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UNCLE Lou's Fried Chicken

#22 of 1,204 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
McKellar - Whitehaven-Levi PD
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3633 Millbranch Rd, Memphis, TN 38116-4817
(901) 332-2367
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open now
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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, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Best Unknown Known Jewel

I like Gus'; I love Uncle Lou's. Either one will treat you well, but Lou's is the bomb. It is so good, and filled with tons of options. And, it is rarely crazy packed like Gus'.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
floydtrane
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Memphis, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Memphis, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I like Gus'; I love Uncle Lou's. Either one will treat you well, but Lou's is the bomb. It is so good, and filled with tons of options. And, it is rarely crazy packed like Gus'.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

All positive reviews of Uncle Lou's are right on. This was recommended to us by a friend who we visited in Memphis who stated that the food was excellent. A truly accurate statement. Very friendly and welcoming recognition when you entered the door followed by great suggestions from the menu. The food was truly outstanding. If you are nearby stop... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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206 reviews 206 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Stopped by here after going to Graceland (it's just a couple of miles away). The chicken is really amazing, as well as the biscuits and coleslaw. You really should try the sweet spicy love "mild" recipe. It's the most flavorful tasting chicken I have ever had. It's messy, but worth every wasted napkin. If you pass through Memphis without stopping... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Having eating at Uncle Lou's and Hattie B's in Nashville I prefer Uncle Lou's. The chicken is amazing. So tasty. We went after a day at Graceland. It was so freaking good. The spot's a bit of a dive, but the food is amazing with great service. Its a must if you are in Memphis. As we got there at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We visited here for lunch after a tour of Graceland and chose it as a result of the reviews in Trip Adviser. It wasn't what we expected, being quite basic and no more than a canteen. However, the service was friendly and the chicken was very good. The onion rings and coleslaw were ok at best, although it was hard... More 

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Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Stopped here on our recent visit to Memphis. We had seen the restaurant on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives and had to check it out. It was unbelievable! The Chicken was outstanding and the biscuits were equally as good. The place may be a dive but the food is first class!

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My kids and I agree this was the best chicken we have ever had and the biscuits soaked in a sweet butter was equally amazing. We also enjoyed their corn poppers and seasoned carrots. I can rarely get my kids to eat any vegetable but they loved those carrots. We thought the staff were very friendly and we met the... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Extremely friendly staff, and decent food make this place worth going to for sure. The taste is some of the most unique flavored chicken dipped in the sweet and spicy love sauce.. was good not great.. the untouched fried chicken again was good, not great... The sides again were good not great... The stars of this place for me were..... More 

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St Petersburg, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Awesome local black owned restaurant that does not dissapoint, I had the honey dipped fried sausage sandwich on bread with mustard and coleslaw, yummy! If your going thru Memphis during lunch it's worth the drive.

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NJ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The friend chicken is amazing, pair it with the delicious sides (especially the corn balls) and you must sprinkle some "Corruption" on top of it all!

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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?