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Corky's BBQ

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5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
+1 901-685-9744
10:45 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 10:45 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 10:45 - 22:00
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Chattanooga, TN
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226 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

For such a busy major street, Corky's definitely has kept it's old-school feel--it's a BBQ shack make no mistake. But it's a good one and the food and the service are all top knotch. Our food came quickly and a lot of it (a little too much, tbh) but we never felt rushed. I had a regular pork shoulder sandwich... More 

Thank pantsonfire99
Jacksonville, Florida
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

We went there on Thursday night at about 6:30 and although it was packed , we had no more than a 10 minute wait, Christin was the hostess and was immediately friendly and enthusiastic greeting us . We had a full slab( half dry and half wet) and two house salads served by a delightful server , Anita . She... More 

Thank jsbucks
Rockwall, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We arrived on a Friday evening had a group of eight and were seated with no problem. Our waitress Anita was fantastic she answered all of our questions and made great recommendations. As a group we tried almost everything on the menu. The ribs (both wet and dry), chicken, potato salad were outstanding. The mac and cheese was just ok.... More 

Thank Richard G
Baltimore, Maryland
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

I like Corky's. It's not the best in the south for ribs. But they are decent. Wait staff is really friendly. Had the peach cobbler and it was great with a scoop of ice cream. My husband's cat fish was great. Not a dry rub person but I gave it a try, but to crazy about it. Next time I... More 

Thank Dee Dee T
Terrell, Texas
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Service was very good. Great dry ribs, sausage, coleslaw, baked beans, rolls, sweet tea and onion loaf. Very hearty portions. Pulled pork was dry.

Thank Lori H
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2015

My daughter and I were in Memphis so she could attend an interview at UT. The first night in Memphis we went downtown and ate at a rib place that was supposed to be the best around. It wasn't and I was so disappointed cause I know I could do better myself on a regular GAS grill. The second night... More 

Thank U926LMstevenm
Jackson, Georgia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

We arrived at dinner time and were seated quickly. Service was great, did was awesome. The Dry ribs were very different from the styles we eat in Georgia but very good, juicy and tender. We wil be back. If we don't have them overnight is a dinner for two for $59 shipping included.

Thank Ronald A
Dupo, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Everything about this place was great! Food, service, wait time, drinks, prices... all were outstanding! Parking was a bit confusing, but they also have a drive thru...

Thank jatedder
Norman, Oklahoma
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Now that I am traveling 2 states away, I suspect ribs will forever pale in comparison to what I had at Corky's. The host, our wait person, the bartender.......GREAT!!!

Thank swok34
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

This place is great. We could walk from the hotel to this restaurant and knew it had to be good due to the long line of pick up orders that were in a line around the restaurant. Ribs were fantastic (we had wet ribs) and drinks were good also. Had a slab of ribs for two with sides, a drink... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 30
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 22:00
10:45 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?