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Marlowes Ribs and Restaurant

#20 of 1,226 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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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 359
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  • 173
    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I love The King and I love Marlowes!

I was visiting Graceland and asked a young lady where to get some good local BBQ. She said Marlowes and I was NOT disappointed! At first, being in such close proximity to Graceland and seeing that the inside looked like a bootleg Elvis gift shop I was a bit worried but the food quickly changed my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
SuzyCole
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I was visiting Graceland and asked a young lady where to get some good local BBQ. She said Marlowes and I was NOT disappointed! At first, being in such close proximity to Graceland and seeing that the inside looked like a bootleg Elvis gift shop I was a bit worried but the food quickly changed my mind. Ribs were AMAZING!... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

In Memphis briefly and we were wanting some bbq, we made an excellent choice stopping here!! We were all very happy with our food choices. In our group we had bbq pork, sliced brisket, baked beans, coleslaw, mac n cheese, and chicken strips. The portions are large!! Really enjoyed marlowes!!!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Had a great night here, ate the biggest sandwich I have ever seen and rode in a Pink limo that they used to drive us from the Heartbreak Hotel to Marlowe's. Staff are great, food is great and Elvis is everywhere! What else do you need?

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Media, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

3 girls out for dinner after touring Graceland. Taken to and picked up from the place this was free. Ribs were cold and dry, extra bbq to use for dipping tasted out of a jar. Mac&cheese watery tasteless, the loaded baked potato was hard bacon bits out of a bag. Mushrooms also tasted like canned. The only thing hot was... More 

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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I love Marlowes!!! Can't say enough about this place. Great atmosphere... amazing food.... awesome staff. A must visit every time I am in Memphis! Try their corn nuggets!!! Yum!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you're in Memphis, or planning a visit, do yourself a favor...... Head to Marlowes, over in Whitehaven (near Graceland) Marlowes is a family run eatery that will blow your mind! The food is truly a staple of the Memphis history, the barbecue is something they have won many awards for over the years! It is cooked to perfection because... More 

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Denton, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If the food weren't enough of a draw (it is) then the almost endless homage to Elvis is. I've lost count of the times I've eaten here over the years and I've NEVER been disappointed. I always get some variation of their great southeastern Q. My granddaughter always goes straight for the beef tips and mushrooms. The servers are always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Omg the best ribs iv had in a long time. Love the service. Busy place but no long wait. Got seated fast speedy service. Great server. The Pepsi was the best. And the homemade potato chips great. Thanks.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Spent a week in Tennessee with my husband and 15 year old daughter. We are all big Elvis fans and LOVED everything about our trip!! Followed some advice and checked out Marlowes - we are so glad we did!!! The food was insanely delicious and the service was WONDERFUL!

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The wife and I were stuck in a motel while our truck was getting an apu installed and we were hungry....called Marlowes and they sent a driver to pick us up in a pink Cadillac...they treated us like royalty and the BBQ was unsurpassed .....we highly recommend this restaurant

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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: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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