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Corky's BBQ

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5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
+1 901-685-9744
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10:45 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:45 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 10:45 - 22:00
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Springfield, Missouri
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174 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our waitress was the best we had on this entire trip! Good food and service - what more could one ask for?

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was delicious. Husband got ribs and brisket. I had chicken tender salad. Will go again when in Memphis.

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Hilliard, Ohio
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a fun place to go as the wait staff is spirited, and the food is very good. We had the pulled pork and dry rub ribs, along with tater salad, slaw, beans and sweet tea. The tater salad is very rich as it uses sour cream, and the portion was generous enough to share. They do an outstanding... More 

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Luganville, Vanuatu
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Years ago I tried Corky’s pulled pork in the Memphis airport and was not all that impressed. Since I was staying in a hotel near their original location recently, I decided to go and try the ribs. They were quite good. They were well-cooked and pull-off-the-bone tender (better than fall-off-the bone mushy). They were not greasy, but not too dry.... More 

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Flint, Michigan
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ordered wet ribs, smoked sausage, pulled pork, fried catfish with twice baked potato salad, slaw, mac n cheese, baked beans, green beans, sweet tea and water. Dinner rolls come hot, lunch came quick, staff is as friendly as they come. Ribs are amazing! Potato salad and green beans also amazing. Everything else was excellent. Only complaint if I had to... More 

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Thank Melissa P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the place for the ribs. Moist and falling off the bone good!! Corky's has a great bbq spaghetti as well. You won't leave this place hungry I promise.

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Thank Mike E
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A visit to Corky's is a must everytime in Memphis. The staff has always been outstanding with each and every visit and the atmosphere and decor is Memphis through and through.

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Thank BlueBassBoat
Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A family must do when we are in Memphis. Don't even think of ordering a half-rack of ribs, full is the only way. Get some Corky's private brew and Onion Ring loaf. You will not be disappointed regardless of which location you frequent.

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Thank LawrenceTD1515
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Picked up rubbed ribs and took home with us. They were the best things I have ever eaten. My husband refuses to eat ribs normally. He ate all of these and wants more.

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Thank PHearing
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited while driving through Memphis. Shared the dry rub ribs which were excellent. The hushpuppies were quite good, if a little spicy. The kids had the pulled pork and Mac and cheese. The pulled pork was the favorite. Our waitress Brenda was very attentive despite having to attend to the bar as well. It definitely was busier as noon approached.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 - 21:30
Monday
10:45 - 21:30
Tuesday
10:45 - 21:30
Wednesday
10:45 - 21:30
Thursday
10:45 - 21:30
Friday
10:45 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?