured on Food Network and in USA Today, Southern Living, Men’s Health and The New York Times.