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Corky's BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
+1 901-685-9744
10:45 am - 9:30 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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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Corky's is the real Memphis, best in the world BBQ. Dry ribs or wet ribs. Pork or beef or chicken. Mouth watering great! Onion ring loaf that's awesome, & requires doubling your Lipitor. Terrific service. Just puts a smile on your face. Can get you out of any funk you are in. Run and be happy!

Thank Bubbie C
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes,Memphis, Tennessee has many choices of delicious choices when it comes to BBQ restaurants but our family prefers Corky' s when asked to choose.You simply must try the onion ring loaf because it is simply to die for and I am not kidding you in any way. They also have a convenient drive through which is very convenient!!Go Corky' s!!♡♡♡

Thank John D
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate ourselves stupid! For lunch. It required two naps and we didn't go out that night. The wet ribs I had were phenomenal. My business partners and I thought the ribs (on a national scale) were not quite as good as Dreamland in Tuscaloosa, but like I said, that didn't stop us. Wet ribs were everything you'd expect a... More 

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West Memphis, Arkansas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good BBQ, great hush puppies and excellent mayonnaise based tater salad. I've tried 2 locations one in Collierville Tn and one in Olive Branch MS both were good and had great service.

Thank debug013
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

According to the reviews this must be one of the best BBQ places in Memphis so my expectations where high. What a disappointment! We order dry ribs and a chicken combo. After we placed the order the meals were served within 10 minutes which tells me that the food was not freshly cooked. The taste proved that. Dry ribs were... More 

Thank Marcel d
Dallas, United States
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Corey's was good and certainly nice for lunch. Mostly pork and chicken on the menu. Sausage and sauces were really good.

Thank Debra P
Booneville, Mississippi
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten at Corky's since it opened , it was one of the best things Memphis had going for it. Went there yesterday mid afternoon for carry out ( eat while watching game) ribs were over cooked, pulled pork tasted as if it had been on a warmer all afternoon. We will not go back. When I eat out... More 

Thank rstacks
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

there wet rib are the best in downtown Memphis, service is great the waiters are super and can keep you laughing, also try the pulled Bar BQ plate.

Thank lovmytruck
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being from the North, I've heard that Memphis BBQ is good. When I checked TripAdvisor to see which top BBQ restaurants were close to our location, Corky's was within walking distance. When you walk in, you are greeted by friendly staff. They were so patient as the five of us decided what to order. Once you order with the clerk,... More 

Thank Thorntone M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here when it had snowed and the weather was awful! But the waitress was so nice and hospitable! We ordered combo plates with ribs (dry and wet), sausage, chicken, and brisket. It was all scrumptious! The portions were huge, could easily share or have leftovers. I would definitely recommend this place!!

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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, 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: +1 901-685-9744

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?