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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

730 S. Mendenhall Rd., Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 767-2323
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New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This was our first visit to Memphis, so we looked up where to go for a chess pie after lunch. Gus's came up. While we ordered 3 different slice of pies ( pecan, chess, and sweet potato---all excellent but the sweet potato was my favorite!), we decided we would go back for lunch the next day because the National Civil... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Being a southern boy I was happy to be going to this place, it's like mama would cook. The place was packed at 3pm! Waiting isn't a problem lots of wall hangings to keep your eyes busy. The chicken is done extremely well, tender and still very moist! Spicy! The sweet tea can be a bit over the top and... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I consider myself a pretty decent cook, and my fried chicken is very good. It doesn't touch Gus's, though! Not even close! Their chicken is always piping hot, perfectly spicy, and as moist as can be. Don't know how they do it -- every time -- but I hope they never stop!

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ROCKLAND
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Liked the friendly wait staff. The food was enjoyable, and only slightly different than you'd expect from your mama's kitchen. It was kind of small and not in the best neighborhood in Memphis.

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travelgirl3644
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

If your not into spicy chicken, skip this place. I personally did not like the fact my lips burned from the spice. However, the service was fantastic! I loved the fried pickles! The side dishes were average at best.

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Auckland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My second time in Memphis and I couldn't wait to come back to Gus's!! It did not dissapoint, the chicken is just the perfect blend of spicy and crispy. We arrived bang on lunch time and had around a 15 min wait. The service was ok and the sides were good but the chicken was out of this world! Every... More 

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Memphis
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The chicken and the service get a 4 out of 5 the sides do not bother!! Six of us and a toddler on a monday night and we still had a short wait, The people love this place,

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Memphis, Tennessee
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18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Think of the best friend chicken with a spicy twist. Small place but really great chicken. My wife has me bring a couple of breasts home to Gulf Breeze when I get off my trip.

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North Potomac
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Ignore the whole in the wall look. This place knows how to cook fried chicken. We went back twice for the chicken. Had the coconut pie 3 times. A must eat here place in Memphis.

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Shelby, Michigan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

If you don't like chicken stop right here, read no further, go some place else. The food is okay if you like chicken. However this is not a place you want to go at 12:00 noon because of the long wait and busy traffic. The chicken is okay but not great, for a place that solely sells chicken, I don't... More 

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Additional Information about Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

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

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