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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” (72 reviews)
“ribs” (928 reviews)
“pulled pork” (201 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 1 June 2016

Corky's is easily in my top 5 of bbq spots in Memphis. Fall off the bone tender ribs, and I absolutely love their dry rub, which I use at home quite often. Great service and lots of happy customers, that's for sure. Highly recommended.

Thank thevinoman
Reviewed 1 June 2016

fun spot, good music, friendly staff, and great food. can get very busy, but they do take out/drive through.

Thank filisann
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Tried Corky's because we had eaten at Central during our last stop in Memphis 2yrs ago.. review wise they always seem competitive with each other. It's hard to compare because both restaurants do things differently and still deliver a delicious product.. The ribs where fall...More

2  Thank shedrivesahotrod
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We drive through Memphis 1x a year, and we always hit our Corky's! This day it was even better than we dreamed about for the last year. Wet ribs, and brisket dinner were worth our 10 hr. Drive!

Thank febreze51
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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Great food! Set as as a must destination while in Memphis, based on a friend's recommendation. Shared a 1/2 wet and 1/2 dry rack and we loved them both! Would definitely go back next time in the area :)

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We went there with friends and we enjoyed it. Ribs were good though not spectacular. The brisket was excellent, probably one of the best I ever had. The wait was very long.

Thank 367PierreA
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

This place is busy. We went at 3:30 in the afternoon and still had a 10 minute wait to be seated. Once seated we had speedy friendly service. We ordered the dry rubbed ribs. They were dry dry dry, hardly any moisture left in the...More

Thank GlobalIslandHopper
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We make it back to Corky's every 5 years or so and we are glad to see it hasn't changed a bit, BBQ ribs still great as were the cheese covered tamales. Can't wait for our next trip to Memphis.

1  Thank gohogsgo7
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Great ribs and sides, pork was decent though a bit dry. Sausage left alot to be desired. I am a Texan, so maybe I just held Memphis BBQ too high? Very nice group of people and all in all decent BBQ!

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 27 May 2016

You will not be disappointed by the excellent food which is served. Go on an empty stomach as there is too much to eat, but boy is the ribs and brisket good. Great and efficients service and above all a friendly place to go

Thank bonnieone55
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Questions & Answers
29 December 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
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!
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.
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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