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UNCLE Lou's Fried Chicken

3633 Millbranch Rd, Memphis, TN 38116-4817 (McKellar - Whitehaven-Levi PD)
(901) 332-2367
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Ranked #25 of 1,282 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: McKellar - Whitehaven-Levi PD
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Cordova, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Took a bunch of out of towners to Lou's. After they got over the location and the lack of ambiancethey begged me to take them again when they returned to Memphis. He was featured in the TV series "Dives and Diners". The chicken is hot and sweet. Not hot is available and still good. It is served with biscuits to... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My husband, daughter and I stopped in at Uncle Lou's while driving through Memphis on a cross country trip. We are so glad we took a chance on this hole in the wall gem! The amount of taste on the fried chicken is absolutely amazing. The breading isn't thick Iike most fried chicken...rather, it is coated in the best blend... More 

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We have been doing the DDD for about three years, visited more than 75 places, with that said here are a list of reasons why you must eat here if given the opportunity: 1. The chicken is amazing. We went back the very next day. Only place we have gone back to. 2. The staff is wonderful, helpful and friendly.... More 

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Saw this joint on DDD and was traveling to Memphis the following week. Had to go get some Corruption! It was great! And Uncle Lou was a very nice guy! Even went outside to take a photo with me in front of the sign! Go if you can!

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Savannah, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Talk about a hit from Diners, Drive-ins & Dives. Uncle Lou's is a dive, but boy is it worth the trip. The chicken is cooked to order and the spicy hot chicken is great. Have a lot of napkins ready when you eat it!

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Jackson, Tennessee
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Ate here with friends who heard about this place through Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Our hopes were high for a great experience. I was immediately disappointed by the attitude of the lady behind the counter who was arguing with a patron over what she ordered. She continued to argue with the lady all through my ordering process. After she ran... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Asked the folk over at Graceland...and they sent us here. Forgot to mention I was after pork..but the chicken was GREAT.

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Rogers, Arkansas
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you are looking for chicken that tastes unlike any other chicken you have had, THIS is the place. We split the 3 piece, sweet spicy mild mixed, and had 2 sides, fried pickles and okre. Came with one biscuit, added another. Water to drink. Was about 12 bucks. The sweet spicy mild sauce on the chicken is kinda 1/2... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Great service, amazing fried chicken – how can you go wrong? The chicken with fried very very well and flavorful, all of the sides were good and we even got to meet uncle Lou who was super friendly and very enthusiastic!

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

When (or before) you get tired of the lines and rude service at Gus's Fried in Memphis, it's time to head to between the Airport and Graceland to Uncle Lou's fried chicken. It's in a little strip mall on Milbranch. You'll know you're their because of the HUGE pictures of Guy Fieri from DDD on the front of the building... More 

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Additional Information about UNCLE Lou's Fried Chicken

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

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