Central BBQ

3.0 stars 3.0 out of 5 10 ratings
$Tortilla Chips, Appetizers, Kid Friendly + 2 more
42% of 7 votes say it's Celiac friendly

147 East Butler Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103 Directions

(901) 672-7760
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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    April 16, 2017

    I called ahead of going and was told they have gf options. So, we went...the person who I ordered with didn't put my order in correctly and my plate had a roll on it. Thankfully it wasn't near anything else so I removed it with a paper towel. Of all the sides they had, the only one guaranteed to be gf was green beans, so I ordered both of my sides as green beans. I've had MUCH better bbq in St Louis and Kansas City. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY OR TIME.

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    5 rating
    July 21, 2016

    Book clearly detailing allergens available. Staff knowledgeable and made a note on my order to change gloves and did not give me any bread. I've given them 5 stars as the service was good, the food yummy (and I rarely eat meat but the 1/2 chicken with bbq sauce was moist and delicious) and I felt absolutely fine afterwards.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    February 05, 2015

    If you like dry meat, have at it... The meats are GF but none of the sauces are. I specified for my plate to be GF so I was surprised when my plate came with a dinner roll. I asked the manager if it was GF and he immediately became snarky. He said he'd take it back and get me a new one. I said to be sure it was a new plate and to not just remove the roll. He gave me a bit of a dirty look as he dumped the plate into the trashcan and snapped, "I know how it's done!" I also found out that their gluten-free menu and what the manager said was GF did not mesh. I had the pulled chicken which was super dry and no real BBQ flavors, turnip greens which were boiled with i seasoning or flavors, and canned green beans which were the only real moisture to choke down the chicken. Do not recommend.

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    January 07, 2015

    I was excited about the idea of BBQ nachos. I called first and was told their sauce contains gluten; only their meat is GF. it's survivable if friends want to eat there but IMO not worth being included in this app.

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    3 rating Celiac friendly
    December 06, 2014

    Manager said that the dry rub contains gluten. Ingredients change, pulled pork is moist & tasty. My husband says his glutenized ribs are good. His sides were: potato chips(glutenized ) & slaw (also glutenized ). It was fun even though my expectations to have ribs were shattered.

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    1 rating
    April 20, 2014

    NOT rating food quality, but called to talk to management and they said all there meats are GF but there sauces are not GF.

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    5 rating
    February 22, 2014

    Yum! Ribs are dry rubbed and never in marinade. They are delish. They have angry orchard cider too. The sauce bar has two choices, hot and mild. Both GF. My boyfriend has celiac and loved it.

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    5 rating
    January 30, 2014

    Awesome ribs. It was recommended to me by a local to get them dry and then dip in sauce. I mixed mild with hot and it was great. I had greens and cole slaw for my sides and had no issues.

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    4 rating
    August 29, 2013

    We stopped in Memphis with a hankering for BBQ and Google brought us to Central. I called in and they told me that all of their meats are GF and I checked a bottle of sauce and that is also safe. My dad and I split a dry rack of ribs and it was good, just be sure to ask for no rolls. There aren't many side options though.

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