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General Info
Corky s BBQ specializes in slow-cooked, Memphis-style barbecued meat and ribs. The restaurant uses both open and closed barbecue pits with hickory chips and charcoal to cook meats at low temperatures. Its menu features pork shoulder, chicken, sausage, beef brisket, tamales and spaghetti. Corky s BBQ serves fries, cole slaw, baked beans and potato salad as side items. The restaurant s desserts include fudge pie and peach cobbler. It sells party packs and bulk items, as well as caters special events for businesses, churches, schools and civic organizations. The interior of Corky s establishments showcase barn wood walls, neon signs, polished brass and aged brick. The restaurant was established in 1984 and has two locations in Memphis.
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Regular Hours

  • Beverages
  • Business Meetings
  • Desserts
  • Dine In
  • Homes
  • Restaurants
  • Ribs
  • Salads
  • Sandwiches
Payment method
amex, diners club, master card, visa, discover, all major credit cards
Price Range
Pleasant Acres
Restaurant Menus, Take Out Restaurants, Barbecue Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
Other Information

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Barbecue, Take Out

Specialties: Offices

Price Range : Average



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Belinda J.



I ordered a Barry's Special in the drive thru and once I got back to work and started to eat the bbq sandwich, the sandwich did not taste right. I called the location back -- 5259 Poplar Ave. and asked for the manager, once he got on the phone he was extremely rude to me basically telling me he didn't care and he hung up on me.

Alexa B.



Some of the best BBQ in Memphis!! The atmosphere is great and the service is wonderful! They have some amazing baby back ribs!

Shanna B.



Being new to Memphis we hadn't heard on Corky's so with a unbiased view when we ate lunch. It's delicious. I don't like dry ribs but dang! I did half wet and half dry. Their potato salad, coleslaw, and macaroni and cheese are fantastic!! Staff is super nice and I recommend that if you want to buy their sauces buy it there. we got all of them for a steal. Two for $4. At the stores they're for sale $6.99.

Ken S.



Everyone in the family enjoyed their meal. All three of the sauces are good. We tried the brisket, the ribs, and the pulled pork, and all were good. The coleslaw, beans, and rolls were good too. We would go back in a heartbeat.



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Love the BBQ sauce

The variety of sauces is great. The kid love trying different sauces on the food.



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Great BBQ, banana pudding and pecan pie!

Lots of great bbq in Memphis, but this is probably my favorite. Ribs were very good. But the banana pudding and pecan pie were excellent too. The one on Poplar is always crowded, but well worth the wait. Very friendly staff too.



Worth the trip

I grew up in Memphis and went into the military before Corky's had opened. I had not been back to Memphis for over 25 years and had decided if and when I went back I would give them a try. It won't be another 25 years before I return to Memphis, that much is certain. The service was fantastic, the ribs were perfect and the brisket was heavenly. My wife and I gorged out until we thought we were going to die. We then remembered looking over the deserts on the way in and just couldn't say no. We decided to split a piece of the pecan pie and life will never be the same. We have decide all future trips will have to pass through Memphis, one way or another.



Great BBQ

Corky s has the best ribs. I m from Louisiana and very time I visit my son in law, we eat at corky s.

One time the ribs were dried out and the waitress replaced our orders. I fer one enjoy there ribs, I always ask fer BBQ Sauce from the kicthens because it hot. Johnny in Shreveport