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UNCLE Lou's Fried Chicken

#17 of 1,226 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
McKellar - Whitehaven-Levi PD
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3633 Millbranch Rd, Memphis, TN 38116-4817
(901) 332-2367
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great lunch!

We were traveling through Memphis and exited just to eat lunch at Uncle Lou's. We order the big containers of his Corruption seasoning through the mail so stopped to load up and get some lunch. Fried chicken was fabulous as usual, one home style and one with sweet spicy love mild sauce. Hubby said... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Susan M
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We were traveling through Memphis and exited just to eat lunch at Uncle Lou's. We order the big containers of his Corruption seasoning through the mail so stopped to load up and get some lunch. Fried chicken was fabulous as usual, one home style and one with sweet spicy love mild sauce. Hubby said the potato salad was good and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The service was great! I order the 3 piece white meal with fried okra dipped in the sweet & spicy love sauce hot. The sauce was incredible!! My chicken was dry and they didn't use homemade okra but all in all it was good! The biscuit OMG!! It was delicious! It was heaven get extra biscuits they have like honey... More 

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West Point
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My sister recommended this place as opposed to one of the other fried chicken joints in Memphis, so I decided to see what the fuss was about. It is a small restaurant, and I managed to arrive before the lunch crowd. One of the staff handed out menus to those who had arrived and had not visited the place before,... More 

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Inglis, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Very good chicken, but I loved the grilled cheese sandwich. The bread was coated in honey butter! Amazing!

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North Little Rock, Arkansas, Usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Best chicken I have ever eaten. Very friendly employees. Hole in the wall but definitely worth a visit. Try all the sauces, and try a fried bologna sandwich as an appetizer.

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SCARBOROUGH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Drove by and contemplated on going in, good thing we did, the chicken was sooooo gooood!!! Chicken isn't greasy it's juicy and flavorful. Would highly recommend to others. Will go back when in Memphis again. Keep it up Lou!!!

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Collierville, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A treasure in town. Tried the Chicken tenders (homestyle, mild, and spicy), iced tea, corn poppers and biscuits. Wow. Super friendly and fast. But the taste was even better. Fresh, juicy (not greasy), and the first time I've had chicken tenders that didn't need dipping sauce. Biscuit fluffy and flaky with a light taste. Iced tea perfect, and corn poppers... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I visited uncle Lou's for the first time on Saturday, August 8. Wow! Best chicken I've ever had. The service was excellent. Nice folks. The biscuits are the best I've ever eaten. The sauce is perfect. The right blend of sweet and hot

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Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

While this has been touted on tv shows as it goes the chicken is very average . The corruption seasoning is ok but not great . I tried both the fried and dipped. The dipped wasn't good. Tasted like a weak wing sauce. The one saving grace was employees were great. Moved my rating from two stars to three based... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The Sweet Spicy Love Chicken is AWESOME as are the Honey Buttered Biscuits. Had Cole slaw, potato salad and onion to be as sides. They are OK. Not far from Graceland and the Civil Rights Museum.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3633 Millbranch Rd, Memphis, TN 38116-4817
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > McKellar - Whitehaven-Levi PD
  • Neighborhood: McKellar - Whitehaven-Levi PD
  • Phone Number: (901) 332-2367

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?