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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The best chicken!

The fried chicken is excellent, it is moist and full of flavor. We had the breast and wing. It is the best chicken I have eaten in a very long time. The fries were good, the greens good but nothing special. We had carry out, because it is a small location and crowded. Awesome chicken! I will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The fried chicken is excellent, it is moist and full of flavor. We had the breast and wing. It is the best chicken I have eaten in a very long time. The fries were good, the greens good but nothing special. We had carry out, because it is a small location and crowded. Awesome chicken! I will definitely return when... More 

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Sheffield, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Really busy place. Great service. Good vibe. The chicken was the BEST. Best greens I ever had. The fried okra was good, too! We will definitely go back the next time we visit the Memphis area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

At Gus's, the chicken is ALWAYS fresh and so are the side items. The food is cooked to order to assure that it always comes out hot. The food is well seasoned and the staff is very friendly. If in the Memphis area, I highly recommend giving it a try.

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Winter Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is my second time at Gus's fried chicken. It's amazing and it's my second favorite place to eat deep southern friend chicken. The chicken is crispy, but it is a bit spicy, which can get to you a bit. If they had a non-spicy chicken, I would get that. I got the sides of Mac-N-Cheese and bake beans. Both... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The chicken was a spicy helping of deliciousness at a very reasonable price. It was fried perfectly, but, not greasy. The slaw was quite delicious as well. Simply put, this is the best fried chicken I've ever tried.

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Roma, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The best fried chicken you will ever have, very juicy not greasy. The cole slaw and beans sides are great too. If you're in Memphis, you have to try this place out, there's also one location downtown which is equally good.

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Food was good, spicey and as usually, I ordered too much so I had leftovers. Staff was great and very sweet. Fried green tomatoes were great!

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Schererville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great chicken, friendly staff, but the one huge problem is there is NO PARKING -- well, I guess you could call the five spaces near the building -- parking -- but honestly this is a problem for this restaurant. There's a bar and plenty of tables, too. We can highly recommend the food here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It was ok..... it wasn't bad or anything. I didn't make me want to smack my mama. I don't understand why it was on T.V. Taste like regular chicken....

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Comanche, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were referred here by 2 locals so we had to try it. Nothing fancy, but really great chicken and baked beans. It is small and fills up quickly so arrive early!

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

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

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