My wife and I were in Memphis for the first time to visit Graceland. Being in Memphis we wanted to try some REAL Memphis BBQ, and as Marlowe's has excellent reviews on Tripadvisor and Google, and is close to Graceland, it seemed a perfect choice....Well...things aren't always what they seem. Our visit was at 4pm Sunday, 11/20/22, just as the restaurant was opening for business that evening. We were the second customers in the restaurant. Our waitress was personable and attentive throughout our dinner. The service was fine. The food was horrible. To be specific, my wife and I both ordered brisket that was flavorless and cold. Everything, except my wife's fried okra, was cold. Did we mention the problem with the temperature of the food to our waitress or a manager? No. We were the second customers of the evening, and aside from not understanding how the food could be cold, the evening was passing us by. As we had other things to do, we just dealt with it, But it was bad. We also met other folks later who, on another visit, had the exact same experience as us- expensive (for the quality), cold, bland food. I know; the Pink Cadillac used for shuttling customers who want that experience is cool. Still, the meal shouldn't be cold. Find another ride and another meal. Maybe some good Memphis BBQ. My attempt at having some good Memphis BBQ during my short stay in Memphis was a failure.
If this review saves a reader money and disappointment, or spurs improvements in this restaurant then it will have served its purpose.More