Dyer's burger and chili cheese fries.
Dyer's burger and chili cheese fries.

Burgers Cooked in 100-Year-Old Grease

Field review by the editors.

Memphis, Tennessee

The secret of the tasty-taste of Dyer's hamburgers, according to Dyer's Burgers, is that they're cooked in the grease that the restaurant started with back in 1912. Or at least some of that grease (The restaurant adds fresh grease to the old grease every now and then). To its credit, Dyer's Burgers has been very protective of its grease over the years, moving it under armed guard as the restaurant has relocated to various Memphis addresses.

Dyer's sign.

If you feel uneasy about burgers fried in "ancient grease," the restaurant does say that the grease is strained every day. So it's clean 100-year-old grease.

Burgers Cooked in 100-Year-Old Grease

Dyer's Burgers

Address:
205 Beale St., Memphis, TN
Directions:
Dyer's Burgers. Downtown. On the south side of Beale St. just east of its intersection with US Hwy 79/S. 3rd St.
Hours:
Daily 11 AM - very late (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
901-527-3937
Admission:
Free to look.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
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