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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

730 S. Mendenhall Rd., Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 767-2323
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Ranked #4 of 1,264 restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Memphis, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Being a Louisiana Native, fried chicken aka "Yard Bird" is something that has to be done - Just Right. I'm a healthy eater, workout fanatic BUT this place is my kryptonite. They tried to make me go to Rehab but I said - No!'!!

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Topeka, Kansas
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I very rarely declare a BEST, but for my taste, this is the best chicken ever. Don't go there for ambiance. Don't go there for romance. Don't go there if not hungry. This is the place you go to eat an abundance of fried chicken and the fixin's. It is hard to say more than "it's the best fried chicken".... More

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Russellville, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I usually avoid fried chicken due to the calories, but hubby and I decided that we needed to try Gus's because of its good reviews. It was well worth it. The chicken is perfectly cooked, the atmosphere homey, wait staff friendly and helpful.

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Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Hot, spicy, crispy, tender and juicy. I can eat fried chicken 5 outta 7 days this is the best I've ever had. The collards were soft and buttery. It was everything and more than I was expecting. You can't beat the price.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

I had heard tons of good stuff about this place and it didn't let me down. Its not the best fried chicken I've ever had but we're all entitled to our opinions. I like to see this place and Babe's Fried Chicken in a competition. It's one of the few places you can get fried chicken with 40 oz beer.... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The food was great and the service fast and friendly. My husband says this is the best fried chicken he ever had. We would s definitely go back.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Excellent Fried Chicken. We are Kansas City Fried Chicken lovers, with Stroud's being a benchmark, and Gus's blew them away! The breading was perfectly crispy and spicy, but the meat was tender and juicy. The Fries were a favorite side. Had a bit of a wait on a Saturday night for dinner, but what do you expect from a great... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Our trip advisor (daughter) told us this was a must do when I town and we weren't disappointed. We arrived for lunch with a line well established and not too much standing room available inside. We were delighted when a local couple invited us to share their four top with them. We enjoyed Fried Chicken with sides of slaw and... More

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Defiance, Missouri, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Crunchy on the outside juicy on the inside. Great atmosphere, great service and food is awesome. 3 piece chicken with coleslaw and beans. Ordered a side of greens too. Thanks Caleb for good service and refilling the drinks.

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NAPERVILLE
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My wife and I tried Gus’ and we were not disappointed. The reviews are right, great food, great prices and lots of local character. The breading is hot but not greasy and the meat was perfect. For sides we had the fries, coleslaw and potato salad. All 3 were good but we really enjoyed the coleslaw. Overall a great place.

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