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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

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215 S Center St, Collierville, TN 38017
19018536005
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: At Gus's we're all about the food. Gus's restaurants are low-key with a...
At Gus's we're all about the food. Gus's restaurants are low-key with a southern flare where you will hear soulful classics emitting from the jukebox. Many people call Gus's a "blues-infused southern eatery." At Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken we focus on the chicken. We begin by using quality chicken which is treated to our special preparation techniques before being marinated in our proprietary batter. Once it's properly fried to a crisp golden-brown, we serve it up with a plate full of southern inspired sides and a cold beer or sweet tea. The result? Customers line up at our door before we're even open.
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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
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
Some of the best fried chicken you'll ever eat

Be honest. Every now and then you need a fried chicken fix. And that's all you're going for here. Forget the sides. IT'S THE CHICKEN!! And it's delicious. Serious Eats rated this as best in country. I can't give it 5 stars because it's just chicken but it's oh so close!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
brett w
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Collierville, Tennessee
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Collierville, Tennessee
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be honest. Every now and then you need a fried chicken fix. And that's all you're going for here. Forget the sides. IT'S THE CHICKEN!! And it's delicious. Serious Eats rated this as best in country. I can't give it 5 stars because it's just chicken but it's oh so close!

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Thank brett w
Collierville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I live in Memphis/Collierville. If I ever move, this would be the only restaurant I would miss. The chicken is breaded perfectly with a slight black pepper taste... ( it's a little spicy) served with slaw and beans that compliment the chicken. Don't forget to try the jalapeño hush puppies and the sweet tea to cool down the palate. My... More 

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Thank HarveyFamily6
McKinney, Texas
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108 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The best friend chicken I have ever eaten! I loved the food, all of it. Prices were excellent. Sweet tea delicious. And the location -- a sweet and quaint old home, was delightful and relaxing. Two thumbs up !

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Thank drdmromeo
Nairobi, Kenya
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Gus chicken in Memphis is a must try if in the area. The chicken was freshly made and hot. Well marinated and it tasted delicious. I are mine with fries but also tried the fried green tomatoes. The waitresses are very friendly. Simple atmosphere that makes u feel at home. It is a must eat out in Memphis and I... More 

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Thank Lennie B
New Port Richey, Florida
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Went here for the first time about two years ago and now I make sure I stop by any time I'm around. The chicken is excellent, the sweet tea is delicious, and the sides are great, too. I'm also fond of the building that it's in, it has a very homey feel.

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Thank CarolinaGirl1112
Wilmington, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

When we visit family in this area, one of my first orders of business is to get my fill of some Gus's fried chicken. I love the original Mason location, but Collierville has always been good too. Our server was very friendly and happy to help with our party of 3 adults and 3 small boys. Our order came out... More 

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Thank Grandpear
Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I love fried chicken. I mean, LOVE fried chicken. I take seriously my quest to find the best fried chicken in every city, state and country I visit. That being said, Gus' is really delicious and spicy fried chicken, There are a number of locations in the Memphis area but I like the Collierville location the best. It is housed... More 

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Thank Karen K
Collierville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

The chicken holds up to the TV shows. It is juicy, spicy and perfectly cooked. Great family atmosphere and friendly service. Every portion is cooked to order so be patient, its worth the wait.

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Thank shoffman2
Kelowna, Canada
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Surprisingly large portions with fantastic tasting chicken make this the absolute best I have ever eaten in my life. It was incredible, and at very reasonable prices too. Constant line-up (small and moved well). If you plan to attend as a group and want a conversation, be prepared for a fairly loud atmosphere as plenty of people are also enjoying... More 

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Thank CanadianaJones
Germantown, Tennessee
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369 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

While it may not be the best fried chicken you have ever had it has to be pretty close. White or dark meat, you can purchase either and the meals come with baked beans and slaw. You can order other sides for a small upcharge. I like this location because it is not as crowded as some of the other... More 

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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: 19018536005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 18
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

At Gus's we're all about the food. Gus's restaurants are low-key with a southern flare where you will hear soulful classics emitting from the jukebox. Many people call Gus's a "blues-infused southern eatery." At Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken we focus on the chicken. We begin by using quality chicken which is treated to our special preparation techniques before being marinated in our proprietary batter. Once it's properly fried to a crisp golden-brown, we serve it up with a plate full of southern inspired sides and a cold beer or sweet tea. The result? Customers line up at our door before we're even open.
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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