Welcome to Marlowe's
The best dining experience
Welcome to Marlowe’s Ribs and Restaurant. For 45 years we have been providing the best in Memphis hospitality to locals and visitors from around the globe.
We have tastes that will satisfy anyone’s palate, including our award-winning BBQ pork ribs, beef brisket, BBQ shrimp, and our famous Italian-style BBQ spaghetti.
A few words about us
You might think that our barbeque smoker runs on just fruit wood, but here at Marlowe’s Ribs & Restaurant, I tend to think we operate on family tradition.
My name is Melissa Gigliotti, and unlike most kids, I grew up in a restaurant. When I was nine years old, my father Tony Gigliotti fulfilled his dream and opened “The Whitehaven Ranch House”. He uprooted our family from Pennsylvania to settle down into the neighborhood of the King of Rock and Roll.
My father quickly fell in love with the city
How it started
In my teenage years, Dad began experimenting with barbeque. He built a pit in the kitchen and discovered the BBQ sauce and technique that would make us famous.
He renamed the restaurant “Marlowe’s” after my sister Marlo and started a BBQ dynasty I am proud to continue today. We painted a small, retired school bus with pig caricatures and began picking up guests from local hotels. The “Pig Bus” was an instant hit, and we quickly became the unofficial cab service of Elvis Presley Boulevard. Within a year, the Pig Bus was so popular and overused that we had to retire it.
Elvis bought a pink Cadillac for his mother with his first royalty check, so we followed suit and bought a Cadillac limousine. After a fresh coat of bright pink paint, the shuttle service was reborn. Today we have a fleet of seven pink limousines ready to come bring you to our front door. Even Guy Fieri with Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives couldn’t resist a ride.
While many years ago Dad claimed to retire, but just like the King, he has never really left the building. He can still be found strolling around the restaurant singing Elvis songs, telling stories, or working in our gift shop. When you walk in the front door just listen for:
"Hello my beautiful child, welcome to Marlowe's!"
That's how you know you're in the right place!