Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Dyer's Burgers

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.


  1. Looks like the son-in-law to be is going to fit in nicely, since you seem to have such similar interests. That's an incredibly colorful restaurant, and a real color shocker to see first thing in the morning. Nice photos and wonderful back story.

    Thanks for sharing your burger, fries, and drink with us for T this Tuesday. Looks like the wedding plans are really taking shape. When's the big day, or is that a secret?

    1. The wedding is the 1st week of November, so it's coming fast!

  2. Dyers looks like a fun place to visit and have a nice burger and fries whilst planning the coming nuptials!! Happy T day to you!!

  3. That looks a real fun place to visit, and the look of the burger and fries has me drooling, yummy! I'm sticking to tea and toast today as I wasn't feeling good yesterday, but wait till I feel better! Happy T Day and have a great week, hugs, Valerie

  4. OMGosh! that wedding is right around the corner.
    The burger looks good, I'd like to see Memphis someday....your pictures really interest me.
    Happy T-day.......and don't forget to stop and breath during all the wedding preparations.

  5. Funny place --looks great.. I just saw a documetary about road food from Jane & Michale Stern... this place reminds me of the places they visited.

  6. Hello and Happy T Day! What a fun place and YES the burger and fries look YUMMY! How wonderful that they've been in business so long, not many places around me have been so it's good to see one that does. Enjoy the next visit too!
    Thank you for sharing and have a good week.

  7. Oh yummy! I can't remember the last time I had a burger, your picture makes me want one right now, lol :D Wishing you a Happy T Day :D

  8. You just gotta have an old-fashioned burger and fries once in a while....looks yummy and love the vintage decor style... happy tea day! ♥

  9. Oh Wow! This is exactly what I imagine all American Burger bars to look like! (I'm sure they're not!) Thanks for showing! Chrisx

  10. Nice to be out and about and get to know the future son-in-law. :) Looks like the burgers we used to get alright. They used to have real 100% meat in them, too. ;) Happy T-Day! :)

  11. It's always great to find a good burger joint :) No fast food places for me but a really well made a tasty burger is an art :)

  12. What an amazing place and the food looks superb!Happy T-Day! :)