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Cozy Corner September 6, 2011

Filed under: Downtown — Shannon R Little @ 3:26 pm
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As a Memphian, I have my favorite BBQ joints that I frequent in town. However, I have heard nothing but amazing things about Cozy Corner but had never been there myself. As a true Memphis Foodie, I take BBQ very seriously. Therefore, I found it necessary to try this landmark eatery.

My friend Katherine came in town last week to see me, so obviously we had to get BBQ while she was here. Everyone knows you can’t visit this town and not stop for some good pork.

We pulled up to Cozy Corner and notice its nothing special on the outside. This is definitely your no-frills kind of place, which usually leads to the best kind of grub. We get in line at the counter, order our food, and find a seat.

You don’t have many options at Cozy Corner: pork, beef, cornished hen plus a few side items. And, seriously, who orders beef at a BBQ place?

Katherine and I both get the pulled pork sandwich with two sides. I choose  corn and baked beans, and Katherine chooses corn and coleslaw.

Overall, Katherine and I agreed that the meals were good, but not the best in Memphis. My mild sauce didn’t have much flavor, and Katherine’s hot sauce wasn’t very hot. There wasn’t enough flavor. There was also a lot of big slices a pork, which didn’t make sense for a pulled pork sandwich. Yet, the bun was soft and the meat was very tender. The corn was fresh and juicy, and the beans perfect.

Also, the service there was very friendly. Everyone working was extremely nice, and they all had that down-home humble attitude. You walk in and feel welcome immediately.

I don’t think I will ever be back to Cozy Corner, but I am glad that we went there. It was a great experience, but I think I will stick with my personal favorites.

Hey, a Memphian is allowed to be picky about these things.

To learn more about Cozy Corner, visit their website, Yelp, or Urbanspoon page.

Cozy Corner on Urbanspoon


5 Responses to “Cozy Corner”

  1. Thomas Says:

    I am a huge fan of Cozy Corner but not a fan of their pork sandwich. It is sliced not pulled and does not blend well with the sauce. Make a return trip and try the ribs with hot sauce. The ribs are the best in town and the hot sauce stands out here. You’re right not too hot but an excellent flavor. They also have a super hot sauce. It’s not on the menu but can ask for it.
    The cornish hen can be hit or miss but is usually a tasty morsel indeed. The Wings are the best anywhere.
    Now if you and your friend want an excellent pork sandwich make the short road trip to Proctor, Ark. and eat at Roadside Barbecue. The best sandwich I have ever tasted (so far) and I have tasted MANY!
    See my review for Roadside on Yelp.
    I like your reviews, keep posting.

    • Ribs it is! I have noticed when it comes to BBQ that some places excel at ribs but not pulled pork or vice versa. It’s usually one or the other.Though I am a bit leery of leaving the city limits for a pulled pork sandwich, I might have to take your advice.

  2. Kyle Says:

    Absolutely, ribs are the best I’ve had. I don’t eat sandwiches at cozy corner. As an alternative, the hen is very good too.

  3. richard Says:

    darlin…you got the wrong thing…the best ribs I have EVER tasted, bar none…go back…get the ribs…do yrself a favor

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