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Kooky Canuck

#26 of 1,218 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Canadian
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87 South 2nd Street, Memphis, TN 38103-3009
+1 901-578-9800
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11:00 - 02:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been to Kooky less frequently than usual, and now I recall why. We sat down, ordered drinks, and they came in 5-8 min tiers. One 8 mins later, one 8 mins after that and so on. There were five of us, so this took a bit, and then we ordered the 6lb burger to split. Drinks were consistently slow,... More 

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Thank Drew G
Oakland, Tennessee
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177 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are ever in Memphis, be it downtown or Cordova, you MUST try this place. They have a gargantuan burger that if you can eat it in a certain time, its free...but its like 800 pounds of meat....GOOD LUCK....my fave thing is the POUTINE.....it is HEAVENLY.

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Thank Lenny B
Sherman, Illinois
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111 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at the Kooky Kanuk for lunch. My friend had the Blackened Catfish Po Boy. He said the fish was good, but the hoagie roll was way too much bread. The fish portion was rally thin and over powered by the bread. I had the BL"FG"T - bacon, lettuce, and fried green tomato and pimento cheese spread. It was absolutely... More 

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Thank frederl1071
Arkansas
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food before or after the Redbirds or FedEx Forum event! You will not be disappointed. Cheese Burgers are the best!!!

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Thank BeBee55
Chicago, Illinois
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89 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in for dinner, and found the place a disappointment. I wanted a French meat pie that was on the menu, but was advised it would take 30 minutes or more to make from scratch. I opted for a prime rib sandwich I was told would be fast which unbelievably took 45 minutes to arrive - with the wrong side.... More 

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Thank Kenneth L
milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clearly quite new with helpful staff and food which was different to the rest of the city. As ever in America the service is very, possibly too, fast but good size portions to the extent that the starters make a good main course on their own. They did rush us through a bit but no more than other places in... More 

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Thank David D
Houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Yonge Street burger and Poutine fries. The Bomb! If you've never had Poutine fries you gotta get these. Gravy over fries and cheese curds.

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Thank dbarrett05
North Little Rock, Arkansas
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying on Beale st there is not many places that you can take kids. This is one place that the kids loved and the food was good. The kids loved the atmosphere and decor. They really loved the mini-Avalanche dessert.

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Thank Tanner H
Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great burgers! But don't go for a birthday meal expecting anything as a celebration. They will not sing or offer a free dessert like most restaurants.

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Thank donaldsV7985SF
Memphis, Tennessee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Kooky Canuck 2 times with 2 years in between the visits and its the same story, even 2 years later. I understand that it was in the middle of a lunch rush but, and hour and 15 minutes after ordering seems an unreasonable time to wait. And on top of that, my friend's burger was completely raw... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:30
Monday
11:00 - 02:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:30
Thursday
11:00 - 02:30
Friday
11:00 - 02:30
Saturday
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 South 2nd Street, Memphis, TN 38103-3009
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-578-9800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?