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Corky's BBQ

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5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
+1 901-685-9744
10:45 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:45 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 10:45 - 22:00
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Jonesboro, United States
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a classic place to eat in Memphis. Always consistent, Pork plate is always good. Ribs are Delicious. Good value.

Thank Angela H
Delft, The Netherlands
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So, my family and I switched to Corky's after we felt ribs from Rendezvous went down in quality. However, in our recent Corky's drive-thru order, the ribs were disappointing - flavor is always on point, but the meat was fatty and not the normal almost fall off the bone quality. Beans and slaw are both reliably good. We will give... More 

Thank katie554433
Brantford, Canada
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Shared a full size rib, half wet half dry, came with two sides each, cornbread, not the best ribs we have had but a good experience

Thank Terri Ann T
Rochester, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This past week we ate at Corky's BBQ, twice. The first was for their wonderful pulled pork sandwiches, complete with a big scope of coleslaw on top. Wonderfully moist, with a perfect sauce. Next time it was for their ribs. Real Memphis ribs are covered with dry rub spices, slow roasted, and fall-off-the-bone perfect. Be sure to try Corky's home... More 

Thank Ed F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well since I started leaving reviews for family owned businesses, I figured I would support this one as well. the dry ribs were delicious. and the buttered warm bread was to die for. And the family loved the picture we took with the pig

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Memphis, Tennessee, Usa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family have been dining @ Corky for many years. It is the next best thing to cooking on my patio. We love this place such much, until we took a family group of 26 people there for dinner. Needless to say they love everything they ordered, especially the pulled pork with a generous helping.

Thank Evelyn H
Memphis, Tennessee
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I go there every New Years eve and multiple other times throughout the year. Wet ribs are wonderful and if they are not right, they have always corrected it promptly. I highly recommend Corkys to any one that visits Memphis

Thank Marc O
Palisade, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Exceptional BBQ and the service was fantastic! Don't miss the dry rub ribs! And make sure to save room for the banana pudding for dessert

Thank AlexWXA222E
Memphis, Tennessee
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the fact that I can get half wet and half dry rub because my boys like it both ways. Everything is good even the roll that comes with the dinner. We are very pleased with the Ribs!

Thank francesc259
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

U want Bbq? Go here. U want great slaw? Go here. Corky's is good eating. You will not regret spending $20 here on food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?