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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” (72 reviews)
“ribs” (916 reviews)
“pulled pork” (197 reviews)
Open Now
10:45 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My ribs were very fatty and the sauce was way too sweet for my taste. Coleslaw was of the finely chopped variety. Again, not to my taste. I prefer the long strands of cabbage. Vinegar based. Not overpowering. Potato salad - best thing on the...More

Thank Texasleaguer
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a stop on our road trip from Texas to visit some friends in Jackson, TN. My family has been dying to try some Memphis barbecue. We don’t have places like this in New York where we are from. We were not disappointed. This...More

Thank tjkm
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love the food and experience at the Corky's on Poplar. The ribs are served dry or wet or a combination. I prefer the dry ribs. I have eaten at several BBQ places (there are so many!) in Memphis and 3 other Corky's, but I...More

Thank conniej238
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the city for the Liberty Bowl. When first seated very happy to see all the Cyclone fans in the restaurant. The decor had a very good authentic BBQ feel to it. The service was very friendly and quick. The bread served with the meal...More

Thank Roger W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! No wonder this parking lot was packed at 2:30! Fabulous deep fried pickles! Amazing pulled pork! Hubby had a slab- wet/dry outstanding! Even the beans and Cole slaw were awesome. Great pictures of people who have visited! Our waitress was smiling and happy! Well...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever we get to MEM we make.a special effort to go to Corks for dinner. Excellent BBQ and sides and the staff is always engaging and work hard for you.

Thank GaryLee75409
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never get tired of Corky’s eating as much as I can their hot rolls. Really tasty and trying out their dry and wet rub on a half rack of ribs that looks like a full rack because it’s big for me to finish. Overall Corky’s...More

Thank rinahicks
Reviewed 1 week ago

Twice I've been to Memphis, and twice I've been to Corky's, and twice I've left fully satisfied with their dry rub ribs. I learned that the guy who cuts my hair was last in Memphis eight years ago, and he was able to recall Corky's...More

Thank Hondo_in_Huxley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in town to visit someone and decided to stop by for a late lunch. The pulled pork bbq and 1/2 chicken bbq plates were good. It seemed like the portion sizes are smaller than they once were.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was quick and we had our food very fast. Great tasting BBQ and sides. Drinks were cold and they kept them full.

Thank Gene H
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December 29, 2017|
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Response from Frank M | Reviewed this property |
Corky's delivers locally through a 3rd party like Uber. Go online or call the restaurant directly.
Aidan M
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!
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.
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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
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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