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Corky's BBQ

5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
(901) 685-9744
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Ranked #15 of 1,265 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
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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
Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Forget the mile high stack of onion rings, the pulled pork that falls apart it is so tender, the great service and music, and the laughter rolling through the place. All that is just atmosphere for the real attraction .... the RIBS!!!!! Next decision, wet or dry? My wife says I am missing the entire experience by having the ribs... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

I have had two bad experiences at Corky's recently. One was in the midtown one on poplar where I came to early, I guess, at lunch time and the ribs had been re-heated and weren't what I came there for. The second was at the Cordova location and there, my table was satisfied with their ribs but mine definitely had... More

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Paris, France
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I stopped over in Memphis for a night on a road trip and Corky's stole the show. After eating BBQ throughout Texas I totally get why people go crazy for Memphis BBQ, and Corky's really knows what they're doing. We had the best server who made me feel so welcome and taken care of with her true southern hospitality. The... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We picked this off of trip advisor! All I can say is this was one of the best places we have stopped at on our travels! I had pulled pork salad, my husband had BBQ chicken plate..cooked to perfection! If you're given a chance to eat here, do! Waitress was great too, nakeshia...you won't regret your choice..!

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Staten Island, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Fabulous is all I can say. The family ordered combo plates so everyone got to taste everything. The specialty dry rub ribs were so tender and fell off the bone and melted in your mouth. The brisket was good as well, the smoked chicken was excellent, as well the BBQ shrimp was great.. There will be something for everyone.. If... More

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Darwin, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I had done a lot of research on Corky's before we went to Memphis.however, we made the mistake of eating before we arrived, big mistake. The ribs are excellent. We had the salad with ribs and loved them. I will certainly be seeking out Corky's if I am lucky enough to be in Memphis again.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I dont eat like this...maybe ever, but I needed to go out with some co workers and we wanted the BBQ experience so we choose this spot. I must say...there are no ribs like this anywhere else. I am not the best expert but my co workers are, and the agreed. It is a fun place with just great quality... More

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myreviewsareaccurate
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Ordered the briquette. Left hungry. The beans were loaded with BBQ sauce. Is that necessary? My wife ordered turkey and her servings were worse than mine. My advice is drive two blocks west down the street to Caps BBQ.

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michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Visited Corky's on a busy Saturday night. I had the wet/dry ribs which were excellent. The rest of the family had pulled pork. We were all pleased. My son raved about the banana pudding. Would definitely recommend. We had our food delivered in less than five minutes.

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Waco, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Got the rack split for two and with the four sides was plenty of food for a couple and child. Ribs had a smokey flavor, but not overwhelmingly so. Meat was a great balance of tenderness and firmness: not so limp that they had no structure and could not be eaten off the bone, but also not so tough that... More

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