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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

730 S. Mendenhall Rd., Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 767-2323
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Ranked #3 of 1,269 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Late Night
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NYC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Really fantastic fried chicken. Go early to avoid the crowds. Also, area probably not safe after dark although they do have their own security guard.

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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68 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Hands down the best fried chicken I have ever tasted. And, they have fried pickles and green tomatoes. This place is a Memphis landmark. Don't miss it. I will go back to Memphis just to eat there again.

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Bartlett, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Gus' has good chicken at reasonable prices. It's not the best I've ever had; but, it beats a lot of other chicken places. I stopped in for lunch and was served within minutes of placing my order. The restaurant is packed at lunch; so, get there early!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Had to go to Gus's as the locals commanded me to go... It was fun, no doubt, and reasonably priced, and the staff was great. I've had better fried chicken at other spots, but if you've got the time - you should say hi to Gus. Very popular place, so get there early...

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Winnsboro, Louisiana, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I was dissapointed with this chicken restaurant. The reviews claimed it was the best fried chicken. I have had better chicken. It is seasoned well and had a crispy coating. It is in my top 5 restaurants to get fried chicken, but I expected it to take the number one spot.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The chicken was OK, to me, taste like maybe your grandmother cooked it, so if you like that style of cooking, you will love it.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Just finished a finger licking great portion of fried chicken! The sides were also excellent...collard greens, coleslaw and potato salad for us..., Prices are reasonable and service is excellent....highly recommend this eatery!??

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Gus' did not dissapoint. We had heard about the best fried chicken and couldn't wait to try it! The chicken was excellent, hot and fresh! Everyone was friendly and the service was excellent! Would definitely go back on our next Memphis trip!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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151 reviews 151 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Forget the seven herbs and spices.....this is the best fried chicken around. Hot, delicious, with the right fixin's you'd want with fried chicken. Never greasy, cooked perfectly. Friendly staff. Expect a wait....it's popular.

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Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We love eating here when we are in Memphis. Get there early or you might have trouble parking. Outdoor dining if the weather is nice and always friendly waitresses.

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