We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Corky's BBQ

5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
+1 901-685-9744
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“onion loaf” (73 reviews)
“ribs” (890 reviews)
“pulled pork” (198 reviews)
Open Now
10:45 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (2,208)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 2,172 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We should have tried the wet ribs and not the dry ribs. Although they were tender and fell off the bone, they were very salty. The pecan pie was very good also.

Thank Olddog1949
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their BBQ is some of the best anywhere. You can order just anything off the menu and will be amazed. I highly recommend the ribs, both wet and dry, and the chicken is “fall off the bone” excellent as well. A lot of Gluten Free...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I judge every BBQ joint by it's brisket. This place has excellent brisket. Very tender brisket and slices were served very thick with hardly no fat at all. The beans were also very good. My wife had the giant baked potato with cheese and pulled...More

Thank jweaver21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We figured we were in Memphis so we needed to have bbq. After a little searching we decided to try Corkys. As soon as we pulled in the parking lot we could smell it and we were not disappointed. We had ribs, chicken and brisket...More

Thank Dan E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a week in Memphis we were ribbed out, so we headed to Cozy to try the Cornish hen and Wings. Both were very good, we got the medium sauce and they were nicely spiced and seasoned. We would not hesitate to get both again,...More

Thank darwinmoore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the muddy ribs, brisket and chicken. All was great and too much for lunch so we took the leftovers home for dinner.

Thank Greg_travels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Memphis for hubbies birthday, based on reviews he chose Corky’s and we were not disappointed. Wonderful service, delicious bbq and ribs Next time onion loaf

Thank BarbeeAL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For Memphis which is supposed to be great for BBQ. I wasn't impressed at all. The chicken was very dry and disappointing. This will be the last time I go here.More

Thank msedlacek2018
Bonnie P, General Manager at Corky's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We regret to hear you were not pleased with your recent visit to Corky's. Your description of your recent visit does not reflect the level of service we expect or our customers have come to expect from Corky's. Would you mind emailing us your contact...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the atmosphier is great, the service is good. I had the BBQ chiken sandwich for lunch and it was good and tender.

Thank deang8729
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ribs are always excellent here. I prefer the dry ribs. Sometimes I am tempted to try another rib restaurant in Memphis, but I keep coming back to Corky's. Why change when the ribs are so good here. The sides are also good, so it...More

Thank yadkinvalleycouple
Nearby HotelsSee all 140 hotels in Memphis
Hampton Inn Memphis-Poplar
800 reviews
.18 km away
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Memphis
1,149 reviews
1.07 km away
Hilton Memphis
1,144 reviews
1.70 km away
Marriott Memphis East
220 reviews
1.75 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen
162 reviews
.64 km away
Buckley's Restaurant East
178 reviews
.32 km away
Hog and Hominy
298 reviews
.63 km away
Nearby Attractions
Dixon Gallery & Gardens
189 reviews
2.83 km away
Memphis Botanic Garden
342 reviews
2.85 km away
Crystal Shrine Grotto
105 reviews
1.19 km away
Theatre Memphis
21 reviews
2.17 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
30 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing