Family-run and family-friendly, this retro-themed diner serves the best barbecue in the Niagara Region. Why pay top dollar at Niagara tourist traps when Memphis provides excellent value? It’s worth the detour at Fifty Road or Fruitland Road exits as you enter or exit the Niagara Region.
Fried chicken (10 oz of boneless cutlets, apple slaw, biscuit and sweet pickles) dinner ($16.99 — feeds two), smoked ribs ($18.99 half, $24.99 full rack, including two sides), and chicken ‘n’ waffles specials are not to be missed. However, ordering from the regular menu results in near-perfect sliders (burger, pulled pork and brisket; $11.50 for 3), coney fries or addictive ranch fries, burgers and hot dogs.
Be sure to order a real milk shake ($5-6.25), ice-wine and ginger-peach iced tea ($2.75) or peach-a-melon fountain drink ($2.50). Beer and wine are also available. If you haven’t saved room for dessert, get it to go. Trust me on this: you need a slice of their homemade pie (especially if it’s flapper or grasshopper). Tip: skip the lineup by asking for a seat at the bar, or ask for “text for table” while waiting in your car. Free juke box provides endless vintage entertainment.