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Corky's BBQ

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5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
+1 901-685-9744
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“onion loaf” (73 reviews)
“ribs” (890 reviews)
“pulled pork” (198 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ate here twenty-eight years ago and it was excellent. Today not so much. Ordered the Brisket plate and the Pulled-pork plate. There were only 4 thinly sliced pieces of beef on the brisket plate. Had expected a nice serving for the price. Had to take...More

Thank T S
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a neat experience. There on a Monday evening with a group of 21. Place was packed to the gills. We are seated and we got one server. After a short while and after we got drinks, she asked if we were ready to order....More

Thank Davidtw41
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate lunch here and the food was very good. Place was packed, we got the last parking space in the lot, but glad we went in. The bbq is very good with choice of dry or wet rubs on the ribs. Its worth the...More

Thank Edward M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always enjoy great barbecue at Corkys. We’ve been eating at this restaurant for years. Great half onion loaf plenty for 2-3 people. Hot rolls are my favorite. Love their ribs, drummies, turkey. Have never been disappointed. Parking is difficult at busy times.

Thank shirley202
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on an early Sunday evening so enjoyed an adult beverage in the bar while waiting a shorter time than told. Attentive helpful service, food came quickly. Both of us had dry rub ribs, tender fall off the bone, not salty, meaty ribs, nice bark!...More

Thank Suedrs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a late dinner and was not disappointed. The grilled half chicken was amazing and my wife was very pleased with the ribs. The smoked wings were outstanding. We were lucky enough to come on a special anniversary and received a free bottle...More

Thank BroderickSantiago
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we generally avoid chain restaurants, we make an exception for Corky's. Really good ribs and brisket. The ribs have a great smoke flavor and brisket is moist and flavorful. Meat comes dry rubbed or sauced. Opted for the sauced ribs; good choice. They have...More

Thank nancyj322
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing! We got our ribs half & half but I much preferred the dry rub. Also the onion loaf was delicious but large - I'd suggest getting the small. This should be your number 1 BBQ stop in Memphis. Outstanding!

Thank edwardstx
Reviewed 1 week ago

The barbecue is average at this restaurant. Cool atmosphere but very limited parking. Prices are a little high for what you get.

Thank el0963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this BBQ place and notice they had limited parking. However the catfish was delicious. Our waitress Jennifer did a great job. At the end of my meal I asked to try the banana pudding and all I can say is I couldn’t eat...More

Thank dc02109
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December 29, 2017|
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Response from Corky's B | Property representative |
We deliver locally through Uber Eats and we ship all over the country from our website!
Aidan M
September 16, 2017|
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Response from gramgo | Reviewed this property |
They have a full bar in the front and serve just about anything you might want. Enjoy!
May 18, 2016|
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Response from SDCandybar | Reviewed this property |
It gets shipped overnight in a styrofoam box with dry ice. Everything comes frozen, but thaws and heats up nicely.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
10:45 AM - 10:00 PM
10:45 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-685-9744
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