The burgers are definitely big and juicy, but many customers are drawn by the deep fried onion rings and mushrooms, the live music on Sunday ... More
The burgers are definitely big and juicy, but many customers are drawn by the deep fried onion rings and mushrooms, the live music on Sunday afternoons, and the late evening hours. If you are looking for something besides burgers, try the tamales with chili, cheddar cheese, and onion, the chicken or steak on a stick, or the fried mushrooms. There is a full bar, where beer is a specialty.The atmosphere is casual, with a couple of gimmicks. Customers are encouraged to write graffiti on the walls (and to read it, of course), and to shoot toothpicks through straws so they stick in the ceiling. Lunchtime draws area office workers.
This is my favorite restaurant in Memphis by far! And the great thing about it is that there are multiple locations, so even if you are staying in Collierville or South Haven or East Memphis or Downtown or Midtown, there is always a location that you can go to. My favorite menu items are of course the World Famous Huey Burger and the Cheese Fries. The Fries are topped with Cheddar Cheese, Bacon bits, and Chives and together they make a delicious combination. It is very family friendly as well. The facilities are normally well kept, except for a few occasions, but I have never met a friendlier staff. I live far from Memphis now, but whenever I make my return, I always eat at Huey's at least three times. I will also get it to go a lot with their insanely fast to go service. I can order and it will be ready for me to pick up in 15 minutes. This restaurant is uniquely Memphis. If you are traveling in Memphis, make this a favorite spot of yours. You will not be disappointed.
Huey's used to be the best beer/cheese fries/burger place in town. Loved it during college. We started going once or twice a week this summer and, unfortunately, it's not what it used to be. With two exceptions (a husband/wife team who rock) the service is subpar and at times downright frustrating.
The burgers are considerably smaller than they used to be. My favorite waitress tells me is a frequent complaint although the manager denies that they changed their burgers. The change literally happened in between visits - one week in June I got my last big, juicy burger and the next week I had to tear the bun in half to get it to fit the tiny patty before me. With the same puny results for two weeks, I finally started ordering a non-burger. The rest of the food is alright, but not worth the drive to midtown without the burger appeal.
The bands are typically on Sundays and usually pretty good local bands. The downside is that you can't hear anything over them (so don't go for a conversation those nights) because they are alway too loud for the rather tiny space of the restaurant. The cheese fries are still good if you're patient enough to deal with the other factors. A long-time Memphian and previously loyal Hueys fan, I no longer frequent any of their locations.
the service was not all that great we had to chase the waitress down every time we needed anything the food was the worst tasting stuff I ever put in my mouth and the price of the food was high for the quality of food we got
Huey's could be average on a good day. Our meal was bland and had a Gordon's Food Service bland taste. I live in Memphis and it's mostly tourists at Huey's. The locals know better. Service and value weren't that good either.