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Marlowes Ribs and Restaurant

#17 of 1,259 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
McKellar - Whitehaven-Levi PD
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4381 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116-6407
+1 901-332-4159
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great ribs!

I really enjoyed this place. The ribs were yummy and don't leave without a piece of Pecan pie for dessert. Amazing! The atmosphere was 'Elvis'. Perfect for this Elvis fan since we were in Memphis to visit Graceland.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jan K
Santa Maria, California
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  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Santa Maria, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed this place. The ribs were yummy and don't leave without a piece of Pecan pie for dessert. Amazing! The atmosphere was 'Elvis'. Perfect for this Elvis fan since we were in Memphis to visit Graceland.

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Brooklyn, Iowa
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151 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were looking forward to our meal at Marlowes but it fell short. I ordered the ribs but they were on the dry side. The beans were ordinary and I requested some additional BBQ and was brought half a ketchup sized small container while my wife ordered the pulled pork but she said it tasted sort of old and a... More 

Thank Ron A
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Marlows shuttle picked me up at my hotel in a pink limo and brought me here for dinner. Not far from Graceland. Very old school, lots of Elvis memorabilia. Food is really good, especially the BBQ pulled pork and the bar service was great. Football games on in the bar area. Pretty fun local bar crowd.

Thank Cheriejay
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

when you think you have had the best ribs visit here then you know you have had the best ribs. OMG ribs and bbq that is simply the best..even bought some rub to take home and have a go myself not sure i can wait to cook the for 16 hours though. please come to England and open up, i... More 

Thank steve b
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent place to eat with quick and friendly service. Good, varied menu. We both had the brisket which was delicious and very tender. Elvis music is played throughout and lots of Elvis memorabilia all over. Great for die hard fans. Would return here if in this area again.

Thank Anne Marie C
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Barbecue, good service and fun place! All the locals we talked to recommended this place for dinner - and we were glad they did. Complimentary ride in the pink limo to the Restaraunt and back. Food was great, and the Elvis flavor was appropriate for Memphis! A must stop if you go to Memphis!

Thank Tom B
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner was delicious. We had fries green tomatoes which were very good. I had pulled pork that came with a deep fried brown and serve roll that was excellent.

Thank Colleenyweeny
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the Heartbreak Hotel after having driven in from Nashville and found Marlowe's right down the street. The fantastic smokey meat smell hits you as you open the door. Great pulled pork and yummy sides! Then we ordered the peanut butter and banana sundae for dessert WOW! Great service and a cool "joint" atmosphere. Would definitely go... More 

Thank Wendy917
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though some primarily meat places do have fairly good vegetarian choices this is not one of them. Salad was not great, fried green tomatoes not the best either as they were rather overcooked and the dipping sauce was okay at best.

Thank Cassry
Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My hotel concierge suggested this restaurant, and I'm so glad they did. I was a little nervous to wander around the area, since I'd heard some parts near graceland can be dicey. This restaurant seemed to be in a safe area. It was hopping on a sunday night. I just got food to go. The bartender was very nice and... More 

Thank Becky W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4381 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116-6407
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > McKellar - Whitehaven-Levi PD
  • Neighborhood: McKellar - Whitehaven-Levi PD
  • Phone Number: +1 901-332-4159

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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