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Corky's BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
+1 901-685-9744
10:45 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:45 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 10:45 - 22:00
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Memphis, Tennessee
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118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A friend ran out and brought us all sandwiches from corky's for lunch-quick, fast and delicious. Their sauce has just enough zing to it.

Thank mmemphis2016
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is my second trip to Corky's. Any time I return to a barbeque restaurant you can bet it is good. It is so good that I actually bought a shirt which, for me, is something. The staff is cheerful and helpful, and they play good music. The dry rub ribs are fall apart good, and the brisket is pretty... More 

Thank wallismx
Memphis, Tennessee, Usa
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When it comes to Bar-B-Q Memphis holds its own. There are several great locations and Corky's does not disappoint. I can't say I have a "Favorite" BBQ place but I love their ribs. Whether you like wet or dry, I'm sure you will love their ribs as well. I usually get half and half but my favorite would definitely be... More 

Thank Susan H
Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Corky's is the real Memphis, best in the world BBQ. Dry ribs or wet ribs. Pork or beef or chicken. Mouth watering great! Onion ring loaf that's awesome, & requires doubling your Lipitor. Terrific service. Just puts a smile on your face. Can get you out of any funk you are in. Run and be happy!

Thank Bubbie C
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes,Memphis, Tennessee has many choices of delicious choices when it comes to BBQ restaurants but our family prefers Corky' s when asked to choose.You simply must try the onion ring loaf because it is simply to die for and I am not kidding you in any way. They also have a convenient drive through which is very convenient!!Go Corky' s!!♡♡♡

Thank John D
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate ourselves stupid! For lunch. It required two naps and we didn't go out that night. The wet ribs I had were phenomenal. My business partners and I thought the ribs (on a national scale) were not quite as good as Dreamland in Tuscaloosa, but like I said, that didn't stop us. Wet ribs were everything you'd expect a... More 

1 Thank PirateG
West Memphis, Arkansas
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good BBQ, great hush puppies and excellent mayonnaise based tater salad. I've tried 2 locations one in Collierville Tn and one in Olive Branch MS both were good and had great service.

Thank debug013
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

According to the reviews this must be one of the best BBQ places in Memphis so my expectations where high. What a disappointment! We order dry ribs and a chicken combo. After we placed the order the meals were served within 10 minutes which tells me that the food was not freshly cooked. The taste proved that. Dry ribs were... More 

Thank Marcel d
Dallas, United States
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Corey's was good and certainly nice for lunch. Mostly pork and chicken on the menu. Sausage and sauces were really good.

Thank Debra P
Booneville, Mississippi
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten at Corky's since it opened , it was one of the best things Memphis had going for it. Went there yesterday mid afternoon for carry out ( eat while watching game) ribs were over cooked, pulled pork tasted as if it had been on a warmer all afternoon. We will not go back. When I eat out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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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