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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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American, Barbecue
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Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Drive Thru
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a long drive to eat at this restaurant where we'd previously had delicious ribs. Upon arrival, we were disappointed to find that their dining room was closed and they were only serving Take Out. After deliberation, we decided to place a To go...order for a full slab of ribs, half dry and half sauced, baked beans, cole slaw, hush puppies and mac and cheese. We waited and then took our meals to a nearby park for our picnic lunch. To my taste, the ribs were over cooked while the cole slaw and extra sauce we requested were missing. Once this pandemic is over, I'd recommend Corky's again, but not before.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 30, 2020 via mobile

Went there during the pandemic. Ordered on line and it was not very easy. The food was delivered to my car on time and the meal was delicious. We had the brisket platters with beans and slaw. Brisket was delicious. We also had pecan pie...and it was savory. Highly recommend it. Please fix the online ordering.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

We had been here several years ago. Came here and it was excellent. We tried the ribs ( half dry and half wet) with several sides. Just love these ribs. The sides were fair. The Mac and cheese and also the beans were average. Coleslaw...good! Also tried a potato with pulled pork and bbq sauce and cheese. Very good!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

Out of towner that has gone to Corkys since the 1990’s. The restaurant has slipped badly based on my last visit. Six of us arrived for an early lunch. The restaurant was maybe half filled. We were promptly seated and our server was Anita. What...Anita lacked in service, she more than made up in sassy gab. We placed our order and Anita disappeared. (This would be a theme through lunch.). After a long time we actually saw our server again and inquired about our appetizers. Anita said they were just about ready-and soon appeared with them. At the one hour mark, I managed to see Anita and mentioned we had been seated an hour and wondered when our food would arrive? Anita said it “she could see it on the horizon”and disappeared. 20 minutes later, our orders arrived. 2 of the 6 orders were wrong and those diners had to wait another 10 minutes. The pulled pork was decent but the brisket and ribs were very average (and that’s being kind). Beans below average. When we were done, we had to wait a good while to find Anita and Paul our checks. Two hours after entering, we were ready to leave. All six diners agreed there was much better BBQ experiences in Memphis.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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corkysb2017, Marketing at Corky's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2020

Lloyd, Thank you for your feedback. We take pride in serving great food and providing excellent service, and I'm disappointed to hear that we missed the mark on this visit. When you have some time, please contact me at cwilliams@corkysbbq.com so that I can further...More

Reviewed March 8, 2020

Party of 4 had lunch specials with pork sandwiches, 1/4 slabs of dry & wet, spaghetti, Mac n cheese, coleslaw...and a bourbon flight. Reasonably priced, tasted good (mac n cheese needed a little something, so added BBQ sauce), decor interesting, restrooms okay, parking tight.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

I own my own bbq business. I am always on the lookout for good bbq when I travel. Corky's did not disappoint. Great food and very friendly staff. A must stop.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 4, 2020

We had to visit Corky's with some relatives from out of town who wanted to go there. I really don't care for their BBQ so I ordered the tamales, based on some of the reviews I read here. Well, I was really disappointed. The tamales...were hard and dried out on the ends as if they had been reheated and over cooked. I asked the waitress if that was normal and she said no, and took them away and brought me another serving. Well the second serving was really no better than the first. I gave up and just did not eat them. My husband got ribs which he enjoyed and our guests ate BBQ sandwiches which they said was good. Our waitress was wonderful and everyone else liked their food, but the tamales were horrible. I know they sell frozen ones in the grocery stores......perhaps that is what I got. Perhaps they just had a bad tamale night but they won't get my order again. Don't order the tamales! They were NOT good!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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corkysb2017, Marketing at Corky's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2020

Lbangle, Thank you for your feedback. We take pride in serving great food and providing excellent service, and while I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the service and the other guests enjoyed their BBQ, I'm disappointed to hear that we missed the mark with...More

Reviewed February 18, 2020

My husband & I visit Corkies at least once a year in our travels & order from QVC their food & always great...until this year. Food was good but waiters made us feel like they didn't want to wait on us & other white people...sitting next to us. What is going on here with there help? Don't know if we will continue to go there anymore.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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corkysb2017, Marketing at Corky's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2020

Shannon, Thank you for your feedback. We take pride in serving great food and providing excellent service, and I'm disappointed to hear that we missed the mark on this visit. When you have some time, please contact me at cwilliams@corkysbbq.com so that I can further...More

Reviewed February 16, 2020

Wow! Staff was accessible and quick, I appreciate being checked on. Food was awesome!! Get the ribs. Wish I had this restaurant near me!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

The food was great and the service was even better. Make sure and take some of the dry rub and sauce home.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Neville O
June 16, 2018|
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Response from BarbeeAL | Reviewed this property |
Prob a good idea. They are busy
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December 29, 2017|
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Response from corkysb2017 | Property representative |
We deliver locally through Uber Eats and we ship all over the country from our website!
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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!
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