This is the place I wanted to go to in Memphis. I like Elvis music in small doses but my wife does not and starring at stuff from the 50's just is not on my bucket list... but Marlowe's was. Don't get me wrong there is plenty of Elvis here but a quit tolerable amount even for her. She just had to get use to U of M being Memphis and not Michigan. It looks like almost any BBQ place/bar in the country. Come in blue jeans, not your Sunday best... You will get messy because I think eating ribs must be with fingers.
First I made two mistakes. The first was arriving at 2:30 pm. The Memphis app said the hours were noon to 3 am. Wrong, they open at 4 pm. We hadn't eaten for 5-6 hours but we went downtown and checked in at The Peabody and went back.
Second mistake, we ordered the ribs for two at the suggestion of out wonderful waiter. Another mistake... it came with one slab of ribs which is our usual... but it took only 5 minutes to devour that. Not that it was small, it was just that good. We decide to forgo desert and get a second slab. It didn't surprise the waiter at all.
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