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Corky's BBQ

5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
(901) 685-9744
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Ranked #10 of 1,253 restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Charlotte, NC
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I am a NC vinegar based BBQ fan but had to have some Memphis style BBQ. Went to Corky's for a pulled pork sandwich. Nice big place as BBQ restaurants go. While I am not as big of a fan of the sweeter, saucier Memphis style, the quality was really good. The sandwich had top quality pulled pork stacked high... More

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Maui, Hawaii
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Corky's has the best barbecue I have ever had. Every time I visit Memphis I eat here numerous times. Every item on their menu is delicious. I would strongly recommend eating here.

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Portage, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

If you talk to anybody in Memphis and ask for Great Ribs one name always comes up CORKY'S !! I heard all the talk from strangers to bartenders to waitress's and Corky's was always mentioned. We went there and I have to say after the Best Ribs I ever, ever, had. There are some other Restaurant's that serve Rib's we... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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127 reviews 127 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I really didn't find anything special about the food, and some of the dishes are way overpriced. The 3-meat combo plate was $25 and you got a pretty small portion of each, plus two little sauce-cups of sides. The food itself tasted good, but I don't see why others are saying it's so outstanding - it tasted like your average... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We have be in the area all week. We ate at Corky's twice this week in Pigeon Forge. The food was wonderful. We ate here a year ago when we were here and had looked forward to eating here again. Wish we had a Corky's BBQ in Mobile Alabama.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Large portions; we ordered the slab of ribs set for two. Amazing sweet tea (maybe better than mine)! Great friendly service every single time we visit. Delicious wet/dry ribs. Child ordered the kids spaghetti and loved it. I tasted it and it was really very good. We love eating at Corky's on Poplar!

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Centre, Alabama
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67 reviews 67 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Dry ribs are excellent. The pulled pork is outstanding. the atmosphere is excellent and prices are reasonable. Very clean.

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Food was GREAT! Serves was GREAT! and the price was fair! Corky's is a must while visiting Memphis. Be prepared to wait for a table unless you go early...everyone know how great they are!

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Baltimore, MD
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Small older looking restaurant, but the service is fast, the staff is very friendly & the food is awesome. I recommend the Dry Rub slab of ribs. They have the different sauces at your table that you can add. Very large portions, so go there hungry.

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Evansville, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Wife and I had a great meal. Very busy at lunch but Anita made it fun. She encouraged us to order onion rings along with our ribs/catfish combo we had decided to split. We also ordered extra cole slaw and beans (didn't want to look cheap) and hush puppies. So much food! So good! We had the dry rub and... More

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