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Corky's BBQ

5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
(901) 685-9744
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Ranked #10 of 1,251 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
Little Rock, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Richton Park, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is a little hole in the wall, with some of the best barbecue. I will definitely go back. Service a little slow, but it was worth it.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

As a Brit who likes his BBQ this place is just the best. Taken for lunch on the first visit during a business trip and was quite reserved giving the ribs and brisket combo a try out - awesome!! Never having experienced Memphis 'dry' style ribs before I was completely converted, definitely down as the best I have ever had.... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Very disappointed. After hearing and reading all the great reviews, I was expecting more. The ribs were cold and dried out. The beef sandwich was greasy and fatty. The beer was good. The BBQ sauce is good, but just average. I had the dry ribs and if you like them cold and salty, these are just for you. I would... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

On our way to Little Rock we got a little hungry. We stopped in to have some famous Memphis BBQ. It was well worth our stop. We're a family of 7 & getting a dinner out that everyone approves of can be a challenge. Our whole crew LOVED Corky's! Our waitress, Anita, is a peach! She took our order &... More

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Tucson, AZ
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

While traveling my husband and I stayed in Memphis and we wanted to try some good "Memphis" BBQ. We looked up several places and this one had great reviews and not far from our hotel on American Way. The atmosphere was humming with happy people at 7:30. Though they said a 30 minute wait it was only 5. My husband... More

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