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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

730 S. Mendenhall Rd., Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 767-2323
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Talmage, Nebraska, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We loved the little brick building packed with tables and people. We've visited twice, both at approximately 7:30pm or later and we were seated quickly. Our chicken was delicious! The coating is slightly spicy but anyone can eat around if it's too much zing. Great place with very friendly staff!!! Oh, and very affordable prices, too!

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NYC
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98 reviews 98 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Great fried chicken and only chicken. Not much for atmosphere. The staff is wonderful considering the crowds at this place. So glad I went twice on our trip. Chicken hot juicy and NOT greasy.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Perfect amount of spice, but doesn't leave your lips burning. We had great service from a waitress named Ariel. Our drinks never got below half full. Love that the cup becomes a souvenir.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Fried chicken unlike any other! We loved it! Seasoning was just right. Not too spicy. Not bland at all. Nice and juicy too. Would go again!

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

the restaurant was not crowded at all but I was not allowed to sit where I wanted to. Gave the waiter a one cent tip. Will not go again to this location.

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Columbia City, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I've never had chicken that tasted like this. They are all alone. Spicy, but wayyy different than Popeye's. Just the right amount of coating and an even amount of seasoning in each bite. Juicy and delicious on the inside. Really really good stuff. I ordered a 2 piece white meal, and for sides I had baked beans and slaw. Outstanding... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Visited here on June 3, 2014 to try some good old southern fried chicken. I was by myself and had no trouble sitting at the small bar area. The service is so good, they serve many meals. This place was as good as the reviews here stated.

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Naperville, Illinois
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114 reviews 114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We got carry outs and took it back to our friends house to eat. The spicy flavor of this fried chicken makes it taste like nothing we've ever had before. The chicken was juicy and had a great crust on it. It came with Memphis cole slaw (very good and different). You could eat a lot of this.

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Memphis
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

This month, Gus's was voted America's Best Chicken. And with good reason, Gus's chicken is awesome! It's a bit spicy but that only adds to the flavor. If you visit Memphis, you must visit Gus! P.S the fried rice is great as well ;)

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

From other reviewers, I expected so much more. It was good chicken and sides and a good value. But I don't get the "best chicken I ever tasted" reviews I was seeing. DOn't get your expectations too high; just good food.

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