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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
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Doing one thing very well has it's merits!!!

They do one kind of chicken and the do it very well. Your choices will be mainly white meat or dark meat. You must try this when you are in Memphis. I highly recommend it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
David H
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Arkansas
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Arkansas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

They do one kind of chicken and the do it very well. Your choices will be mainly white meat or dark meat. You must try this when you are in Memphis. I highly recommend it.

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Albufeira, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

EXCELLENT...... As advertised. Very affordable menu with very tasty sides. I had the three piece dark with baked beans, coleslaw and bread. Fantastic. The coleslaw was GREEEATTTTT!! No doubts I would visit this place again.

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Martinsville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

First, the chicken is great, no doubt about it. . . However, be aware that it has some 'kick' to it (spicy hot). Kids and folks who do not tolerate spicy hot may not care for it. My 14 year old daughter ate hers with a frown on her face the whole time. I dipped my own in ranch -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I love the chicken so much, I have to stop by every time I'm in town. The service is great and the chicken is one of a kind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Unless you are an excellent fried chicken king at home, Gus's is my favorite hands down. Chicken perfection, Grandma tasting sides, and atmosphere didn't notice because my face was in the plate. Friendly service and casual dining.

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Manassas, VA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Get here early. By noon, there was a line. The chicken was juicy inside and the crust was crispy, but it was too spicy for me. My lips were burning a little after eating it. The slaw was good, but the greens were not cooked with ham hocks so they were bland, and the beans tasted like they opened a... More 

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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We visited Sunday afternoon and there was a line out of the door. We stood in line almost 20 minutes before we realized we needed to put our names on the list to be seated. You can walk right up if you are placing a to-go order. Although the restaurant was packed we thoroughly enjoyed the fried chicken. It was... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I've been to plenty of restaurants that claim to be "world famous" for this or that. I'm expecting something really special at that point, and most places fall short. But not Gus's. This humble joint a couple blocks west of Beale Street cranks out the best fried chicken I've ever tasted. Perfect crunch. Succulent meat. Spicy enough to grab your... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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

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