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Next Day Air service and Saturday delivery may be available for an additional charge.
Service to Alaska and Hawaii is now available. Service outside the U.S. currently not available.
Orders are shipped on Monday through Wednesday, except holidays. Orders placed by 12:00 PM (ET) can be shipped that day. The max allowable transit time for all products is 2 days. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.
Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.
The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected and reflect the max allowable transit time for products from Central BBQ:
Ground Shipping (1-2 Days) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via UPS Ground service within 2 days, they will be presented with a $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.
2nd-Day Air - If the shipping address is not reachable within 2 days via UPS Ground service, the customer will be presented with $29.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. The order will be shipped via UPS 2nd-Day Air and will be delivered on or before the end of the second business day following shipment (unless upgrading to Saturday delivery). Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses.
UPS Next Day Air Saver - Your package will be delivered on the next business day after it has been shipped - by 3 PM to most addresses, by 4:30 PM to rural addresses. The flat-rate for Next Day Air Saver is $39.95 (per shipping box).
UPS Next Day Air - Your package will be delivered the next morning after it has shipped (or Saturday if upgrading to Saturday delivery), by 12 noon to most addresses. The flat-rate for Next Day Air is $44.95 (per shipping box).
Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.
For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.
All food from Central BBQ is shipped in extra thick recyclable foam containers with sufficient coolant to assure it arrives in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 2 days.
All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. box.
All products from Central BBQ are cooked and frozen just before shipping, and can be stored frozen for up to 6 months. Once thawed, consume your barbecue within 3 days per the detailed instructions included with all orders.
All orders ship Mon thru Wed via 2-Day or faster. The cutoff time for same-day shipment of orders is 1:00 PM (ET).
All barbecue from Central BBQ is fully cooked, vacuum sealed, and frozen before shipping to ensure freshness and quality. It is shipped in an insulated container with frozen gel packs. Depending upon the time of year, shipping destination, and temperatures, it may arrive from between partially frozen to fully thawed. It can be stored frozen and vacuum sealed for up to 6 months. Thawed, it is best consumed within 3 days. We recommend thawing in the refrigerator rather than at room temperature.
To warm your ribs, preheat your oven to 325º F. Remove the ribs from the vacuum-sealed bag and place them in the provided foil-lined bag. Place the bag directly on the center rack of the oven and heat for a maximum of 15 minutes.
cream ridge, NJ
I have tried Mail order BBQ from the most famous places. This was easily the best I've ever had. I read a few other reviews before I ordered. Anyone that says the dry rub is a bit too spicy should go to their room and drink their Ensure! The dry rub is sensational. The hickory smoke flavor is subtle, and the ribs themselves are very meaty, tender and of the highest quality. Don't fret too much about the price. One week ago I spent 15.95 for 5 lousy ribs at a Chinese restaurant! While they come nicely packaged, do not cut or break up the styrofoam container, it makes an impossible mess to clean up!
Coral Gables, FL
I was disappointed. Both the online helper at Foody Direct and a call to Central assured me they were not spicy. But they were--in fact, simply too spicy for us. Four racks, wasted.
The ribs were tender and had a smoky flavor. The barbecue sauce that came with the order was very tasty.
The ribs were smoked and had outstanding flavor...lots of meat on the bone. There is a thick crust of dry rub, which gave it great flavor, although I ended up scraping a little off because it was so thick. BBQ sauce that came in a bottle with the ribs was excellent. Put it on half of the rack for wet ribs and ate the other half dry.
The packaging was excellent. The cooking instructions were excellent and the quality of the ribs were excellent. I just did not like the hickory taste but that is me not you. The sauce you included toned the spiciness down and I enjoyed it better but the taste was too strong for me. Again not your fault. I would order ribs again but maybe from another restaurant you deal with.
First-class from the packaging, shipping, and delivery to the quality of the ribs. Ribs were perfect. Moist, meaty, and just the right amount of smoke and rub. I usually favor wet ribs, but I am really starting to appreciate Memphis dry rub ribs. Central BBQ makes some of the best.
This is only my second order with Foody Direct, but it won't be my last. The representatives are wonderful and very helpful. My Order was delivered within 3 Days, and is now sitting in my freezer waiting for me to cook them on July 4th. They are every bit as good as Corky's , if not better, but the service and shipping is much better.