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Corky's BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Troy, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our dinner and server Suzzy were fabulous. We are from MO. Our visit was very enjoyable. Our first time to the smoky mountains. It was amazing going to the top.

Thank Teresa P
Columbia, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a good family meal. Our server Brock was great, very attentive and really did a good job taking care of us.

Thank Jahne S
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this place because we saw it on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. It had very good BBQ and looking at the history of the restaurant was very interesting

Thank Lisa R
Ridgewood, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Upon entering you will see pictures of famous people who enjoy Corky's. Our waiter was very good. We were given delicious hot yummy rolls with butter. We decided to order a lunch portion of the BBQ nachos. They are different but good. For my entree I ordered the loaded potato and a side of hush puppies. My husband ordered the... More 

Thank Rebecca O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On Wednesdays, Corkys has a great lunch buffet! Barbecue, sausage, spaghetti, barbecue chicken, veggies, salads, rolls and banana pudding.... A great sampling of their many tasty dishes. All you can eat.

Thank Sweetsetc
Yuma, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 830 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were so disappointed... Cute place lots of history but the food, not so much.. Started off with 1/2 a loaf of onions which were terrible, like pancake batter in the middle, uck!!! Had Big Daddy and it was just blah!!!

Thank 2013TravelinFool
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Corky's has really stepped up its ribs game. They now rival any in town. I'd go for the dry ribs myself, but everyone has to make their own choice. If you steer away from Pork, the BBQ chicken is great. Can't go wrong. And their brisket of beef is pretty dang good. We drive through mostly and the food is... More 

Thank MemphisZ
Morristown, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Corky's was just ok. We got ribs and they were ok. The sauce was Carolina sweet and pretty good. I had potato salad, wasnt my taste.. It was vinegar base and had bacon in them. We would not be apposed to eating again but wouldn't make a huge effort to ensure that a meal was had by all.

Thank LisaTH3110
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We routinely take visitors for a true taste of Memphis BBQ and a fun, relaxed atmosphere. We've never had a disappointed guest.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service, delicious BBQ. The sandwiches were great, the BBQ nachos were amazing and the twice baked potato salad was out of this world. Next time we are in Memphis, we will come here!

Thank 15glaser

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, 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?