PRESS & TESTIMONIALS

Central City BBQ is the best barbecue restaurant New Orleans has ever seen

“The smoked meat is exemplary — if I had to pick two, it would be beef and boudin — and they’re flattered by sauces house-made with local ingredients, such as Steen’s cane syrup and molasses. Other details (like the salt) seem to borrow from the playbook of fashionable bistros.read more
– Brett Anderson, NOLA.com

But never has New Orleans seen a barbecue restaurant as fully formed as Central City.

“Burgau, best known for his French-leaning Southern bistro cooking at Patois, brings a touch of erudition to the proceedings — the kitchen is stocked with Maldon sea salt — but Central City isn’t about pushing barbecue into a higher tax bracket. For proof that New Orleans barbecue has finally arrived, pull up a bar stool.” read more

Game Time!

Grab a roadie for the walk to the Dome and remember that no matter the outcome of the game, the pits at Central City BBQ will still be smoking after the final whistle blows. read more

– Offbeat Magazine

Ribs are spectacular!

Ribs are spectacular! Came for the Auburn alumni game against Texas A&M and the food and service are great. Our bartender Kylie is one spot her little trick with opening beer bottles was cool. – Byron G., Yelp

Highly recommend this restaurant!

April is awesome. Mike drop. This restaurant was closing for the night, and they would not sell us anything that wasn’t fresh. We loved it. They made us feel like we were the only people there,  and all the food was fantastic!  The burnt tips, to the chicken wings and the brisket were off the hook.  One in my party of 5 had the chili, and would have enjoyed that as his entre.  Highly recommend this restaurant! – Steve R., Yelp

The smoked Brussels sprouts and smoked wings are out of this world.

We go to a lot of restaurants.  I tend not to leave reviews unless they make a big impression (good or otherwise) on me.  This place, dayyyyum.  The smoked Brussels sprouts and smoked wings are out of this world.  I could eat the sprouts for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Do yourself a favor and get the wings ‘naked.’  They are delicious just like that but it also gives you the opportunity to try all the sauces.  The spicy BBQ is killer.  The vinegar has a great flavor but doesn’t work well for wings, on pork I’m sure it’s fantastic.  I never like sweet BBQ sauce, never.  Not even in Austin.  But here, yessir.  Great atmosphere and great happy hour! – Carrie N., Yelp

Tried this place out...and WOW.

I know that New Orleans is kind of lacking in the BBQ department but this place doesn’t disappoint. The brisket was delicious and I love that they ask you how lean or fatty you want your brisket to be. The smoked sausage was honestly one of the highlights from the meal. – Joshua B., Yelp

OMG! This is my favorite spot.

The BBQ is so awesome. Arrive early before it’s all sold out. The chicken is so juicy and tasty. You can’t beat 50 cent wings and $5 drinks. Ooooohhh please try the housemade pickles! You will not be disappointed at Central City BBQ! THEBOMBDOTCOM – Ashley T., Yelp

A great place and one we will visit frequently.

I’m a huge fan of the brisket and burned ends, along with the sausage.  Sides:  the sweet cornbread and potato salad are delish!  Now that there’s a bar, we tried the satsuma old fashioned and the Kim chi Bloody Mary, which were both great twists on the originals.  – Kelly T., Yelp

The BBQ is marinated so good!

They give you a generous amount of meat (pic doesn’t show justice) believe me I had to go see it for myself. It was MORE than enough for two people. Can’t wait to come back. We got the brisket , Cajun fries & cornbread spoon. – Amy V., Yelp