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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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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
Most recent review
Great Chicken

We were told to try this place and were very pleasantly surprised. A quaint little place with great service, fun atmosphere and very good fried chicken. I have to say that after returning and trying various meals that I love their chicken strip dinner. It is the best and my favorite. Extremely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Jalynn C
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were told to try this place and were very pleasantly surprised. A quaint little place with great service, fun atmosphere and very good fried chicken. I have to say that after returning and trying various meals that I love their chicken strip dinner. It is the best and my favorite. Extremely delicious and a large servings, We now make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We were told this was the place to go and a MUST!!! Well we agree. If you are ever in Memphis you have to go to Front Street and eat at Gus's. The chicken is to die for and the sides and desserts are great as well. Their sweet tea comes in a nice plastic souviener cup and food is... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I love gus's fried chicken it is great slaw was great mac n cheese OK potato salad great ! Clean nice atmosphere I have to go back I went to uncle lou's yesterday they were fabulous with the spicy love and cool aid simply because I love cool aid with my chicken and they had the best potato salad but... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Fried Chicken with just right spices with just a kick....5 Stars Hush Puppies just right perfection, and Greens. Wonderful food!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is a real deal southern fried chicken place. Nothing fancy, but good fried chicken and quality service. It isn't fine dining but you will come out having enjoyed your meal.

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Dyersburg, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

I crave the wings from this Gus's! They are fresh and worth the wait. I think the sides are good enough, but I only remember the chicken! The staff is sweet, but not overly chatty. I try to hit this particular place every trip to Memphis.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This was our second visit to Gus's... and the first to this location on Mendenhall Rd. Didn't know what to expect, as the original location is usually the best one. But not necessarily in this case. The chicken was just out of this world. It's well done, but juicy. Spicy but not harsh. And I was even asked for ID... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Went there for lunch on a Saturday. Cannot say one bad thing at all. Chicken was hot, juicy and spicy. Fried green tomatoes were delicious. Very cozy atmosphere but very casual. Service was better than excellent! Even the Coke seems to be better than expected! Highly recommend!

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Everett, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

My mom and I got there at 11:00am when it opened and got right in but don't wait until 11:15 because it was already full. The chicken was crispy and juicy. It was spicy so don't go there if you can not handle spicy food. We ordered an 8 piece to go, to bring home(back to Boston) that's how good... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

As this was listed on the food channel as a place we needed to visit, we expected incredible instead on mediocre. Nothing to write home about.

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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

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