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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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Conyers, Georgia
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must have for our family every time we are in the Memphis area. The service is always good and the food is excellent, especially the ribs.

Thank sportsmom204
Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything is good, the tea, barbecue and sides. I've never had anything that wasn't excellent. The service is also great.

Thank Cricket999999
Holly Springs, Mississippi
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I got to the Collierville TN location. I always get good food and the sweet tea is excellent! along with the excellent service I get . I makes me enjoy my meal even more for the fast and friendly service we get.

Thank doswalt
New York
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped here while visiting Memphis based on Trip Advisor reviews. The food was fine, but I've had better BBQ elsewhere, in cities not really known for their BBQ. If you are visiting Memphis, I'd look for something else.

Thank Charles B
Rising Sun, Maryland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well I am glad I read trip advisor's reviews for this one. The food was awesome. We have talking about trying Memphis BBQ for two years. This was worth the wait. Awesomely friendly waitress that was able to manage a large number of tables quickly and with percussion! Awesome food, great music awesome service! Since we aren't from area, was... More 

Thank Lori W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Passing through Memphis, we had decided to stop and eat at Corky's. I had heard positive reviews and wanted to give it a try. Went on a Sunday evening and it was very crowded. The brisket was very bland and tasted like it was cooked in a microwave. The ribs were just ok, definitely not the fall off the bones... More 

Thank Ashlin1
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, wonderful ribs, great staff, parking was not so good. Well worth the wait. Would definitely go back again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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313 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Corky's is consistent and we eat take out here frequently. The ribs are delish but the pulled pork is rather dry. Good, not great, BBQ. Service is generally slow, with a line and a wait, even in the drive through.

Thank SymnCwl
Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Every single time me and my son eat at Corky's we are very pleased with the food and the service. I live in Memphis so I am fortunate to get to go over and over again!

Thank Dede H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Average bbq not anything to write home about for Memphis BBQ. It is a local chain so if you want average bbq then this is fine.

Thank Martasgreys

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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, Delivery
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?