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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” (76 reviews)
“pulled pork” (203 reviews)
“ribs” (899 reviews)
Open Now
10:45 am - 9:30 pm Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I used tripadvisor to find the best local Memphis BBQ during our trip and I'm glad I did. This place is awesome. Great food and service. Prices are comparable. They give you plastic souvenir drink cups to take with you. Brisket is out of this...More

Thank fmhsgrad96
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had some great BBQ here. Large menu selection with so much to choose from. Sides were good too. We can’t wait to come back. Only negative is that it is a very small parking lot.

Thank Heather Z
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been eating BBQ at Corky's (and not only) for over 2 decades, and Corky's has been ove favorite all along, but it is worth noting that, with the new "Muddy Ribs" they truly surpassed themselves, bringing truly the best of both worlds together!

Thank aiannacc65
Reviewed 4 days ago

Let me just start off by saying that the food is just amazing and it is reasonably priced! It is great for a family night out, or even a night with friends! Friendly, speedy service :)

Thank MonkeyOfAwesomeness
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was here in 1996 and I can say that the place hasn’t changed much. It still has the best pulled pork and onion loaf. My family raves about the dry and wet ribs too!!

Thank Wjpepe
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We eat Corky’s barbecue every Christmas Day, we have done it for the past 9 years. Of course we order ahead & my husband picks it up. Their barbecue is outstanding but that peach cobbler will make you wanna slap your mama. I find myself...More

Thank Linda Banks F
Reviewed 5 days ago

...wolfing down a slab of dry rub pork ribs at Corky's on Poplar? Probably not, but you never know this being Evlis week (August 9 - 18) in Memphis. And what better place to celebrate the King of Rock than at what is arguably the...More

Thank bbchea
Reviewed 5 days ago

Every time we travel through Memphis, TN we stop at Corky's for delicious BBQ. BBQ just doesn't get any better. Also, every time we stop, we take away a lot more than we ate there. This place is marvelous. The meats are fabulous, the rub...More

Thank Donald B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love that they give you bibs automatically! Dinner rolls are buttery. Coleslaw was slightly sweet tasting. Ordered the ‘dry’ ribs. All smoked meat sandwiches came with cole slaw on them. Nice to have spaghetti on the menu for the kids. Baked beans were nothing special.

Thank Jolene B
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been 18 years since I've had a chance to come back to eat at Corky's BBQ. I remember having the best dry ribs I've ever eaten. So without hesitation, I reordered the same- just regular non-spiced dry ribs. Best qualities: Great service; atmosphere was...More

Thank EaglesNest34
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Neville O
17 June 2018|
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Response from BarbeeAL | Reviewed this property |
Prob a good idea. They are busy
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!
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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, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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