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“The BEST barbecue in Memphis” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Corky's BBQ

Corky's BBQ
5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
(901) 685-9744
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Ranked #14 of 1,262 restaurants in Memphis
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Annandale, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The BEST barbecue in Memphis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

If you only go to one barbecue place in Memphis, make it Corky's. The barbecue was absolutely the best I have ever had, and I recommend the dry ribs, though the wet ribs are very tasty, too. The rolls, baked in butter, and the baked beans and cole slaw were delicious. Service was great and the local beer was the perfect complement to the meal.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ATHENS
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Fabulous sandwich”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Was in Memphis last week and the hotel clerk recommended Corky's BBQ across the street for lunch. She told us the food was great. Decided to try it. Got there right at lunch time and the place was packed. Luckily got a table for two really quickly. When we told our waiter that we were first timers, he was so excited to introduce us to their menu and make suggestions. We ordered the pulled pork sandwich with homemade chips and beans. It came out to the table very quickly, hot and delicious. The BBQ sauce was all over me before I took my second bite. But that was okay because it was great. We intended to return that night for dinner but had eaten too much at lunch. The next time we are in Memphis, you can bet we will return to Corky's. Almost forgot to mention the wonderful rolls the waiter brought us when he brought our iced tea. Thanks for the fabulous sandwich.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“The Ribs!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Best Ribs I've ever had. Definitely go to this iconic restaurant for some famous Memphis BBQ - you wont' be disappointed!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canton, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Memphis BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Had a great meal at a great place to get Memphis BBQ. Our waitress was REALLY nice.

Favorite part of the meal was the Banana Pudding made with Wafers. Oh so good.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“The Best BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I am from memphis and know my BBQ. Corky's is the gold standard. The quality of meats and the sauces are unbeatable. I come here at least a couple of times a month with the family, and bring friends here that come from out of town. The staff is always so friendly and the atmosphere of the place is great.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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