Marlowe's Ribs


4381 Elvis Presley Boulevard Memphis, TN 38116
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  • Posted by [email protected]July 07, 2016

    Food was amazing. Kristen was our server, she was friendly and welcoming. The original owner was there working in the gift shop. The pink Cadillacs right next door to pick.you up. Great family joint.

  • Posted by IowaAmy December 29, 2012

    Loved it! Atmosphere was fun and the servers were amazing! Super close to Graceland so it is a great place to stop when you finish the tour!

  • Posted by Erika August 19, 2012

    Fabulous all around! Wonderful food, amazing servers! Really a one of a kind place that I recommend to anyone!! Also, all the wait staff there had cool Elvis stories!

  • Posted by GabyJuly 05, 2012

    I went with my family to have lunch and we were so exicited, because it was our first dinner, drive in ... Buut we were sooo disapointed!!!!! It was a very dirty place to eat. Just auful. And the other three clients that were there seem like very sad and actualy were a little rude. Never will go back and never will recomend.

  • Posted by RR1955June 04, 2012

    TO MY NEW ELVIS FAMILY AT MARLOWES WE ATE WE MADE NEW FREINDS MET THE WHO'S WHO OF THE ELVIS WORLD. FOOD WAS EXCELENT, ALL 3 MEALS WITH MRS. SHARON PARKER.SERVICE OUTSTANDING FRON "STAN THE MAN". SEE ALL MY NEW FREINDS IN AUGUST. TO NEW VISITORS TO MEMPHIS AND GRACELAND YOU HAVE TO GO TO MARLOWES IT LIKE GOING TO MEMPHIS AND NOT GOING TO GRACELAND. THANKS GUYS ROBIN AND PAM

  • Posted by RebeccameekJune 04, 2012

    Had dinner there last night and I was very disappointed. Bad service, food was either under cooked or over cooked, little pricey for what we had. Will not go back

  • Posted by Tom D.July 17, 2011

    The ribs were awful, very tough, and the server gave me a refill of my soda without any ice, saying I could pour it in from my first glass.... only good thing I had from my meal here was the corn fritters. I won't be returning.

  • Posted by AnonymousJanuary 02, 2011

    this place is just awesome

  • Posted by AnonymousOctober 26, 2010

    Marlowe's is the greatest place in the world for ribs, food of all kinds and southern hospatility.  They treat you like family.  When I'm in Memphis I eat at Marlowe's every day.  This is a must for all Elvis fans just 1 mile south of Graceland.  Elvis gift shop where you can find great and unusal Elvis items. When you go to Marlowe's tell them Sharon sent you. Sharon Parker Concord, Illinois

  • Posted by AnonymousSeptember 06, 2010

    Ate at Marlowe's way over rated and out of the way. Ribs weren't anything special....who can taste the meat when it's being drowned in "nothing special" Bar B Q sauce ? the brisket was over cooked and tough.....much better stuff is found on Beale Street and you don't pay anymore for the better location....Marlowes is in a terrible part of Memphis...but there are worse. This post is just an update...sorry about the duplicate complaints.

  • Posted by mreiman1August 30, 2010

    put this place on my list of places to eat while in Memphis....HUGE disapointment. The ribs had much to much sauce on them, the brisket was tough. Thank god this was our first dinner...after Marlowe's things have no choice except to get better....

  • Posted by AnonymousAugust 09, 2010

    If you're an elvis fan come here. If you're not...like we aren't then STILL come here. You can ignore the king if he isn't what you're into but the bbq is just to die for. The sweet, tangy bbq sauce smothered the ribs and the pulled pork. There is a secret hot sauce in the back that they have that you have to specifically ask for that is DELICIOUS. We smothered the fried okra in that sauce and once you have it like that, I don't think fried okra would ever taste the same. We ended up getting a combo with the ribs and the pulled pork with 2 sides...the okra and the potatoe salad. All of it was really delicious we'd suggest it for sure!

