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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%
Travellers talk about
“onion loaf” (73 reviews)
“ribs” (890 reviews)
“pulled pork” (198 reviews)
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10:45 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

I knew that Corky's had a solid reputation and I also knew that I had no idea of what Memphis dry ribs were like compared to "wet" ribs (I'm a visitor to Memphis). Corky's is a good place to do some culinary exploring. It was...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Good basic BBQ can't go wrong at Corky's! The 100 character review is unnecessary unless your a preacher or politician!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank trbf15
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Corkey's is the best HANDS DOWN. The wait staff has so much personality and the food is awesome. The ribs were very tender and the bread was hot out of the oven.

Thank Mitch M
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We had a party of 13, the restaurants does not take reservations, the had to wait for about an hour before being seated. However, after being seated the service was superb the food was awesome. The onion loaf was to die for, my 10 year...More

Thank 1coachman
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Many people rave about the BBQ but I thought it was just average. Staff were friendly, nice and competent but the food lacks a lot. Décor is like a diner which is an overdone routine. Also, it was too loud for a business conversation. I...More

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Super atmosphere just like the Rendezvous, another hot BBQ joint with much publicity. However; there are others off the beaten path that I would rate higher based just on the food such as the BBQ Shop on Madison or Blues City Cafe on Beale. Not...More

Thank mdgammon
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

When is bbq worth a 7 hour 400 mile trip each way? When it is the best in the us. Every time we drive across the us we stop here for what i think is the best pork ribs wet and dry in the country....More

Thank markarawson
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I eat here occasionally and always love it. All the menu items or delicious so it comes down to your preference of meats. Save room for dessert because you don't want to skip that either. Recommend!!

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We arrived pretty early (1145 I think) on a Sunday & just as we as there was a queue not long after. Enjoyed the pork platter & catfish sandwich. Huge portions. Tasty food. Doesn't break the bank. Quick & friendly service. What's not to like?!

Thank lexisa
Reviewed 9 June 2016

This place was very busy and soooo loud. I couldn't hear the people I was with. I ordered the BBQ pork sandwich and homemade chips. It was gross. Pork was bland, sauce too sweet, and bun was toasted which I don't like. Chips were so...More

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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
  • Food
  • 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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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