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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” (68 reviews)
“pulled pork” (191 reviews)
“ribs” (881 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

This was my 1st time in Memphis & I was told this was the BEST place to eat BBQ. Well if this was the best, then I hate to eat at the worst. The food was just ok. My husband & I ordered the pick...More

Thank NShields111
Reviewed 3 days ago

When my wife and I travel, we like to try barbaque from all over. This was excellent barbaque. The ribs were moist and fell off the bone. The sauces were great and the rolls were really good. They give you plenty of food. My wife...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have always heard that Memphis barbecue rivals that of Texas. So when passing through Memphis, we thought we should put the taste to a fair and balanced test (forget the fact I am from Texas). Corky's Barbecue is rated as one of the top...More

Thank CoolPapaGreen
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing BBQ! Must do when in Memphis TN. Close to the airport so can make a quick stopover before heading to wherever you are going. Great service and staff. BBQ falls off the bone, I preferred the wet to the dry ribs. The Lynchburg Lemonade...More

Thank Teresa O
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You wont go in unless you plan to. And you must plan to go there. Fair pricing, friendly staff and very good food and beer. Dont miss this out once you are in Memphis. Be aware of some waiting time.

Thank b0574
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Corky's BBQ is some of the best. The rolls are really good. The food is not expensive at all. It is alot of food for what you pay for. Their banana pudding is delicious as well.

Thank lalabby_504
Reviewed 5 days ago

We walked over to Corky's from our hotel as it was only about a block and a half away. This was on a Saturday evening and we figured we would have a long wait, but were seated in 15 minutes. Love the ceiling in the...More

Thank gramgo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food! We're from Washington DC/Virginia area and we don't have good BBQ places so we were very excited to try this place on our way to Texas. We've heard good things about BBQ in Tennessee and we're very impressed with Corkys! The staff was...More

Thank claire H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First off Terri is an amazing waitress! She guided us through a few choices and did us proud! The 1/2 & 1/2 dry and wet rib was just decadent and is a must try! Fall Off the bone tender and dripping wet with such a...More

Thank H20T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I swung through the drive through at Corey's and ordered one slab of wet ribs and one slab of dry ribs. Both were delicious but I preferred the dry ones. Service was fast and price was reasonable.

Thank Jared D
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18 May 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.
20 August 2015|
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Response from Patricia1943 | Reviewed this property |
Their main focus is Barbeque. Pork is not gluten-free nor is the bread or the slaw or the baked beans. mac & cheese, French fries, etc. etc. Do not believe they have anything that would fall into the gluten-free category... More
26 July 2015|
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Response from mattbperryms | Reviewed this property |
The Poplar Avenue location.
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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