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Central BBQ - Downtown

147 E Butler Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

Daily 11am - 9pm.



Check out the Downtown Central BBQ for authentic Memphis flair, potentially with some live Blues!

While there are plenty of incredible BBQ places all over the city, our favorite is Central BBQ. With several locations around town, it isn’t hard to find their legendary pulled pork nachos or home-baked seasoned chips dipped in ranch. 

It is kid-friendly and there are options for everyone, even those who aren’t BBQ fans! I recommend going to the original downtown location by the Civil Rights Museum to get the full experience with occasional live music and a classic Memphis atmosphere.



Restrooms Good for All Ages Live Music
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Natalie Proctor
Natalie Proctor is what some would call a “Southern transplant” in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She grew up in Memphis, Tennessee before attending the University of Arkansas to pursue a degree in advertising and public relations with a minor in marketing logistics. Natalie attributes her love of the outdoors to her parents always encouraging her to have a deep appreciation for nature and all that the world has to offer. As a family, they spent many years growing up going on camping trips, skiing, rafting, and traveling together. While Natalie loves the seasonal lifestyle in Jackson, she was ready to become a part of something bigger and challenge herself. She found Happy Active Family at the perfect time, upon meeting Caitlin and Thomas, and strives to help other families spend meaningful time together, just as she has been able to with her own.
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