After seeing the National Civil Rights Museum, I walked over to Central BBQ nearby for a brief lunch before heading back to my hotel. I heard it was one of the best spots for Memphis-style barbecue.
You place your order, take your number, and seat yourself. I sat at the bar.
They have some local beers on tap. I went with one from Green River Brewing.
I ordered a Half Slab of Ribs which you can get wet, dry, or half and half. I went with the dry rubbed version. I also had to try some of their Pulled Pork.
The ribs were fantastic and were probably my favorite out of all the ones I tried during my Tennessee trip. They’re rubbed with a special “rib rub”, marinated overnight, and slow smoked to yummy perfection.
They were so tender and the meat truly fell off the bone.
It came with a side of BBQ Beans and Mac N’ Cheese.
Another hit was the Pulled Pork. The pork shoulders are dry rubbed with their own Hot Rub, marinated, and slow smoked for over 14 hours. The meat was moist and pulled with bits of the crispy smoked bark mixed in. Good stuff!
It was a great barbecue lunch at Central BBQ’s downtown location. The rain had stopped and it was a short walk back to the hotel. I still had plenty of time to check out another museum and I also reserved a spot on the Gibson Guitar Factory Tour.
147 E Butler Ave
Memphis, TN 38103