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Corky's BBQ

5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
+1 901-685-9744
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“onion loaf” (78 reviews)
“pulled pork” (219 reviews)
“ribs” (952 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really liked this place. My husband wasn't as impressed. We had both types of ribs, brisket, some corn, baked beans, spaghetti, and a couple other sides. I thought the meat had a ton of great smoky flavor, but my husband thought it was a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank daniarwen
Corky's B, Public Relations Manager at Corky's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

daniarwen, Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your Corky's experience, and if there's anything we can do on a future visit to ensure your husband has just as enjoyable of an experience as you, please do...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared for a wait, but it's worth it. We were in town for the Liberty Bowl and stopped here for lunch. The ribs fell off the bone. They were very tender with great flavor. Worth stopping in for sure, very friendly staff.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank WJLTulsa
Corky's B, Public Relations Manager at Corky's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

WJLTulsa, Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your ribs, and we're glad you stopped by during your trip to the Liberty Bowl! We look forward to seeing you if you find yourself in Memphis again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended by the hotel to go try them and it was right across the street. I was really pleasantly surprised. We had almost no wait, great service and the good was delicious.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lindachuray12
Corky's B, Public Relations Manager at Corky's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Linda, Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Corky's, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Corey’s was a restaurant that was suggested by a coworker. We were seated immediately as we entered at 6 on a Thursday night. The positive food ordered was the loaded baked potato and pulled pork sandwich. The bad food was loaded nachos with pulled pork...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Familyvacation02
Corky's B, Public Relations Manager at Corky's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Familyvacation02, We appreciate your feedback. At Corky's we are committed to serving great food and providing excellent service. I'm glad to hear that you received good service, but I would still like to know more about your experience. Please contact me at cwilliams@corkysbbq.com at...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ribs were scrumptious and the beans and mac and cheese were delicious (could have been hotter but flavorful). The service was awesome (Anita was our waitress and she was good). Had a small child that was hungry and she brought out some fries to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kevinfireman
Corky's B, Public Relations Manager at Corky's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

kevinfireman, Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm glad to hear that you were well taken care of and enjoyed your food. And, yes, bibs are a must for the ribs! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambience, super friendly staff... Evelyn (Evil lol) was amazing and made us feel at home. We ordered sausage and cheese plate, pulled pork sandwich, and BBQ wet ribs. Sausage and cheese plate was something new and amazing! Dinner rolls were so good!! Sandwich and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 939chasityh
Corky's B, Public Relations Manager at Corky's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

939chasityh, Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed everything, and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit!

Reviewed December 11, 2018

There are several Corky's around the Memphis area you cant go wrong at any of them. If you like Bar B que you will love Corky's

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bill S
Corky's B, Public Relations Manager at Corky's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Bill, Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm glad to hear you've gotten consistently great BBQ at all of our locations. We look forward to seeing you at one of them soon!

Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Corkys always has good bbq. It’s ribs are not exceptional but are tender. All in all you rarely will be disappointed.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ranch2001
Corky's B, Public Relations Manager at Corky's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Ranch2001, Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed everything, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed December 4, 2018

I'm not sure what to add to others' reviews about the food and service, so I'll just single out our server. Ms. Anita was a true pleasure. She was full of life and seemed to be glad to be there. We usually carry out, so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank v8torq
Corky's B, Public Relations Manager at Corky's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

v8torq, Thank you so much for your feedback! We take great pride in treating everyone like family, and I'm thrilled to hear that was your experience! We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Reviewed December 3, 2018

I travel with the family through Memphis every few vacations and always try a new BBQ joint. Corky's ranks right up there with the rest of them. Good pulled pork, deep fried catfish. I would say I will be back, but there are too many...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DanaO_1961
Corky's B, Public Relations Manager at Corky's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Dana, thank you for your review and the kind words! We look forward to serving you some BBQ and catfish next time you're in town!

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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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Kat32815
December 29, 2017|
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Response from Corky's B | Property representative |
We deliver locally through Uber Eats and we ship all over the country from our website!
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
10:45 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
10:45 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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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