365 Things to Do in Memphis #142: Eat a Burger Fried in 100 Year Old Grease

Customer being served at Dyers Hamburgers on Beale Street
Craig Thompson

365 Things to Do in Memphis #142: Eat a Burger Fried in 100 Year Old Grease

Updated May 2018 As Memphians, we take our fried food seriously. Few, though, take it more seriously than the crew at Dyer's. They're so committed that they fry each one of their burgers in grease that has been lovingly preserved and used for 100 years. Assignment #142 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to eat a Dyer's burger.  As far as I can tell, the legend of the 100 year old grease is true. When the diner moved to Beale Street, the sacred grease came, too. Every time a new batch of grease is needed, some of the old grease is mixed in with it. Every night at closing time, the grease in the pan is covered with a lid. Every morning, the grease is strained and seasoned. Dyer's is serious about the grease. If you go to Dyer's expecting a big, thick patty with lots of lettuce and tomatoes., you're going to be disappointed. This is no place for gourmet burgers, fancy cheese, hipster-infused aioli, or grass-fed anything. If you're looking for a good, thin, fried Southern burger (the kind with a ton of pickle slices, mustard and onion), you're in the right place.

If you're looking for this amazing Memphis burger out in the 'burbs, you're in luck. Dyer's has a location in Collierville. Dyer's is open daily from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m.




Go there: Dyer's Hamburgers 205 Beale St Memphis, TN 38103 (901) 527-3937

101 N Center St Collierville, TN 38017
Originally published May 22, 2012

Comments Make Us Happy

Leave a Comment
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.