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Corky's Bar-b-q

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

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 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
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
John S
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Columbia, Missouri
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Columbia, Missouri
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371 reviews 371 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 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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CorkysBBQ901, Guest Relations Manager at Corky's Bar-b-q, responded to this review

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

Memphis, Tennessee
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Pulled Chicken salad is huge and the ribs of course are world famous. I prefer a dry rub on my ribs and they have both.

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Cordova, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Have lunch buffet We'd great value All u can eat BBQ spagattie slaw Patato salad much more dessert and wonderful rolls

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Toledo, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

One of the Best Bar B que restaurants in Memphis. There pulled pork is amazing. Our service was so good too. Yummy, my daughter sends us the Ribs and Sauce.

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GERMANTOWN
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44 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Despite the proximity of Memphis to the Mississippi Delta and all it's farm-raised catfish, finding good, well-prepared catfish in this city is not always easy. When we came here 30 years ago, it was unbelievably sketchy to find good fried catfish. Over time, the hunt got easier, but in the past couple of years, it's back to being sketchy. The... More 

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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
  • 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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