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Corky's BBQ

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5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
(901) 685-9744
10:45 am - 10:00 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Best BBQ I've ever had!!! Every time we're in Memphis we always make a point to stop in at Corky's!!! The wet and dry pork ribs are unbelievably delicious!!! The fried catfish is incredible!!! The staff is friendly and very attentive and always make us feel at home! You have to try Corky's on Poplar Ave at least once...you'll love... More 

Thank Paul S
Bismarck, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have such a time with BBQ because I lived in Kansas City and sometimes you don't know who's the best BBQ in Kansas City one day or another. Corky's is ok, really good flavor in the sauces. The meats were ok to, for me to say that you might just love it. I'm not a fan of heat food... More 

Thank Nick S
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We liked the atmosphere and the ribs were really good. The fresh rolls were a surprising treat. The service was also great.

Thank ceebee1978
Dunwoody, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I got here late on a Monday night, not the best time to show up at a bbq restaurant. Ribs were pretty good, pork was a bit dried out. The sauce was good and the hot rolls were very good. I actually went here as it was across from my hotel and was very convenient. While the bbq was serviceable,... More 

Thank GTLorenzo
Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped in for a bite of lunch and ordered the beef brisket - and it was delicious. Service was outstanding and a party of two were in and out within 30 minutes! Highly recommend!!

Thank Travelle R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So, traveling with friends, talking about what we wanted for lunch, and we had the windows rolled down. Stopped at a red light, and the smell of BBQ was so awesome, we had to figure out where it was coming from and eat there. We found the source of the smell at Corky's BBQ. We were SO glad we stopped... More 

Thank Helen S
Monroe, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We made the delightful discovery of The Original Corkey's BBQ, just about across from our hotel. Later, we learned that Trip Advisor folks from all over had rated it nearly a 5 star, and we could see why. First of all, the flagship store for any chain has a big load of expectations to carry. We saw this at the... More 

Thank Stephen A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Meaty, smoky, hot and covered in Corky's sauce-- how could a rib great any better? Started by sharing some drummies and a cheese plate. Corky's drummies are perfect. Hard not to make a meal out of them all by themselves! Throw in some cold, cold beer and made for a great night!

Thank 2316
Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Totally surprised with the catfish...always got the bbq but was told to try the catfish and was hooked!!

Thank RendezvousSpot
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant has been around for a while and offers a variety of southern delights including three of my faves: the sausage and cheese tray, the smoked turkey salad and, of course, the mouth-watering barbecue!

Thank 60juner

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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?