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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Chicken

A had a 10 group party before a Grizzlies Game, and we had to wait longer than we want to. But after enjoying the Joy, we forgot about the wait time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Memphis, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Small place with lots of old, cheap, furnishings. Chicken was o.k. but I like KFC better. I've heard that people line up for this place but I don't see the need.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A had a 10 group party before a Grizzlies Game, and we had to wait longer than we want to. But after enjoying the Joy, we forgot about the wait time.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you want to savor the spicy chicken (and catfish)at this Memphis hole-in-the-wall, you better get here early. Crispy, not greasy, batter is packed with heat - a la Tabasco.

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Jackson, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a must eat at place while in Memphis. Loved the chicken and the diner atmosphere. Very eclectic group of guests and all were enjoying the food. While in Memphis--you must eat here! Enjoy!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Stopped in and was amazed. Chicken was excellent. Potato salad n coleslaw were amazing. Location might be a bit intimidating for the weak at heart but diffently worth the venture.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Nothing fancy here. I just flew in from Hawaii desiring a taste for that wonderful southern cooking that I missed. It was mouth watering! An absolute must.

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Calera, AL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were told to not leave Memphis before trying "The WORLD FAMOUS GUS'S." We do not get what all the fuss was about-really! The chicken was way too spicy although the crust was crunchy which is a good thing in fried chicken. The sides were very average. We tried the baked beans, mac and cheese, fries and okra and it... More 

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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102 reviews 102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

so, when in Rome... I went to the civil rights museum and then strolled over to here. I had to wait in a very cramped place for about 40 minutes and so happy that I did. It was really excellent. The place is the real deal. service is great, everyone was wonderful. The food is spot on and yummy. Very... More 

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Love the food! Chicken is Amazon and great service. It's worth the drive from Tupelo. There is a location on Oxford. Just needs more parking.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Gus's Fried chicken, definitely world class, the first day we arrived in Memphis my wife and I called in. As the name suggests Chicken was on the menu and deep fried, it was delicious along with the fried green tomatoes, slaw & beans, great combination. after the first time my wife and I made a pact not to go again... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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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