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Corky's Bar-b-q

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1740 N Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN 38016-3307
(901) 737-1988
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10:45 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 55
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 5
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Oh yeah! DELICIOUS appetizers and meals!

This restaurant has great ambiance for a Bar-B-Q place! The outside looks like a HUGE Bar B Q shack. The food is so good that they ship it around the world! If you go, do not miss the warm Chocolate Fudge pie with ice cream. To me this is the highlight of the meal. There is ample parking and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
Beverly M
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Atoka, Tennessee
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Atoka, Tennessee
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This restaurant has great ambiance for a Bar-B-Q place! The outside looks like a HUGE Bar B Q shack. The food is so good that they ship it around the world! If you go, do not miss the warm Chocolate Fudge pie with ice cream. To me this is the highlight of the meal. There is ample parking and plenty... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I went one night and had the catfish platter with potato salad and hush puppies. The hush puppies are some of the best I ever had. Potato salad was great too just wish it was a bigger serving. Great place to eat the wait staff was great. Food was so good I went back the next night and had the... More 

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Pittsburg, Kansas
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We were traveling through Memphis on our way to Little Rock. We wanted to get BBQ from Corky's because of a previous positive experience. So we placed a to-go order that would allow us to pick up the BBQ as we traveled through town. We had some special requirements -- one of us was driving and wanted to have the... More 

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CorkysBBQ901, Guest Relations Manager at Corky's Bar-b-q, responded to this review

Hi Nancy, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your experience. I'd like to get some more information from you so we can address your concerns. Please be on the lookout for a private message from me! Thanks, Jan Klein Corky's Memphis More 

Bartlett, Tennessee
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We were seated at a table that we could hardly squeeze into because of overcrowding. Don't usually mind but this was even giving the wait staff problems. Our waitress commented that we were given a bad seating situation. May be time to thin out one or two tables to make patrons more comfortable. Enjoyed the food, but didn't want to... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Went here with family while visiting the Memphis area. Great rolls and appetizers. Good bbq. Sauce wasn't the Memphis style (vinegar based) that I was expecting but overall it was a nice place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The food is delicious and the service is fantastic! The atmosphere is most pleasant and the facility is extremely clean!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Loved this joint. Wood plank walks, 50s tunes and the best simple memphis style bbq. Perfect cheap lunch and always order memphis style w slaw on top!!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I was EXTREMELY impressed with the wait staff. Peggy (our waitress) was attentive but not overbearing. She appeared extremely knowledgeable of the items on the menu and was able to direct the members of our party to the items that best suited us individually, We had the dry rub and wet ribs, and the brisket. Everything was outstanding to include... More 

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Memphis, Tenn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

For many years, Corky's was my favorite Memphis BBQ restaurant. Unfortunately the years have not been kind to this venerable establishment. On my last visit, despite a nearly empty restaurant, we had to hunt down a waitress after being seated for 10 minutes. When she finally came, she was unhappy that we felt she had been less than attentive, and... More 

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CorkysBBQ901, Guest Relations Manager at Corky's Bar-b-q, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your experience at our Cordova location, John. I’ve sent you a follow up message in your inbox so I may address your concerns. I look forward to hearing back from you! Thanks, Jan Klein Corky’s Memphis More 

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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151 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Great ribs. Tried the dry and wet and the dry was much better. Pulled pork was good. Catfish was good. Hush puppies were excellent. Turkey wasn't too good. Sour dough bread was good.

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Thank you for stopping by. We're glad you found some favorites! More 

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Additional Information about Corky's Bar-b-q

Address: 1740 N Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN 38016-3307
Phone Number: (901) 737-1988
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cordova
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1740 N Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN 38016-3307
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cordova
  • Phone Number: (901) 737-1988

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:45 am - 10:00 pm

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