  • Posted by rmtcc3206August 09, 2010

    The atmosphere was really neat. Lots of Elvis stuff but also tons of other memoribilia. The food was great order the meal with 3 choices of meats.. was plenty for the 3 of us to share. The pink pig was an attraction and they will pick you up at  your hotel with a pink limo or caddy. Don't miss this one in Memphis.

  • Posted by AnonymousJuly 28, 2010

    while this place was not in the safest part of Memphis (then again what is safe in Memphis) this place was absolutely fun and fantastick! Covered from floor to ceiling in Elvis decor with the Elvis Radio Station playing as well, was a fabulous atmospheric roadstop. My dad and i split the combo order of pulled pork and ribs, now while we looove NC bbq, this was lip-smacking good! A must stop for road travelors. We met the owner Tony who had tales of Graveland, the neighborhood, and Elvis himself. Was a wonderful diversion from our destination. Would recommend to anyone just be aware and smart about where you are.

  • Posted by Nancy Hughes JoinerJuly 25, 2010

    The one bite I had of my meal was delicious.  Then my traveling companion found the cockroach in hers.  Should have been tipped off when I paid a visit to the filthy ladies room after placing our order.  The manager's comment "Well, this is the South", reflected his attitude, and told us that conditions would be no better on our next trip to Memphis.   This place definitely qualifies as a "Dive".

  • Posted by AnonymousJuly 03, 2010

    WE HAD WATCHED YOUR PROGRAM ON TV A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO. WE ARE TRAVELING FROM CALIFORNIA TO THE EASTERN STATES.. SO WHILE IN MEMPHIS WE TRIED MARLOWE'S. THE RIB'S AND PORK SANDWICH WERE TO DIE FOR..MET THE OWNER'S DAUGHTER AND OF COURSE HAD TO BUY THE RUB AND BBQ SAUCE. I RECOMMEND THE PLACE TO EVERYONE..KEN AND PAULETT, RIPON CA

  • Posted by Gus & CookieJune 25, 2010

    Stop #2 on our DDD road trip and it was nothing short of fantastic! We arrived in town and were planning to go there for supper then the lady who checked us in to our room gave us a flyer for there...so we booked the pink limo to pick us up and while we were getting ready to go DDD was on featuring Marlowe's...I'm not kidding. The limo driver was very nice and when we arrived the lady was so nice...we told her about the coincidence and chatted a bit then she bought us each a beer that we'd never had before. Started with fried green tomatoes which were good but the ribs were the meatiest bestest ribs ever...pulled pork was oh so yummy too. Over all this was a scrumptious experience with a great atmosphere...we'll most definately be going back some time!! Yum! Yum!

  • Posted by The vacationersJanuary 22, 2010

    You need to know this location is in a bad neighborhood. We had the idea of stopping at all the diners drive ins and dives locations that we could while on vacation with friends...this location was closed when we made it there, so we decided to go across the street to a blues type sports bar. We werent out of our car a half an hour before it was broke into and half of all of our stuff was taken and our windows knocked out. We thought we would be safe knowing that it was pretty close to graceland but not soo. I wouldnt go out of my way to stop at this location. Graceland security told us to only park our car at hotels and eating establishments with fences and or visable security. If you want good Authentic BBQ go to BB kings on Beale street...it was great!

  • Posted by Mission workers from ILJanuary 08, 2010

    We were a bit disappointed with a visit here--the barbeque was good and the ribs were fall off the bone, but the slaw was way over chopped and overdone with mayo.  The service was friendly when he was around, but he didn't come around much.  May have been related to the fact there were a dozen of us and the tip was added on.  the loud accoustical atmosphere was made worse by another group near us that was very loud--it was hard to talk.  Wouldn't recommend that anyone go out of their way for this DI,D, and D. 

  • Posted by PAMJanuary 04, 2010

    BEST RIBS IN MEMPHIS AND REASONABLE, STIFF DRINKS.

  • Posted by GregDecember 28, 2009

    The ribs were dry and a bit chewy.  The flavor was just ok.  We were really disappointed given the other reviews.

  • Posted by RocksMay 12, 2009

    Marlowes has great food and sassy waitress's. All in all it was great night out.

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