Jerry's Sno Cones is a Memphis institution, but it's well off my beaten track and I had never been. The Daughter insisted I remedy this, and we went recently and had pink lemonade sno cones.
It wasn't really what I was expecting. I was thinking I'd be having what I used to get at the Sno Cream Castle when I was little. That treat was crushed ice in a paper cone with flavored syrup on it. The Kids remember getting these at the zoo when they were little. They looked like this:
|photo from Sky High Party Rentals|
What we were served at Jerry's:
seemed to me to be more like a slushy. It was good even though it wasn't what I expected. I've been told there's almost always a line -a long line- so we were fortunate to go on a day when the traffic was steady but there were never more than 3 in the line.
Here's the menu:
The I Love Memphis blog lists it as one of the reasons to love Memphis. Urban Spoon gives Jerry's a 97% rating. Yelp has good reviews.