Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Local Specialty
Price Range: $
There's always a line at Corky's on Poplar Avenue and the parking is a challenge, and - but don't let any of that scare you away. The restaurant can hold a fair amount of people,and the service is... Read More
There's always a line at Corky's on Poplar Avenue and the parking is a challenge, and - but don't let any of that scare you away. The restaurant can hold a fair amount of people,and the service is fast, and the 'cue is worth the wait. (And if you can't wait, there's always the drive-thru, which REALLY makes the parking interesting!) Inside, the music runs to oldies, the crowd runs to a mix of mostly east-side locals with a smattering of tourists, and the decor runs to Memphis-chic, with images of Elvis, the city, and awards on the wall. Here, wet ribs are hand-basted with a sweet, almost tangy sauce, while the dry version is loaded with a slightly tongue-searing mixture of herbs and spices. Bread, beans and slaw come with rib plates, offered in full and half racks.
- Barbecue: "If you like what you eat, take comfort - you can ship Corky's home. Alternatively, you can now find franchise locations in Louisiana, Indiana, and Atlantic City - as well as in Memphis International Airport, near gate A23."
- Best for Barbecue Because: We hit Corky's for the ribs - and love the fact you can also order via the drive-thru lane.