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Gus World Famous Fried Chicken

215 S Center St, Collierville, TN 38017
(901) 853-6005
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Ranked #2 of 105 Restaurants in Collierville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Memphis, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Really had some expectations after hearing all the clamor about Gus's. The fried chicken was a seven on a scale of ten. Served with white bread brought down the whole experience. Not much effort there. Took a little while to get served after ordering. All in all, a very white bread experience.

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LaPlace, Louisiana
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38 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The chicken was cooked to perfection--crispy skin, hot and juicy inside. But, the seasoning was just hot, not tasty. I much prefer Popeye's fried chicken. Gus' sides were all good--cold slaw, potato salad, beans.

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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was my first visit to a Gus' s World Famous Fried Chicken. I don't usually eat fried chicken. Since I was visiting I had to try it. I found the chicken very flavorful, with just the right amount of spice. I tried fried pickles for the first time! Boy did I find out what I have been missing! If... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Had been to the original over on Front St, Memphis before and I wanted to eat the juicy chicken again but didn't want to go downtown (biz trip). Google pointed me here and it was GREAT! The biggest advantage was I didn't have to wait and the restaurant was more spacious but kept all the traditional elements of the downtown... More

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Milton, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was one location all the locals I was working with raved about and said we just HAD to try. It was ok. It was good food and good service but I found it average. The locals love it though so definitely go and judge for yourself. If nothing else you won't be disappointed.

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

When my friends come into town I will take them here if they are fried chicken lovers! Its a cool experience too

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A must try! Great food at a great price in historic Collierville. Get fried pickle spears for your appetizer!

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Feldkirch, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

With a huge ice storm baring down on the Mid South-- what to do except go to Gus' for our first taste of perfectly spiced fried chicken. Not much more can be said, althought it would be difficult to choose between the chicken or the bacon hush puppies as the favoriate. Some children or weaklings might find the chicken too... More

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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Not exactly vegetarian friendly ... Heck they even put bacon in their hush puppies! However, if you aren't too picky and don't ask too many questions on how things are prepared ... You can find a few treasures of southern culinary delight. If you are that rare admirable human being that doesn't eat fried food (you ain't from from around... More

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Collierville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Whoa! This chicken is awesome! It is cooked when ordered so don't expect it to immediately appear at the table. The crispness is unlike anything I've ever had. My husband and son-in-law love it, but unfortunately, it's too spicy for me, my daughter, and granddaughter. Another location in the area serves a mild version as well, but the location is... More

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