Huey’s Restaurant (Memphis, TN)
While walking around Memphis, we got a hankering for some food. We were near Beale St. and saw a sign for Huey’s Restaurant, which a friend of Edie’s had mentioned to us (again – thanks, Charles!). Since we had that insider tip, we decided to swing in and grab some take-out. Huey’s has been serving up big, delicious burgers and ridiculously huge onion rings since 1970. They’ve actually been voted Best Burger in Memphis since 1984.
Madison Avenue Burger
Scott went with the “Madison Avenue Burger,” your basic burger topped with Swiss cheese, grilled mushrooms, and bacon. The burger was thick, cooked perfectly, and served with ample amounts of toppings in a well-balanced proportion so nothing was overpowering.
Bluff City Burger
Edie opted for the “Bluff City Burger,” topped with smoked cheddar cheese, bacon, onion straws, and BBQ sauce. The flavors were well blended with nothing overpowering any other flavor. The onion straws could have been a tad crispier, though we did carry it a few blocks, so that might be on us. Otherwise, it was cooked exactly as requested (medium-well) and pretty much awesome. Of the two burgers, this was definitely the better one.
And then there were the onion rings. Holy moly, the onion rings. We actually had no plans of getting this fried goodness, but we decided to split a small order. Either Huey’s served us a large order or a large order is ridiculously sized.
As you can see, these onion rings are HUGE! They are cut super thick and thickly battered. They could’ve been crispier, but the flavor was top-notch. Overall, they were great and brought about a much, much lighter dinner later.
Since we went with take-out, there wasn’t any table service. The bartenders, however, were friendly and talkative (including some discussion of local band Lucero) while Scott waited on the food.
Rest assured, these burgers are good sized without being monstrous and any one of them is sufficient to satisfy your hunger without needing any sides. And the burgers are under $7 each. All told, the two burgers, ridiculously large order of onion rings, and tip came to $22.
The Doggy Bag, By Knox
After forgetting the dog the night before at Germantown Commissary, Mommy and Scott knew they had to hook the dog up with something to eat. Okay, okay, they tried to remember me, but the end result was the same as if they hadn’t: hungry dog!
But first, let’s talk about a little bit of dog abuse. First, they forced me to walk 4 blocks while holding a bag smelling of burgers and onion rings. Then, they proceed to eat while I sit by, looking cute, making a little drool puddle on the floor, and looking cute. Have I mentioned that I’m cute? For Pete’s sake, when a dog is this cute, feed him!
Anyway, they finally came through with some all-around deliciousness, which I promptly scarfed up. For some reason, they only gave me the batter from the onion rings. They say dogs can’t have onions, but I think they’re just stingy. Bravo Huey’s, you make a great burger and onion rings batter. And I’m a dog that knows!