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Corky's Bar-B-Q Restaurant Review: Step back in time at this quintessential Memphis barbecue chain. Retro neon letters proudly spell “Corky's” against the backdrop of an old wooden barn wall. Speakers emit tunes from the 1950s and 1960s and servers sporting bowties dish out some of the most well-known barbecue in the city. Thanks to the restaurant's retail line of sauces and ribs, the slow-roasted, smoky pulled pork may be the most synonymous with Memphis. Try the smoky pork shoulder, either on a sandwich or as a plate dinner, served with coleslaw and beans. However, we find the ribs a bit meager in flavor and ungenerous in flesh. Desserts range from peach cobbler and lemon icebox pie to brownie sundaes and banana pudding. As for drinks, Corky’s does not serve wine, but several domestic beers are available.