If you are into nursing home crowds then this is the place to go. I have been 3 times and the same crowd is there every week. Drinks not great and the food needs some TLC.
Mediocre BBQ at best. Sauce isn't that good. The wings are the best thing going here, which is sad because it is supposed to be a BBQ joint.
It's OK. One problem is with so many beers on tap, the kegs don't always get changed out as they should resulting in crappy, card board tasting beer. The atmosphere is usually pretty good though.
The best thing about this place was our server, who was really polite, despite her total incompetence. We had:
1. A pitcher of beer, which was completely empty 15 minutes before the end of our meal. We were never asked if we wanted more, or anything else to drink at all.
2. Two caprese salads. Tomatoes, basil, oil, all good, fresh. Homemade mozzarella okay, a little firm/dry. Also included two, one-inch-long sections of some type of thin, fishing-line-like, plastic. Yeah, plastic. Didn't complain, but then, didn't really have much chance.
3. A pizza. Very nice, crisp homemade crust, fairly pedestrian sauce, toppings weren't over-the-top and were good. Purely on pizza, I'd go 3 out of 5 stars. Fresh and good, but by no means crave-inducing. It was delivered without plates, about 5 minutes after our salads arrived. (We ate the pizza off our salad plates.)
4. A loaf of bread. We were really hoping this would arrive with the salads, and stupidly assumed it would, since it was listed under "Appetizers" on the menu. It arrived at the end of the meal. After the pizza. The waitress laughed that often she had no idea when the kitchen would send stuff out. "Sometimes they send the salads after the pizza even!"
Hahaha. Hey, here's an idea. Maybe someone should tell them, like, not to do that.
In any case, that plastic stuff from the salad that was no big deal? Yeah, the bread was covered in it. Literally 6-8 one-inch strips of it. The bread itself as pretty much one big crusty, oily crouton. Sad.
I could go on nitpicking. But suffice to say that a few little things are no big deal. 100 little things are. Especially when I could copy your crust and sauce recipes at home, in my sleep. We live so close and with so few restaurants in the neighborhood, we desperately wanted this place to be great. All things considered, it isn't even good.
I'm sorry. I hope they get it worked out. My suggestion would be to hire an experienced kitchen and wait staff. But salads after pizza? Plastic-covered bread served post-meal? Empty drinks for 15+ minutes? Sorry, but your food ain't good enough to pull you through all that.
Only getting two stars due to the great view of the river. This place was just bad. Two of our meals were overcooked. The food just did not taste good.
Not very good food, over priced. Meh.
Not a fan of Coletta's. I just dont like their sauce. If you want old school memphis italian head to Dino's on Mclean.
Go for the Margarita's and the excellent night life hang out. Avoid the food. Overpriced, bad mexican, bad service. Any other resturant in a 2 block area is better, and there are a lot of them in that 2 block area.
staff too chatty for me. unless i ask you a question,,GO AWAY!! food was ok, bit pricey though.
The bread on the po-boys is too doughy and chew, not crispy and light like a real New Orleans po-boy. They should get some fresh local french bread. also a bit pricey. Oyster po-boy 10.95 plus fries 2.00 plus Sierra Nevada Beer 4.50. Good patio, friendly but inexperienced wait staff.
Not great but good food at a fair price. Nice before the game
disappointing sushi rolls as well as presentation.
This is NOTHING like the service, attitudes and quality of fish you get at other BONEFISH !!!
They should fire their jobbers, and STOP hiring morons that worked at Chili's, because they are ruining the great reputation that Bonefish has...a good rep in Nashville even, the panhandle and all across Florida !
The location is great but I guess Memphis is ruined by having so many bbq joints that they think anything is good food, or special occasion food.
If you've eaten ANYWHERE outside of freeking MEMPHIS you'll KNOW that this fare is nothing special at ALL
I appauld their effort, but believe me there is nothing
mind-blowing or 'amazing' coming out of the kitchen in this place !
Average food. Fish not that fresh
I little phoney- service was lacking
Wine list is iffy
I wouldn't waste my time driving downtown from any suburb to eat this 'stuff'....and it's not cheap !
just another mediocre chain and imposter
Eat yourself sick - that's seems to be the point of this place. Granted, the steak is quite good, but who in their right mind wants to eat 5 pounds of steak at one sitting? The price of admission, which grants you access to all the food you want, encourages binge eating so you get your money's worth.
I had nightmares all night after my one visit to this place, because I could not resist and ate far more than was good for me. But I resist now - I'll never go back.
I was not impressed. The food was meh.
Meh. I've eaten way more Corky's than a person ought to, thanks to where I work. Whenever they have corporate visitors from out of town, they always order Corky's from the restaurant on Poplar. Then, when the whigs have eaten their fill, they let the peons in to feed off the scraps and crumbs.
Corky's is the Bud Light of Memphis Bar-B-Q. It is the McDonalds, the Dallas Cowboys of Memphis eateries. It's what most people eat and enjoy. My wife loves their BBQ Salad. But for those who know and love bbq, whose blood runs dark, reddish-brown and thick, those whose fingers smell perpetually of dry rub, and who cannot look at a pig carcass without getting just a little weak in the knees, Corky's is an affront to the senses and the sensibilities. Yes, to we who are barbecue snobs, Corky's is the first abomination we would send to the fires of oblivion, or exile to Jackson, as our first act as king of Memphis.
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