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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%
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“onion loaf” (75 reviews)
“ribs” (901 reviews)
“pulled pork” (201 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place had the best bbq we’ve ever tasted. It’s our #1 bbq recommendation. I also have to say. It’s without a doubt the cleanest place I’ve ever ate at. The table, plates and utensils were spotless. That’s hard to find sadly.

Thank Staci S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed a team dinner at Corky’s. The staff is very polite and took good care of our group of twelve. We each had a different selection from the menu. It was all great

Thank Fencin
Reviewed 3 days ago

I did not like that the location we went to - maybe not this location - did not have beer available on the night went.... something about a change of ownership and TN liq licences.... hard for someone from KY to understand the disruptions in...More

Thank jmcpher3
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was looking for some good, local Memphis BBQ and found Corky's. The parking lot (and drive thru) were crazy. I was fortunate that another business had closed for the evening so I was able to park there. I ordered a pulled pork sandwich with...More

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Exciting, memorable atmosphere. Excellent service. I had a half-slab of the dry ribs. Meat was tender with the right amount of chew. But the rub was on the salty side for my taste. It didn't need to be, because it was otherwise superb.

Thank Jason R
Reviewed 5 days ago

I can't believe it but I had the best brisket ever here! One would have thought they were in Texas it was moist tender and had an amazing beef flavor. Great service, meal size and quality food.

Thank dandapatioman
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to Corky's based on the reviews and they did not disappoint. Went for the combo meat platter to get a taste of various options, including catfish, brisket, and pulled pork. Every part of the meal was excellent. Service was also fast and attentive throughout....More

Thank DillonM1905
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's been 5 years since our last trip to Memphis, but our 1st stop was lunch at Corky's. The walls are lined with autographed photos of celebs who have stopped in for some mouth-watering BBQ. The rolls almost melt in one's mouth. I ate the...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had heard thru a friend that this place is a must eat bbq joint in Memphis. I was not disappointed and my favorite item was their catfish. It is a filet, was farm raised in the Mississippi delta and was excellent with hot sauce....More

Thank SmilingSteve4
Reviewed 1 week ago

The BBQ and Brisket were both excellent. Also the dry rub was so good I bought enough for me and my supervisor. The sides, service, desert, were also excellent.

Thank haroldw3
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Neville O
16 June 2018|
Response from shirley202 | Reviewed this property |
Called them for you, do not take reservations......first come, first serve. Have seen groups gathering in front area. Will not seat you unless everyone is there. Onion loaf is delicious, btw.
29 December 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!
Aidan M
16 September 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 22:00
10:45 - 22:00
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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