The Tops BBQ on Thomas St. (Hwy 51) in Frayser isn’t much at all to look at; however, if you stop by during lunch time you will be met with a large crowd every day. They must be doing something right! I haven’t always been to fond of Tops as far as BBQ is concerned. The other locations I’ve tried just weren’t that good. I never was, and still am not a fan of their sauce. Too mustardy for me.
As you can see from the photo their pit stands at the front like a beacon. You can smell the wonderful smells as you pull into their ever cramped parking lot. When you walk inside it’s just as heavenly. The BBQ at this locations is far above the standard at the other Tops I’ve tried. The meat has an excellent smokiness to it and never dry. I still just order my sandwich with slaw only. No matter which sauce I try (mild, hot, or sweet) I just don’t like it.
What I wanted to write about today is not their BBQ but their amazing burgers. I’ve read plenty of posts about how great they are which of course got me very curious. Each burger combo comes with 2 sides. I opted for the “double fry” option. If you’re looking for healthy, low carb, or low fat steer clear. What you’ll get is a fantastically delicious yet greasy burger with some amazing fries. Every time….
The picture above it from a regular cheese burger with double fries. The taste was exceptional. If you’re feeling more adventurous or just really really hungry you should opt for the double cheeseburger (below).
Make no mistake… it was delicious however I could almost feel my arteries begin to clog. It was as greasy at it looks and ten times more delicious. It actually looks like the bun might slip off the burger due to the grease factor. (I hope my doctor isn’t reason this….)
If you are ever in that part of town please stop by. They have a great staff that is always super busy but super efficient.