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Gus World Famous Fried Chicken

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215 S Center St, Collierville, TN 38017
(901) 853-6005
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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There are not very many places I would wait a half an hour for the table anc an hour for the food to come out but Gus's is one of those places. We didn't have anything other than the fried chicken and why would you? It's the perfect spiciness and the perfect crispiness. I think everything else was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Martin D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

There are not very many places I would wait a half an hour for the table anc an hour for the food to come out but Gus's is one of those places. We didn't have anything other than the fried chicken and why would you? It's the perfect spiciness and the perfect crispiness. I think everything else was excellent too,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I have heard of Gus's chicken for years but had never tried it until lunch the other day. I was not disappointed, the fried chicken is spicy, juicy and flavorful. Service was great, kind of a cool old house that has been transformed into the restaurant. The sides were well prepared and overall a great meal.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

So glad to have this near our house! The chicken is absolutely amazing. Love the spice level. Even our daughter who is not a spicy food person loves this chicken. My only complaint is that none of their sides are really as spectacular as the chicken. Kinda tasteless. Potato salad is runny and potatoes are over cooked. Slaw is just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Some of the best fried chicken I have had anywhere. However if you don't like a little spice in your fowl it is not for you. Not overly hot but it does have a noticeable kick. Restaurant is nice with good service but prepare for a little wait as people come from all over to eat there. Don't let a... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Gus's definitely has the best fried chicken and I've had it in the Philippines and South Korea as well as across the US. This particular location is unique in that it is in a historical home and easy to miss if you are looking for a commercial building. It is a very down-to-earth with laminated menus, plastic utensils, and styrofoam... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is not for the intestinally challenged!! This chicken is Spicey!!! But gooooood!! Not greasy. Nice little restaurant off the square in Beautiful Collierville, TN But you have to like your chicken hot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Best chicken anywhere. Has a little heat cooked in it, but not too much. Not greasy and not a ton of breading on it. Just right. Sides of beans are good. Nothing special...but good. Neat location in Collierville in old house. Downtown Memphis location is also good. Chicken very consistent at all locations. If you like chicken you must try... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

After hearing many good comments regarding Gus' Fried Chicken we had to try it. Yes, the food was very good but I was disappointed in their giving us plastic utensils to eat with. The place could use some sprucing up also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

has to be this location. In all of my experiences I have never had less than at 30 min wait at Gus's UNTIL I discovered this location.. It is tucked away in a quaint little house just off of Colliersville's Town Square. In and out and headed back to Nashville in no time. Gus's chicken can't be beat, it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Definitely the best fried chicken I have ever had. All my out of town relatives and friends ask for it when they visit. I only wish they had something mild for kids.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 S Center St, Collierville, TN 38017
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Collierville
  • Phone Number: (901) 853-6005
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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