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One night in Memphis

bigbobt Feb 11, 2014 08:26 AM

driving thru Memphis, one night to see the ducks at the Peabody....where do we eat ? is Corky's really that famous ?

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    Ross B Feb 12, 2014 11:18 AM

    Corky's is famous, but most Memphians would probably recommend other places over Corky's.

    Central BBQ
    BBQ Shop
    Cozy Corner

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      Michael H Feb 13, 2014 02:01 PM

      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.

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      1. re: Michael H
        bulldogx2 Feb 14, 2014 12:16 PM

        There is also a Central BBQ downtown, near the Civil Rights museum - not too far from the Peabody.

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        carnicero Feb 14, 2014 12:27 PM

        It's not exactly close to downtown, but Cozy Corner is awesome and maybe only 15 minutes away.

        Right downtown on Beale St. is Dyer's Hamburgers. It's not barbecue, but it's a great, greasy old-school burger.

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          Ross B Feb 17, 2014 11:30 AM

          Cozy Corner is actually on the outer edge of Downtown and is about a 5 minute drive from the Peabody Hotel.

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            carnicero Feb 17, 2014 04:51 PM

            I stand corrected. It's been a few years since I was last in Memphis. Got the great ribs and BBQ cornish hen right, byt the location wrong.

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          laura108 Feb 28, 2014 02:31 PM

          Skip Corky's.

          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.

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