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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

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730 S. Mendenhall Rd., Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 767-2323
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just the BEST fried chicken

One of must have stops when visiting our son in Memphis! Moist, crispy, and great tasting fried chicken with just a little heat in the breading! Quick friendly service at this location! A must have!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Don042053
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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of must have stops when visiting our son in Memphis! Moist, crispy, and great tasting fried chicken with just a little heat in the breading! Quick friendly service at this location! A must have!

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Arlington, Tennessee
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love Gus's fried chicken. It is very delicious and filling for the money! Mac and Cheese is super yummy as a side note! Of course, fried chicken always goes better with a cold 40 oz. of beer! :)

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Thank reisinsa
Memphis, Tennessee
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So, I finally broke down and stopped into Gus's yesterday. Luckily, I was there late afternoon, around 3:00, so just walked in and sat down without the usual long lines and crowds. I ordered the three piece dark meat meal with baked beans and cole slaw. Overall, everything was very good. The chicken was just a bit spicier than I... More 

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Thank Chris W
Memphis, Tennessee
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261 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been to other 2 addresses of Guss Fried Chicken. As I have guests in town who read good reviews on TripAdvisor, they were curious to taste it so I went to a different address to get some chicken for take out. This restaurant has prompt service and the carry-out chicken was correct and quick. Guss chicken is a... More 

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Thank Cannuck1964
Arkansas
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162 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I picked my son up from the airport after a 10 day trip to Europe. He had texted me from his layover in Atlanta and told me that when he returned, he wanted "sweet tea and fried chicken." I immediately knew we had to go to Gus's. I've been to this location and the one on Front Street before. This... More 

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Thank Traceyyt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The chicken here is always juicy, and they get it to you fast. You can tell how fresh it is, which is nice. The mac n cheese, fries, and beans are also all great sides. I normally get the 3 piece tenders, Mac n cheese, and beans. It's only like $7.50! If you want world class fried chicken, hit Gus's... More 

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Thank Christian E
Bastrop, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Great fried chicken. Had the white meat. Was not dried out like some places. Worth a try. Definitely would recommend to anyone.

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Thank rlwalker
Lake Ozark, Missouri
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

If you're in a big hurry, this probably isn't the place for you. We stopped on a Thursday at 2:00 and had to wait over an hour to get a seat. It was crazy busy! It's very loud with people talking and music playing. The chicken was very good however.....very crispy on the outside but very moist on the inside.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Best Fried chicken we have ever had. A little kick, goes great with beer. Service was awesome too. Pretty easy to get too.

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1 Thank Melanie B
memphis
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Took my son and his girlfriend for lunch at the downtown location. Parking is a bit complicated. Parked on the street around the corner. Welcomed by lady at the register and found a seat. Ordered and food came about 10 minutes later. Piping hot!! Chicken to die for, great cole slaw and fries. You just can not beat their chicken.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 730 S. Mendenhall Rd., Memphis, TN 38117
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: (901) 767-2323

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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