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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
Famous because it's great!

Great lunch today and my first time getting a seat here. I highly recommend the greens and Mac to go with your chix

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Oviedo, Florida, United States
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Oviedo, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great lunch today and my first time getting a seat here. I highly recommend the greens and Mac to go with your chix

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I loved loved loved it! Yummy spicy batter and super moist delicious meat. Fried chicken heaven. Can't testify on the sides, who has time for that when the mail course is so delish? Can't wait to return to Memphis for some more!

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I made our first visit to Gus's in Collierville. We don't see what all the fuss is about? It was over flavored with hot sauce and fried too much. It was dry and tough on the outside. The sides were nothing special. Mayb we hit them on a bad day.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I love fried chicken wings - not buffalo wings or wings with funky coatings, just fried wings. To understand my high opinion of Gus' wings, I should first explain my taste. As far as national chains go I like Popeye's the best. I don't like spicy food, but I always order spicy and it always tastes good. I don't care... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

FRICKIN BEST CHICKEN...EVER!!! Let me preface by saying I'm not much of a fried chicken eater but man oh man this could turn me! I had the 2 piece order of chicken breast and wing and both were the bomb! Perfect crispiness and spiciness! I ate both in under 5 minutes flat. And the sides were ALL good! Had the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Ok, so you saw it on the Food Network, you saw it on the Travel Channel, and now you're wondering if you should go to the place every body says you should go for fried chicken. Yes, you should go. Get the chicken, get the greens, get the sweet tea, and get some take-out because you're going to want more... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great lunch stop! The food and sweat tea are delicious! This is definitely a must do during any trip to Memphis! Well worth the wait!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

First things: if your preference is for honey-glazed fried chicken or sweet-mango fried chicken or simply fried chicken with little to no spice, do NOT go to Gus's Famous Fried Chicken - you will be sorely disappointed. However, if you like your fried chicken cooked the traditional way and are expecting a kick of spice to burst out of each... More 

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Perryville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Good chicken but didn't live up to the hype in my opinion! I went with the chicken tender plate, and I'll say that chicken wasn't as good as my friend's, which was a chicken breast and wing. Had fried green tomatoes as an appetizer, highly recommend! Just a heads up there is very limited parking at this location so be... More 

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Duncanville, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It was not as good to me as the locals made it out to be... And I could eat chicken everyday...I pride myself on being a self proclaimed "chicken expert"...lol

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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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