Crumpy’s On Highland Street, South: A Winner

Crumpy’s Information:

  • Address: 671 S. Highland St., Memphis, TN 38111
  • Phone Number: (901)443-5857
  • Hours:
    • Monday-Wednesday;10:30 A.M.-10:00 P.M.
    • Thursday;10:30 A.M.-12:00 A.M.
    • Friday-Saturday;10:30 A.M.-2 A.M.
    • Sunday;12:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
  • Dine-In And Carry-Out Available
  • Delivery Available Via
  • Parking Available In Rear
  • Fish tank located to the right, upon entering. For those who want to know.

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Initial Remarks On Crumpy’s Hot Wings On South Highland Street

First and foremost, Crumpy’s Hot Wings is, perhaps, a typical name for many chicken wing establishments across Memphis. However, the Crumpy’s on South Highland Street has the recognition as one of the most consistently tasty wing joints in the city.

Crumpy’s boasts an easily accessible location for University of Memphis students (it is right down the street from the popular bar ‘The Bluff, Memphis’) and has some of the better chicken available in the city.

crumpys front
There’s something about the words ‘Hot Wings’ and ‘Homemade Banana Pudding’ that looks so good together!

The Chicken

When rating the chicken here, one has to first acknowledge the hard work that the fry men do at this establishment. Additionally, you will want to know that this author was greeted attentively and courteously by the head fry cook upon entry!

Unfortunately, it is not often that one can say that an employee at any business went out of their way to show you their personality. Likewise, it is a rare exception to be made to feel accepted in a restaurant, however, this man did just that.

Aside from this show of good faith, the wings were excellent at this visit, as they have been in the past. The wings are average to above average in size. In addition, the fry on the outside of the chicken is among the upper echelon, though not the best, that can be found in Memphis. The sauce on the wing is what helps take this wing to another level.

The Sauce

A quick aside, good Honey Hot sauce is tangy, spicy, sweet, and buttery (it almost sounds like a description for candy).

Crumpy’s sauce hasjust those qualities, with, what one can only assume, a proprietary array of seasonings. Consequently, this blend sets this sauce apart from the commonplace (yet still delicious) formula of honey, Frank’s Red Hot Cayenne Pepper SauceCrumpy's On Highland Street, South: A Winner 1, and butter. You will want more after trying these wings! They deserve a respectable and difficult to attain 7.9/10.

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crumpys truck
Oh, and you’ll be interested to know that they have a food truck. Delivering tasty, sticky goodness to you.

The Fries

Importantly, the french fries at this location are coveted crinkle fries. Crinkle fries, if you haven’t had the pleasure to try them, are the correct addition to any order of chicken wings. A wholly coated, crispy, delicious crinkle fry can make your chicken review. Crumpy’s on Highland, South, this author is glad to say, has french fries that are a positive addition to their poultry. They are well seasoned, again with what must be a proprietary blend, and are fully coated in the mixture.

The seasoning complements the sauce on the chicken, which can not be said for lesser chicken wing restaurants. Consequently, it is evident that the head chef of this location took the time to think about what makes an excellent seasoning.

We can only say that we appreciate this person’s efforts and have enjoyed them on a number of occasions. However, the exterior fry has been inconsistent in the past. Therefor, as far as perfection goes, these wing accompaniments have a ways to go. The overall rating for the fries at Crumpy’s is a 7.0/10.

Whatever your preference, just know that seasoned crinkle fries are better for you than straight cut fries, scientifically speaking.

Concluding Remarks About Crumpy’s

As far as this blog is concerned, Crumpy’s on S. Highland Street has above average chicken. They are a positive name in the chicken wing community! Although they are not perfect, they bring a good name to the high level ried chicken scene in Memphis.

Furthermore, there is room for improvement. Their french fry’s exterior fry as well as the sauce could have tweaks made. Standard operating procedure in cook time and in food size and quality goes a long way in aiding consistency. Finally, the sauce, of course, is great, but this author knows there is better sauce to be had.

Final Score

In finale, if Crumpy’s Hot Wings on S. Highland Street in Memphis, Tn seeks to improve with an open mind and a growth mindset, they could be one of the top tier chicken wing establishments in Memphis. Therefore, they sit at a wholly superior, and well-earned 7.5/10.

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