I felt that I needed to pay an in-person visit to Three Angels Diner. If you remember, the first Three Angels burger I had was while camping outside of Memphis City Schools. It was delivered and eaten quickly while sitting in a soccer chair on a cold sidewalk. I wanted to go back and do it right and I’m glad I did. Three Angels knows how to cook a burger. I ordered the Diner Burger. It was served with their diner slaw, tomato, pickles, onion, mayo and something that tasted like no ketchup I’d ever had before. I didn’t confirm it, but I’m pretty sure it was homemade. I wasn’t horribly crazy about their diner slaw. The best I could describe it is as sort of marinated wilted iceberg lettuce topping that didn’t do anything for the burger. It was my only fault with the burger. I’d love to see them doctor it up a little to have more kick or just do away with it in favor of some green-leaf lettuce.
Like I said, Three Angels knows how to cook a burger. It’s thick, juicy and loaded with flavor. The one I got was griddle fried, but there is a steamed version available. It really was the burger equivalent of cotton candy. It just melted in my mouth. I went with the same friend who I camped with that day at MCS. He got the Colossus Burger with bacon and cheese. My Diner Burger was 1/3 pounds and his Colossus was a 1/2 pounder. I think he may be ready for Kooky’s. That was a lot of burger. Typically, I don’t order bacon or cheese. I like to taste the burger, but his bacon and brie cheese burger smelled divine. I mean it.
Three Angels doesn’t serve fries. Instead, they serve “house made” potato chips. They’re good chips too. Fresh. Crispy. Salted. No complaints, other than they
weren’t fries. I love me some good crisp fries. I’m not originally from the south so I can live without deviled eggs, although, theirs was good and not overly sweet.
Not much to complain about at Three Angels Diner. They make a great burger and you won’t leave hungry.
I give Three Angels Diner 4 out of 5 stars. It’s not the best burger I’ve had in Memphis, but pretty close.
Three Angels Diner
2617 Broad Avenue
Memphis, TN 38112
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