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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” (70 reviews)
“ribs” (903 reviews)
“pulled pork” (194 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
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Reviewed today via mobile

My boyfriend and I arrived at Corkys around 7, 7:30 pm on a Saturday night. Parking was VERY limited. TINY parking area and the drive thru had a long line. When going inside, There was a 15-20 min wait for a table for two, only...More

Thank Tracy M
Reviewed yesterday

Wow- will definitely stop at Corky's if I'm in Memphis again. Ribs, baked beans, slaw, yeast rolls were all great. Peach cobbler was a wonderful finish.

Thank beth036
Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate at the location on Poplar. Although it was good, I didn't think it was worth the extra time and distance to eat there.

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 3 days ago

i visited the corkys on germentown parkway i had great problems with the 2 mangers on duty who were Drew and Chris they would not leave me alone at the bar and would not leave my server alone acting like she was terrible at her...More

Thank jacob d
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Back in town and by surprise, across the street is Corky's. We all had ribs, wet & dry. The waitress was a hoot. Loaded with personality. Everything was delicious. Some observations, mostly personal tastes. Parking, minimal : dry rub, for me a little heavy -...More

Thank SCTexan
Reviewed 6 days ago

The location on Poplar seems to be the best in terms of quality and consistency. I've dined at the other Memphis area locations and the food seemed good, but not quite as good as Poplar, perhaps because their best cooks are there? Try to come...More

Thank Memphisfamily
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic BBQ, the other reviews praising this restaurant were spot on. I had the pork plate, my daughter the brisket plate and they were both awesome. My granddaughter had a BBQ sandwich and it was great. My wife who isn't a great fan of smoked...More

Thank Lilian_and_Duane
Reviewed 1 week ago

generous portions, great ribs, and pulled pork, loved the potato salad. great service. they offered three types of bbq sauce.

Thank nieto54
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last time I was in Memphis we went to Corky's so it was on the " menu " this time as well.The ribs were big but not to big wet or dry take your pick ,well that was easy 1 wet 1 dry and a...More

Thank Gwyn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first place we went for BBQ. In fact it was the first place we went after checking into the hotel. The reviews on this site are spot on this is a great place for ribs. Good portion size everything was amazing. I...More

Thank Aaron1011
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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!
19 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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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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, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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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