One night in Memphis
driving thru Memphis, one night to see the ducks at the Peabody....where do we eat ? is Corky's really that famous ?
Corky's is famous, but most Memphians would probably recommend other places over Corky's.
Don't go to Corky's. If you want BBQ, other better places are BBQ Shop (midtown), Central (Midtown or Summer Ave.), or Germantown Commisary (Germantown). If I had to pick one, it would be BBQ Shop. Another option, which is fun and usually good, is the Rendezvous (Downtown very close to the Peabody) for ribs and the sausage and cheese place.
Rendezvous is the famous BBQ place directly across the street from the Peabody in an alley. Their ribs are dry (v. wet) -- most people in Memphis prefer wet, but this is one of the most well known Memphis BBQ institutions.
If you want to stay in downtown, I'd go to the Central location in South Main. It is about about a 20 minute walk or trolley ride from the Peabody.