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Corky's BBQ

5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
+1 901-685-9744
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“onion loaf” (65 reviews)
“ribs” (856 reviews)
“pulled pork” (183 reviews)
Open Now
10:45 - 21:30All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at the corkys right off 40. Dallas was our bartender. We got the combo plate ribs memphis muddy style and pulled pork. The BBQ was stellar but what blew me away was the BBQ beans. Holy moly. Spicy and flavorful. Not sure if...More

Thank Lindsay2002
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd heard lots of raves about Corky's, so maybe I'm holding them to an impossible standard. But for me, Corky's doesn't quite measure up as a BBQ Mecca. I ordered the recommended Loaded Potato: a Jumbo Baked Potato loaded with pulled chicken and topped with...More

Thank RoadVet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to eat, I just felt like everything was a little overpriced for the portions and quality. Great experience still!

Thank jekor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pulled pork was good. Smokey legs were solid. Coleslaw comes on the pulled pork. It's a Memphis thing and the right thing in my opinion. Beans are really good. Ribs were a little dry.

Thank Jordan L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, we land in Tennessee and Google best rubs in town! The reviews rave about corky's. Do we head over to this lil place on a main street. There is plenty of parking outside but be careful of the ppl driving in to grab their...More

Thank m r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove over 30 miles out of our way to have lunch at Corky's. We weren't disappointed. We got lucky and were seated immediately (there was a line when we left) and our drink orders were taken by our friendly and competent waitress, Jennifer. After...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For the second year in a row, Corky's has come through with a phenomenal experience for my 7th graders in their field trip from Louisiana to Memphis. The food is awesome and the service is great!

Thank Erical337
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thought the food was okay. Don't get the dry rub its so thick on there it taste like eating chock. Ew. We had a party of 9 and they split us in 2 seperate tables, they wouldn't move them for us so all of...More

Thank Leigha S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this site two times in three days and even had it catered at an event. Absolutely terrific! Great place to meet up with cousins.

Thank Phyllis R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With all the franchise location, only the original lives up to its reputation of serving good BBQ. It's easy to find the original due to the full parking lot and people waiting.

Thank Chuck J
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
timm20
What is the standard method of shipping a gift order
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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Imthatguytcb247
What was the result of you asking about gluten free options?
20 August 2015|
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Response from Patricia1943 | Reviewed this property |
Their main focus is Barbeque. Pork is not gluten-free nor is the bread or the slaw or the baked beans. mac & cheese, French fries, etc. etc. Do not believe they have anything that would fall into the gluten-free category... More
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MarkMM55
Which is the original location
26 July 2015|
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Response from mattbperryms | Reviewed this property |
The Poplar Avenue location.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 30
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 - 21:30
Monday
10:45 - 21:30
Tuesday
10:45 - 21:30
Wednesday
10:45 - 21:30
Thursday
10:45 - 21:30
Friday
10:45 - 22:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
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