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Corky's BBQ

5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
+1 901-685-9744
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“onion loaf” (72 reviews)
“pulled pork” (200 reviews)
“ribs” (923 reviews)
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5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After visiting the Rondevoix in downtown Memphis I was afraid I wasn't going to get good bar-b-que. Man was I wrong. Corky's is much better. I think someone told me that Rondevoix was all dry rub (which I like) but it wasn't as good as...More

Thank Jack A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Grew up in Memphis. Going home always means a trip to Corky's. It is consistently good BBQ, served in familiar surroundings. Love it.

Thank elvisisgone
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worried by the parking lot that we would have to wait, but got seated very quickly. Menu has a good variety of appetizers to start and has other dishes besides BBQ such as fried fish if your group has diverse tastes. I enjoyed getting a...More

Thank CyndD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not living in this area I'm not sure what catfish and hush puppies are suppose to taste like but this was very good. The waitress was fun to visit with.

Thank Candi B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered the Half Ribs/Half Pulled Pork with beans & cole slaw to split with hubby. Sooo good! The coleslaw was very good; the beans were possibly the tastiest I’ve ever had short of homemade. The dry rub on the ribs had a nice little kick...More

Thank burroughsfarmsgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love me some BBQ nachos and Corkys have the best imo! Service is always good, sauces are out of this world, honey bbq is my favorite! Coleslaw is excellent, ribs never disappoint & if you haven’t tried the BBQ spaghetti you haven’t lived!!

Thank garyrZ5086RA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything on the menu is really good. You can’t make a bad choice. I love their banana pudding for dessert.

Thank brendafR486QV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The original Corky’s. Great food and fantastic service. Upbeat atmosphere and servers with genuine warmth.

Thank Dennis F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sweet sassy molassy we enjoyed our meal at the Poplar location. We had a variety of meats, and all were very good. Sides, something other BBQ spots fall short on, were a good bit better at Corky's. Wife and I will return.

Thank JanetAndJimbo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was ok and the food average, the chicken nachos were the meals highlight, the catfish was average at best, no bad just average

Thank markmcilwain
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30 December 2017|
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Response from Corky's B | Property representative |
We deliver locally through Uber Eats and we ship all over the country from our website!
Aidan M
16 September 2017|
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Response from gramgo | Reviewed this property |
They have a full bar in the front and serve just about anything you might want. Enjoy!
19 May 2016|
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Response from SDCandybar | Reviewed this property |
It gets shipped overnight in a styrofoam box with dry ice. Everything comes frozen, but thaws and heats up nicely.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
10:45 AM - 10:00 PM
10:45 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-685-9744
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