Get your shocked looks ready. Up until a couple of weeks ago, I had never been to Dyer’s. Yes, it’s true. This mainstay in Memphis, that so many people rave about, has never entered my life. The 2012 Beale Street Wine Race changed this all for me. Some friends and I decided to head into Dyer’s that afternoon after a few Call-A-Cabs and beers. We needed yummy, greasy food.
Surprisingly, the place was close to empty when we arrived. I didn’t really understand this, as there was a mass amount of people on Beale Street at this time. There was one server working the whole restaurant. He was cool and laid back.
His attitude complimented the atmosphere of the place, which was also laid back. It has a small town diner feel to it, which I liked.
The four of us decided to split 2 burgers and a basket of chili cheese fries.
I am going to say this, knowing I will get backlash from it. I welcome all opinions, so fire away.
I did not like Dyer’s. At all. I thought it was disgusting. Next to the McDonald’s hamburger, it might be the worst burger I have had. I normally try not to be so harsh, but I really don’t know what else to say. I couldn’t taste meat, just charred stuff. The burger was so greasy, it fell apart in my hands. I couldn’t taste anything other than grease. I took one bite, and let it be. Maybe the ancient aged grease isn’t doing the burger any good.
The chili cheese fries were edible, but nothing fantastic. I would not order them again either.
Overall, my experience at Dyer’s was sub-par. The service was good. The atmosphere was good. However, unless the food is edible, I will not return.
Sorry Dyer’s, but I don’t understand why you have such a good wrap around time. I can get better burgers in many places around town.