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Corky's Bar-B-Q

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743 W Poplar Ave, Collierville, TN 38017
(901) 405-4999
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10:45 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:45 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
Good place for casual dining

The food is always great and the service is fast and pleasant. Memphis is known for it's fine pork barbecue and Corkey's is one of my favorites.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The food is always great and the service is fast and pleasant. Memphis is known for it's fine pork barbecue and Corkey's is one of my favorites.

Thank Catfishqueen1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I'm not a huge fan of BBQ, but this place has made me change my tune. The brisket was so moist and tender. Ribs were falling off the bone and even the catfish was spot on. Service was very friendly and food came quick and piping hot. Would definitely visit again.

Thank raiderang19
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Picked up take out. Ribs were meaty and moist.Sides were very tasty. Find this restaurant prepares consistently good food.

Thank Michael G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Now I have had great NC bow and my wife is very picky.. Corky's made her feel at home. We had ribs and a bbq basket. The place is busy and the food is good. Definitely a staple in Memphis. The people are very pleasant.. Look forward to coming back. Well done Corky well done....

Thank Lamar M
Killeen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

My husband's military reunion decided that we were going to eat at Corky's Bar-B-Q on Saturday night. The sat up two long tables for around 26 people and when they we didn't feel crowded at all. I ordered the bar-b-q ribs and boy was I surprised when they came as I was given two (2) racks of ribs. Let me... More 

Thank Connie D
Germantown, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Occasionally I will order Corky's to pick up in the drive thru. I find their BBQ to be average. Good but nothing special. It is my go to BBQ when I am too tired to get out of my car!

Thank jwillstp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

The ribs just come right off the bone!! The dry ribs are amazing. We didn't really care for the BBQ nachos but everything else was great!!

Thank JuejueRN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is a great location for Corkey's but the original at 5259 Poplar Ave in East Memphis is still my favorite. What can one say but that since 1984 Corkey's has been making great southern BBQ and ribs. The Collierville location certainly carries on the tradition. We had the ribs and as usual they were smoked to perfection. Great rubs... More 

Thank nickninty9
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The atmosphere in Collierville location is not as good as the original restaurant on Poplar in East Memphis - but the food is terrific. Have used the catering from East Memphis location - I never have a party without Corky's bbq pulled pork and bbq beans!

Thank kstarrzzz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

mes BBQ is sometimes too dry, even with extra corkys sauce. Take out is easy and tasty too. Definitely one of the better BBQ joints, but having a choice of dark (moist) vs. white (dry) meat would be helpful.

Thank SymnCwl

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 743 W Poplar Ave, Collierville, TN 38017
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Collierville
  • Phone Number: (901) 405-4999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
10:45 am - 9:00 pm
10:45 am - 9:00 pm
10:45 am - 9:00 pm
10:45 am - 9:00 pm
10:45 am - 9:00 pm
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
10:45 am - 9:30 pm

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