I met The Daughter and Son-in-law-to-be at the jeweler to get my Daddy's wedding ring resized for the new couple to have, and afterwards was treated to lunch at a Memphis institution. I'd never been to Dyer's, and it's a good feeling to have experienced it. The Son-in-law-to-be is a descendant of the founding family (though not associated with the restaurant itself), and the restaurant has been around since 1912!
I had the burger combo, and it's a good burger. A traditional hamburger, nothing fancy, but worth the trip. from their website:
Legend has it that the "secret" was Doc Dyer's ageless cooking grease. This famous grease , strained daily, has continued to produce our juicy Dyer's Burgers for almost a century now.Doesn't it look good? It was even tastier than it looks.
The Husband and The Younger Son had to miss this trip because of scheduling conflicts, but now that I've been I'll make sure to take them soon.
Yelp and Trip Advisor give it 3 1/2 out of 5 stars. Zomato gives it 3.6 out of 5. Food Republic has an appreciative article. Road Food gives it a score of 88% and calls it "a burger to remember".
Handy Park is just across Beale Street, and there was a concert going on as we were leaving the restaurant:
Walkin' in Memphis!
I'm linking with the other drink-related posts at Bluebeard and Elizabeth's T Tuesday party.