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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
Most recent review
Excellent Fried Chicken

If you like a little spice and visiting Memphis then seek out Gus's Fried Chicken. Really good fried chicken with a spicy flavor with a crust that is not extremely crunchy like most fast food places. Flavor reminded me of Popeyes spicy chicken but with a little more of a kick. Sides were pretty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
RyanLag
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you like a little spice and visiting Memphis then seek out Gus's Fried Chicken. Really good fried chicken with a spicy flavor with a crust that is not extremely crunchy like most fast food places. Flavor reminded me of Popeyes spicy chicken but with a little more of a kick. Sides were pretty decent also including the pies for... More 

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memphis,tn
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I LOVE this PLACE! seating is limited and its always packed. But that is a sign of how delish the chicken is..I had gastric surgery and cant eat fried chicken most of the time, but my body seems to digest Gus's chicken with NO PROBLEMS!! They are the best fried chicken spot in Memphis.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a Memphis classic, and should not be missed. It is southern, thus the service in not slow as others have described, it's at a southern pace. Take your time, enjoy the authentic atmosphere and don't forget your statin!

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Parrish, Florida, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Usually I love Gus's Fried chicken, so it's a must visit when I go home to Memphis. Today the service was so bad we almost called in our order from the table. Waitress's just talking, laughing and dancing... everything except waiting tables. Others came in after us were served before us. Unless you're a friend or a regular, just call... More 

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Katy, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I was excited to try this place after seeing all of the reviews. The chicken was cooked to perfection, the batter and seasoning on the chicken was different. It took me a few bites to get into it, don't get me wrong it was good but not something I would pass up other establishments for. The mac N cheese was... More 

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Charlotte NC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I don't normally bother writing reviews for a place this popular and already reviewed so much. But, Gus's is THAT GOOD that I have to add to the hype. Is it fancy? No. Do they have a large selection? No. Does that really matter when the chicken is that good? No. Went for a late lunch, so we were able... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

There are plenty of places to buy chicken but if it was up to me there should only be one place to eat it. Gus's has one main dish, Chicken and if you want something else go somewhere else! This place is the Mecca of Fried Chicken!!!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Pretty much the only place I go for Chicken. I've been to both the Southaven location and the Downtown location...both are great!

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Afton, Iowa, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Fun place but the chicken was too spicy for most of us. The fried pickles were good and staff was nice.

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memphis
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38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Awesome chicken. I am a regular and will never tire of this place. The service is always excellent and the chicken comes out hot and juicy. I love the greens and Mac. My wife loves the slaw. We both love the chicken. Atmosphere is pretty relaxed but the place is always busy. Don't let a line at lunch scare you,... More 

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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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