Dixie Queen is one of those Memphis establishments that brings me back to my childhood. When I was younger, my mom and I used to go to the Dixie Queen on Mt. Moriah to get a burger, fries, and freeze. We would eat inside and then head next door where there was a super awesome Putt Putt course. It had giant replicas of zoo animals, windmills, the whole bit.
I do not frequent Dixie Queen as much any more, but every so often I have to stop in and get my freeze fix. That is what I had to do recently. I was in the area and made an instant decision to go through the drive through. I ordered an orange freeze.
The freezes are just as good as I remember them as a kid. They are not icy at all, and they are not too liquidy either. They have that perfect consistency and are bursting with flavor. I don’t know exactly how to describe what a freeze is. It’s a lot like a milkshake, but kind of like a smoothie. There is really nothing else like it. You just need to try it for yourself.
For the record, the burgers and fries are really good for a fast food restaurant. If you are going to eat fast food, I would definitely opt for this instead of any national burger chain. The food is especially good at 3:00am on your way home. I found out about their late hours as a young adult and was thrilled.
The staff is usually super friendly too. They always have smiles on their faces and are willing to chat it up with you.
The only downside: Don’t come here if you are in a hurry. They will take forever and make you late. Guaranteed. Every time. There were four cars in front of me at the drive through, and I didn’t leave Dixie Queen for over 15 minutes. I could have gotten food faster at a sit down restaurant. However, if you have the time to hang out, it is worth the wait.
From my experience, Dixie Queen is one of those places that is never talked about, but an establishment most Memphis know and love.
Dixie Queen has no website or social media outlets, as they prefer to run old school. You can check out reviews on Yelp and Urbanspoon. Also, Memphis Business Journal wrote an article on them in 2003, about their Memphis home base and expansion.