We just spent two days in Memphis. Here's a quick report.
Central BBQ: we thought this pulled pork BBQ was a bit dry. We also had wet ribs--they were only ok--drier than a set of dry ribs we later had at Corky's. Generally, we weren't impressed at all by Central.
Corky's BBQ: liked this a lot, especially the dry ribs. The twice-baked potato salad is not to be missed. Banana pudding was decent.
The stand-out was Gus' World Famous Fried Chicken. This chicken is a little spicy, which we loved! We saw on Man V. Food to eat it with ranch dressing, and so we did. We also loved the baked beans (which are sweet) the slaw (sweet) and the coconut pie. I wasn't so excited about the dirty rice or the sweet potato pie. French fries were solid, but you can skip them. The potato salad was made with yellow mustard, which isn't my personal favorite. But the bottom line is that we would highly recommend Gus' to any of our friends visiting Memphis.