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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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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very Busy but I was just one, so I got right in. Tuesday night and a line to the door! Dry Rub Ribs were great, big sides, sweet tea - outstanding! Just a 4 because of the noise and service could have been a bit better. I was sitting just outside of the kitchen and nobody asked to refill my... More 

Thank Rob A
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The waitstaff were excellent. The barbecue was also very good: just the right amount of sweet and sour in the sauce. I was disappointed in the baked beans and will try another side next time I go. My husband's sausage sandwich was fine, but not over-the-top great. Go for their barbecue and you will not be disappointed.

Thank Teresa C
Las Vegas, Nevada
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Oh wow. Corky's is so good it's fortunate we don't live in Memphis. We loved it all and took some goodies with us. The Fried Pickles were delicious, hot, and not greasy. Great sauce and definitely try them. Award winners are noted on the menu and we had a combo of ribs and the pulled pork. Absolutely fabulous and not... More 

Thank Flyfreemark
Jacksonville, Florida
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was looking for some authentic, Southern BBQ. Tried this place. The slow cooked BBQ was VERY good. Got a side of green beans which were also delicious and placed into a little dish that managed to keep them very warm the entire meal. I loved that. Hushpuppies were a little dry but still decent and had a little "kick" to... More 

Thank Sunshine371
Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
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210 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is possibly one of the best BBQ restaurants in the country. We were welcomed by Karla, the bartender. Karla recommended the combo plate with the dry-rubbed ribs and the pulled pork. The food was amazing! BBQ, sides and rolls were delicious. Service was top notch. Don't miss a trip to Corky's when in Memphis!

Thank Anne G
Winnipeg, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Googled before choosing a BBQ restaurant in Memphis and picked this due to the dry rub comments. Hubby really enjoyed and some decent options for myself since I don't eat pork or beef. Friendly service and decent price. Negatives-non existant wine menu and bacon on salads.

Thank Heather Dawn G
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I went on a road trip from Michigan to Texas, to Louisiana, and back home. Obviously, we made some stops along the way, so we made it into an adventure. I've never been to Memphis, but I had to try some great BBQ. I read some reviews online and thought this would be a perfect location for... More 

Thank brittles1117
Anchorage, Alaska
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a Saturday night so was very busy. Had both the Memphis style dry rub and wet style ribs. Liked them both. Very tender and tasty. Love the textured difference between the two. The beans and hushpuppies were outstanding. If you like BBQ, you be happy eating here. It's a bit of a drive from downtown, but worth... More 

Thank David L
Bartlett, Tennessee
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130 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of our favorite Memphis restaurants that we frequent often in two locations. Excellent, tasty, fresh menu items. Family friendly, great service, good service. Very popular with the locals, word and of mouth advertisement is always positive. Portions are large, prices are reasonable, variety is sufficient to please any taste.

Thank mjlarivi
Fairhope, Alabama
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great BBQ - perfectly smoked pork and yummy sweet smokey sauce. The lady at the bar taking carry out orders was a hoot!. She was personable, smiling and sang along with the awesome R&B music being played. I really enjoyed chatting with her as she multi tasked, never stopping from serving her customers with a smile and a song.

Thank franniepoo2015

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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
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?