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Corky's BBQ

5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
+1 901-685-9744
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“onion loaf” (68 reviews)
“pulled pork” (191 reviews)
“ribs” (881 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

Stopped in after another restaurant was found to be closed. The place was hopping, but we got right in. Great waitress, knew the menu, knew the history and provided excellent service. We tried a chicken and rib plate and a pulled pork plate. Both were...More

Thank Chuck8700
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was an older place, but nonetheless famous. My dad went there when he had gone to Memphis before, so he suggested it. It had a line (10-15 minutes) that probably wasn't worth waiting it. The meat was very moist, but they smothered it in...More

Thank AGCATransplant
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited here while traveling thru Memphis. We saw reviews on TripAdvisor and was not let down by fellow members. Great Memphis style dry rub ribs. The onion loaf was pretty good, but had we known how good their rolls they give out were, would...More

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were passing through from watching the eclipse. We wanted to eat some BBQ so we stopped at Corky's. The host told us it would be a 30 minute or less wait. We sat down to wait a party of 6 walked...More

Thank mebanes
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my 1st time in Memphis & I was told this was the BEST place to eat BBQ. Well if this was the best, then I hate to eat at the worst. The food was just ok. My husband & I ordered the pick...More

Thank NShields111
Reviewed 5 days ago

When my wife and I travel, we like to try barbaque from all over. This was excellent barbaque. The ribs were moist and fell off the bone. The sauces were great and the rolls were really good. They give you plenty of food. My wife...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have always heard that Memphis barbecue rivals that of Texas. So when passing through Memphis, we thought we should put the taste to a fair and balanced test (forget the fact I am from Texas). Corky's Barbecue is rated as one of the top...More

Thank CoolPapaGreen
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing BBQ! Must do when in Memphis TN. Close to the airport so can make a quick stopover before heading to wherever you are going. Great service and staff. BBQ falls off the bone, I preferred the wet to the dry ribs. The Lynchburg Lemonade...More

Thank Teresa O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You wont go in unless you plan to. And you must plan to go there. Fair pricing, friendly staff and very good food and beer. Dont miss this out once you are in Memphis. Be aware of some waiting time.

Thank b0574
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Corky's BBQ is some of the best. The rolls are really good. The food is not expensive at all. It is alot of food for what you pay for. Their banana pudding is delicious as well.

Thank lalabby_504
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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.
August 19, 2015|
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Response from Patricia1943 | Reviewed this property |
Their main focus is Barbeque. Pork is not gluten-free nor is the bread or the slaw or the baked beans. mac & cheese, French fries, etc. etc. Do not believe they have anything that would fall into the gluten-free category... More
July 25, 2015|
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Response from mattbperryms | Reviewed this property |
The Poplar Avenue location.
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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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