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Corky's BBQ

5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
+1 901-685-9744
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“onion loaf” (64 reviews)
“pulled pork” (182 reviews)
“ribs” (850 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in Memphis for a business trip and a co worker recommended Corkys. Wanted to try the dry rub ribs known for in Memphis. Was not disappointed. The ribs had great flavor from the rub and were moist on the inside. No sauce necessary. Will...More

Thank Cory H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The parking lot for this restaurant was a nightmare. We ended up parking by a Sprint store and walking to the restaurant. My husband and daughter ordered the ribs to share and I ordered the brisket. Both dinners were just mediocre. The brisket tasted like...More

Thank julesmom97
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our uber driver suggested corkys for the dry ribs and he was right! So good! Fell off the bone, delicious flavor!

Thank tina s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was great as always My wife had BBQ beans and slaw I had a great house salad We both had ice tea very slow to get refills Service could have been better But They were busy

Thank kcub49
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Corky's is known for their Barbeque BUT you have to try the catfish. The small catfish dinner is more than enough for one. If you get the large order, plan to share or have it for leftovers. They also have catfish nuggets ( lots of...More

Thank T P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, we decided to hit the competition and were very disappointed! We wanted a good rib dinner, so we came back to what we knew would be good. We enjoyed our meal and the service. Ribs were perfect, just what we wanted and needed. Will...More

Thank davidisrael126
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I lived near here, I might never eat anywhere else... We stopped for a late lunch and both my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. When we arrived, we were seated at a roomy table. The hostess was warm and welcoming and our...More

Thank NieSam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One word - delicioso 😋 Corky's BBQ definitely hits the spot, the place seems small and is sitting by the road but once you get inside, it's busy and damn I know why now! Tasty food and very friendly staff, loved LOVED their sausage plate...More

Thank Marta C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definetely the best restaurant in Memphis. Good location in East Memphis. Great pork ribs and barbecue.

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last weekend we had the opportunity to eat @ Corky’s Memphis on Poplar Ave. We were traveling through on our way back to Houston and this was our 3rd time to stop in Memphis the last 2 years. Each time, I’ve wanted to eat at...More

Thank ghake2016
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What is the standard method of shipping a gift order
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.
What was the result of you asking about gluten free options?
19 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
Which is the original location
25 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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
  • E-mail