If you love a good burger, we have the perfect spot for you! Memphis may be famous for their world-famous barbecue but after visiting Huey’s Restaurant in Germantown, we can truly attest that this is a great restaurant to sample a burger. It’s no surprise to hear that Huey’s has been voted as having the ‘Best Burger’ by the Memphis Magazine EVERY YEAR since 1984.
Memphis is at the moment our ‘local’ city, so we are able to visit pretty frequently. Over the next few months, we plan on experiencing a variety of local establishments around Memphis to try and justify whether Huey’s Restaurant was rightly voted as having the best burger. Do we really need an excuse to get out and experience different food in Memphis? Not at all, it really is an amazing city if you love trying unique, local cuisine.
Huey’s has eight different locations scattered throughout the city of Memphis (technically seven as there is one in Southaven, MS just south of Memphis). Whether you want to experience the lively atmosphere in downtown Memphis close to Beale Street, or perhaps the more relaxed environment in Midtown or Germantown, there are plenty of options available.
Here are the various locations throughout the city along with a map depicting the locations:
4872 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38117
1771 N. Germantown Pkwy
Cordova, TN 38018
77 S. Second St.
Memphis, TN 38103
2130 W. Poplar Ave
Collierville, TN 38017
7090 Malco Blvd.
Southaven, MS 38671
7825 Winchester Rd
Memphis, TN 38125
1927 Madison Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
7677 Farmington Blvd.
Germantown, TN 38138
Huey’s Restaurant – The Atmosphere
If you are visiting Memphis to experience a little retail therapy, Huey’s Restaurant Germantown is located perfectly across from one of the ritzy malls around the city – Saddle Creek. A short drive from Wolfchase Galleria along Germantown Parkway also offers another convenient option if you are interested in a Memphis shopping experience but this restaurant is a great option to enjoy lunch or dinner.
Huey’s has been serving up Blues, Brews and Burgers since 1970.
The Germantown location is representative of all the other locations, with an outdoor patio or indoor dining option. If you simply want to experience a couple of beers while watching the latest sporting event, you can sit at the bar while enjoying the lively atmosphere. Huey’s has a real tavern like feel to it as you enter and admire the architecture and choice of decor.
The cozy atmosphere is typified by the closeness of tables and booths so if you are looking for an intimate restaurant, perhaps Huey’s is not the best choice. However, I think the close proximity of tables and booths works well here because the restaurant thrives on the community feel and desire to create an environment that all the family can enjoy.
The light-hearted atmosphere can be seen if you peer towards the ceiling and notice all the toothpicks staring back down at you. Take a moment to grab your straw and pop a toothpick above you…everyone else does!
We have yet to experience the local music scene at Huey’s but Sunday’s are renowned for live music, with jazz in the afternoon and a mixture of blues and rock n’ roll at night. There is a real focus on promoting local Memphis artists, so for any aspiring artists, perhaps a performance at Huey’s will be your step into the music world.
Huey’s World Famous Burgers
Where do you even begin to choose a dish from the delicious selection of burgers and accompanying options? It’s entirely personal preference but of course, the popular choice has to be the World Famous Huey Burger. A 1/3 pound beef patty on top of a buttered, toasted sesame seed bun along with all the toppings you would associate with an amazing burger.
But just perusing over the menu will make you realize that a plain burger is not the only option here. Whether you want to explore a little Mexican flair with a Señor Huey, topped with spicy jalapenos or perhaps the Old Tyme A1 burger with sauteed mushrooms, onion straws and of course, A1 steak sauce, there are plenty of alternatives at Huey’s.
It’s not all about burgers though at Huey’s, in fact, there are ample alternatives available to suit everyone’s tastes. Sandwiches, seafood, soups, and salads are all available so be sure to take your time browsing the menu before making your final choice. Also, be sure to check the additional menu on the table containing the seasonal specialties on offer.
I opted for the Sunshine Burger which is served open face with cheddar cheese, topped with a fried egg and crispy bacon. Grilled mushrooms are an accompanying topping though I chose to leave these off. The egg was a little overcooked for my liking but the burger was delicious and definitely met my high expectations given the positive media coverage Huey’s has received.
One thing you will notice when you order any of the burgers is that sides are not included. With the size of the burger, it’s likely that you won’t need any fries or onion rings so be cautious when considering ordering anything in addition to your burger.
Heather decided to go with the Little Minors Trio, a selection of three different sliders that basically are a great way to sample the variety of burgers and toppings at Huey’s. This is served with onion straws though Heather substituted these for steak fries.
Huey’s Restaurant really does offer an amazing selection of burgers. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and dining experience but it’s the quality of food that really sets apart Huey’s from its competitors in Memphis. The city of Memphis has a plethora of dining options, all of which offer awesome cuisine but if you are looking to experience the “Best Burger in Town”, Huey’s is right at the very top of the list.
If you are planning on visiting Memphis anytime soon, we strongly encourage you to head over to one of Huey’s locations and sample one of these burgers for yourselves.
What are your experiences at Huey’s?