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5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
(901) 685-9744
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Ranked #12 of 1,270 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:45 am - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Philadelphia, PA
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227 reviews 227 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Spectacular ribs and Chicken. I use the drive thru for the first time you can actually go right up around the corner and the order I did not know that but you can order just like a regular drive thru and then I'll bring it out to you 5 minutes later. They also take your order ahead of time over... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I only had time in Memphis for one meal of BBQ, so I asked around. Finding absolutely NO consensus, I decided on Corky's. Being solo, I sat at the bar - very good service and two games on the tv's. Good local beer. I ordered a Rib and Brisket combo - the Brisket was very good, but the ribs just... More 

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Judging by the amount of people in the restaurant it is obvious that they a running a good business. The food was OK. I guess that I had heard so much about this restaurant that my expectations may have been higher. Reasonably priced and quick in and out if that is what you are looking for.

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Suwanee, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

My visit was o.k. the service was just ok. I took my mother and sister we arrived before the dinner crowd hoping service would be prompt it wasn't. The food was ok I have had better from Corky my mother's food had to go back . I am gonna assume it was just an off day.

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Commerce Twp, MI
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

When friends that live in Memphis suggested Corky's, they told us that it was their very favorite and was indicative of true southern BBQ. They spoke correctly. We first enjoyed the onion loaf appetizer and then on to pulled pork sandwiches that were scrumptious. They were very busy and we did wait a very long time for first, our beverages,... More 

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Tigard, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My first visit to Corky's was over a year ago and we had to wait almost an hour to get a table...but believe me the wait was worth it! Since then, I've discovered the drive thru, and now, a rack of dry rub ribs is a staple of every trip I make to Memphis.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The food was great! The menu had so many great choices that our only regret was we only made it there once during our Memphis trip. The service was great too. Fortunately we were there for lunch during the week so there weren't the long lines that we saw previous nights when driving by. I highly recommend Corky's to anyone... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have eaten here numerous times. Just tonight in fact. It isn't far from me and there are many other choices in Memohis, especially if you want barbecue, but I love Corkys. I like ribs, the flavor, the light sauce, the tender meat. The service is always bright and shiny, like they love working there. I have been told it... More 

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Forest City
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

First time in town, and had to try Corky's. Man! What a rack of ribs! Prepared to perfection! Take a big appetite- you'll need it. A belly full of pork greatness. Go and enjoy the best food around!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

BBQ just the way I like it, tender with a wonderful sweet & tangy sauce! The slaw is great too. It's sort of mustard-ish, also tangy and sweet.

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Additional Information about Corky's BBQ

Address: 5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
Phone Number: (901) 685-9744
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
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 0 - 30
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse

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