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Corky's BBQ

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5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
(901) 685-9744
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:45 am - 10:00 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Friday night dinner with friends. Ordered wet ribs and friends ordered dry ribs both were delicious and so flavorful. The rolls amazing! Loved this place.

Thank BREZ6
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As my mouth was watering for a great meal, that's just what I got! Everything that I ordered was awesome. They are known for the bbq however, I had something different and the only thing that I regret is that I didn't get the bbq too... however, I didn't want to feel or look like porky!

Thank eastboogie
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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114 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is definitely worth any hype it receives! The original Corky's is laid back and full of ambiance. Our food came out very quickly after ordering. The small available parking lot is a confusing and inadequate at best, so try to visit at an off peak time. For the non pork eaters: the fried catfish is the best I've had... More 

Thank honolulusurf
Palm Bay
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Get your gut ready for some mouth watering BBQ. THERE'S nothing better. When in Memphis you have to go.

Thank 417frankw
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Seven in party on tiger football weekend. Fast service and the best catfish sammich I ever had. Everyone else in party really loved food which ranged from pork sandwiches to ribs to salad. Neat atmosphere.

Thank Dutchsausage
Manhattan, New York
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My first trip to Memphis and BBQ was on the bucket list. Went to Corky's as suggested by our Memphis based friends. No wait at all and were seated at once for lunch. We had a good spread, ribs-dry and wet, baked beans, corn on the cob, fried catfish, as suggested by our server and it did not disappoint. All... More 

Thank CharitoMay
Starkville, MS
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arrived around 8:30 pm. Ordered your basic BBQ plate. Meal arrived quick and was good. The bread they bring out before the meal was great.

Thank aikininja916
Huntington Beach, California
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Got to go to Corky's in Memphis after many years and really enjoyed my meal of the pulled pork sandwich. It was a little dry this particular time but covering it in the yummy BBQ sauce helped. Our server was very sweet and helpful. We were at the Germantown Parkway restaurant which used to be a theater and they have... More 

Thank Michael T
Andover, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went there for lunch last week. Luckily we walked right in. Varied menu focused on barbecue. Waiter we had was very professional and attentive. Would highly recommend for a reasonable meal in an interesting place. How many places can you get a beer for under $3.

Thank Betsy-Dana H
Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Corkys last night and loved having dinner there, we had pork ribs, beans, slaw and fries and our meal was wonderful. Atmosphere was great, service was exceptional, thank you Evelyn, our waitress. The best ribs we have had in a great while and would thoroughly recommend that you do not visit Memphis without going to Corkys BBQ!!

Thank Margie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, 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: (901) 685-9744

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