6.3 out of 10

Poplar Ave, Memphis

Ranked 5th best street in Memphis
35.1273944292532 -89.9438106628159
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3/5
2yrs+

"Lots to Do"

Poplar is a nice, long street that goes all the way into down-town Memphis. There are relatively few houses along it, but many businesses and you definately need to stop in and eat at Corky's BBQ. I would avoid Poplar during rush hour, it is a narrow street and traffic tends to get congested the closer you get to either German Town or down town Memphis. Also, if you are trying to get to German Town, I would recommend taking the freeway as opposed to driving all the way down Poplar.
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3/5
2yrs+

"Ok, but there are much better things to do"

Poplar Avenue – There are lots of hotels and restaurants, nothing special unless you count the antique mall and Corky’s BBQ. We really didn’t think it was worth the time, but ended up poking around the mall, and then had the ribs at Corky’s. Some like it much better than Rendezvous. We liked them both.
Now, I wish we had spent the time doing a river cruise instead.
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4/5
2yrs+

"You can find everything"

Poplar is one of the streets that stretches the entire length of Memphis. It starts in downtown and then continues even out of state. Along Poplar Ave one can find plenty of shops and restaurants, as well as nightlife. One should be careful, however, driving on Poplar because the street lanes are very narrow compared to most other lanes. I wouldn't recommend driving a large truck on this street unless you are very comfortable driving it. While traffic can become congested during rush hour; typically, the street maintains a good traffic flow. Towards Germantown, you can find some houses on Poplar, however it is mostly a business road.
4/5
2yrs+

"Nice extensive street!"

Poplar avenue extends all the way from Germantown to Downtown Memphis! Everything you need is off of this street but the access depends on where you are located! Many home arent on this street just mostly busineess anything from grocery stores, movie stores, hospitals, gas stations, fast food ect! Pretty much any business you would need access to! The best thing is the extension of the street!
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