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UNCLE Lou's Fried Chicken

#26 of 1,246 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
McKellar - Whitehaven-Levi PD
As featured in Best Food in Memphis
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3633 Millbranch Rd, Memphis, TN 38116-4817
(901) 332-2367
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 135
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Uncle Lou's first timers!

Someone who used to live in Memphis suggested we try the chicken at Unlce Lou's. So after waking up from a much needed nap, off to Uncle Lou's we went. I guess the lady at the counter could tell we were newbies, so she asked if both liked chicken...uhhh YEAH we do! So she suggested the seven... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
Pebbles1005
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Frankfort, Kentucky
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Jackson, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my family came by here for dinner on 1/13/16 and was immediately greeted by Lisa. We informed her we were first timers and immediately she began recommending a meal enough for all of us (4 adults and a baby). There are tables inside to sit down and eat and they do take out (we sat and ate). The... More 

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Thank Michael M
Frankfort, Kentucky
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Someone who used to live in Memphis suggested we try the chicken at Unlce Lou's. So after waking up from a much needed nap, off to Uncle Lou's we went. I guess the lady at the counter could tell we were newbies, so she asked if both liked chicken...uhhh YEAH we do! So she suggested the seven piece mixed. We... More 

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Thank Pebbles1005
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

I found this place by looking up locations in Memphis that had been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives. While looking at the menu at the front counter the lady there asked me if it was my first time and I replied, yes. She suggested I get the 3 piece chicken meal that came with 1 side and 1 biscuit.... More 

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Thank Alisha_Antoinette
Tampa, Florida, United States
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We walk in and everybody can tell right away we a newbies. We fumble with the menus and try to figure out what to order. The guy behind the register asks if we all like chicken to which we reply in the affirmative. He then instructs us to put the menus down and let him take care of us. Take... More 

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Thank Tampawithkids2
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

The food was amazing...better than I expected. I had a hamburger and my husband had 3 pc chicken, 1 home style and 2 spicy. I haven't seen my husband eat that fast in a long time...he even said he was going to have to call his mama for her to "step up" her chicken recipe or we were going to... More 

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Thank Larry J
Abingdon, Virginia
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Were greated by Uncle at the door, he helped us decide what we wanted to eat. Really enjoyed the chicken we got the hot.

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Thank enfinitive
Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA
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75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a classic Memphis wing shop with excellent wings and other soul food items. The honey hot wings are really tasty and cooked to perfections. The staff is perfectly friendly and your food arrives quickly. Just be cautious because this place is in a run down strip mall in a high crime area of the city.

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Thank N W
Saint Louis, Missouri
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

On a recent trip to Memphis, while searching for Gus Fried Chicken, I had discovered Uncle and it just so happened that it was on my way so I decided to give it a try. Uncle Lou's is located in an older beat down strip mall who looks like it has seen better days. Needless to say my mind was... More 

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Thank Brian M
Belvidere, Illinois
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Saw this place on Triple D. Had the 7 tenders half and half. Just fantastic. Biggest tenders I've ever seen. Nice friendly people. Chicken cooked after you order it. Good fries and slaw. Onion rings are chopped and formed variety, not very good.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I tried this chicken a couple of years after the last time I had it at a luncheon meeting, HOPING that it might be better than the last time I had it. Unfortunately, it didn't get a bit better. This is the first restaurant I've reviewed with a one star rating. I really hate to do it, but unless people... More 

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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, Families with children, 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?