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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%
Travellers talk about
“onion loaf” (73 reviews)
“ribs” (890 reviews)
“pulled pork” (198 reviews)
Open Now
10:45 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5259 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3513
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been coming here with my family for years. I always get their dry rub ribs, but I could make a meal off of their rolls!

Thank julietchgs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was outstanding! Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. I haven't been here before, so I had a few questions about the menu. The hostess was friendly as well. The food wasn't as spectacular as I had hoped. I heard Corky's had great...More

Thank Kimberly H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Passing through Memphis on a trip and asked at the hotel about the best BBQ place around. Was referred to another restaurant, but then the clerk dropped her voice and said "But the BEST is Corky's". Went over and tried it out - she wasn't...More

1  Thank Y732HGgeorgew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the long way home from Little Rock to Memphis via Corky's in Memphis to get some of their famous BBQ. My friend had never been and it was well worth the extra 2-3 hours trip.

Thank Jeremy Z
Bonnie P, General Manager at Corky's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Jeremy, thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Corky's today, and we hope that you are able to stop by again the next time you are in town.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An united airlines stewardess told us about this place With a rental car we traveled to this place and waited in line The bbq was even better than I remember growing up In Arkansas across the river I recommend highly Local atmosphere for lack of...More

Thank rsegraves
Bonnie P, General Manager at Corky's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Corky's experience, and we hope that you will stop by again the next time you are in town.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here twenty-eight years ago and it was excellent. Today not so much. Ordered the Brisket plate and the Pulled-pork plate. There were only 4 thinly sliced pieces of beef on the brisket plate. Had expected a nice serving for the price. Had to take...More

Thank T S
Bonnie P, General Manager at Corky's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We regret to hear you were not pleased with your recent visit to Corky's. Your description of your recent visit does not reflect the level of service we expect or our customers have come to expect from Corky's. Would you mind emailing us your contact...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a neat experience. There on a Monday evening with a group of 21. Place was packed to the gills. We are seated and we got one server. After a short while and after we got drinks, she asked if we were ready to order....More

Thank Davidtw41
Reviewed April 16, 2018

We ate lunch here and the food was very good. Place was packed, we got the last parking space in the lot, but glad we went in. The bbq is very good with choice of dry or wet rubs on the ribs. Its worth the...More

Thank Edward M
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Always enjoy great barbecue at Corkys. We’ve been eating at this restaurant for years. Great half onion loaf plenty for 2-3 people. Hot rolls are my favorite. Love their ribs, drummies, turkey. Have never been disappointed. Parking is difficult at busy times.

Thank shirley202
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Visited on an early Sunday evening so enjoyed an adult beverage in the bar while waiting a shorter time than told. Attentive helpful service, food came quickly. Both of us had dry rub ribs, tender fall off the bone, not salty, meaty ribs, nice bark!...More

Thank Suedrs
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Questions & Answers
December 29, 2017|
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Response from Corky's B | Property representative |
We deliver locally through Uber Eats and we ship all over the country from our website!
Aidan M
September 16, 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!
May 18, 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.
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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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:45 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
10:45 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
10:45 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
10:45 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
10:45 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
10:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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