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UNCLE Lou's Fried Chicken

#20 of 1,199 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
Closed 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
  • 102
    Excellent
  • 59
    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
Finger Licking Good

Me and my wife are on a 8 month RV trip to see the entire East Coast North to South. We left Oregon the first of March and part of our goal is to try some of the places I have seen on Diners, Drive ins and Dives. In Memphis this week and Uncle Lou's was on our list. Pulling... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2013
Gary M
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Lincoln City, Oregon, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Lincoln City, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Me and my wife are on a 8 month RV trip to see the entire East Coast North to South. We left Oregon the first of March and part of our goal is to try some of the places I have seen on Diners, Drive ins and Dives. In Memphis this week and Uncle Lou's was on our list. Pulling... More 

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Topeka, KS
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29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Okay, now the first thing you'll notice as you arrive at Lou's is they of course were featured on Diners Drive-ins and Dives. But if you don't notice the full window decal of Guy out front, you'll be reminded as you gaze upon the walls filled with triple D promos. So, clearly you can see Lou is a great promoter... More 

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Pontotoc, MS
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

On a recent weekend trip to Memphis, TN, we made plans to hit Uncle Lou's based on it being featured on the TV show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives -- as I'm sure many such visits are. With any review, it's important to keep in mind what you are reviewing; this is a fried chicken joint, not a high-end restaurant. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We went to this restaurant solely because of it's appearance on Food Network and we are SO glad we did. The food was great and the customer service was wonderful! Don't let the location or look stop you from visiting. We had the fried pickles and chicken strips. My husband loved the mild sauce and I loved the home-style sauce.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Took my children to Uncle Lou's on our 2nd day in Memphis. We were all excited to find the place and to try the chicken and the monster burgers. The burgers and hot wings according to my children were excellent! Now, I didn't care for the chicken (home style) because it was fried too hard. My husband would have loved... More 

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Jackson, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

LOVE some Uncle lous. I have driven to Memphis (75 miles) just to eat here. I will say the neighborhood leaves much to be desired but I have never had any problems. My favorite thing is the Honey dipped sausage sandwich with slaw and mustard. You just can't go wrong with the chicken though. I like it with the sweet... More 

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lansing mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Not far from the airport so plan accordingly! Try "mixed" so you taste the saucy stuff as well as the homestyle. Uncle Lou's entire staff take the whole experience to the next level. I will be back!

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Findlay, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

Good food and had a great time. Greeted when we walked in the door and they explained the menu. Sauce is put on after the chicken has been deep fried. Chicken was just right. The corupet carrots and deep fried pickles were awesome. Down to earth group of people. Nothing fancy but it is a lot of fun. Saw it... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Perhaps the buildup I had from watching Food Gurus rant and rave about Lou's had my expectations at an unrealistic level. The chicken was just good, but, not, "Wow, I am coming back here every time I want fried chicken!" Especially since I live in Phoenix.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This was the best fried chicken we have ever had!!! It is ALWAYS fresh and the homemade sauce they toss it in is AMAZING!!!! This is one stop we always make when we visit Memphis, and we always bring some of that sauce home with us!!!! The owner and staff is always nice. This is definitely a must visit place... 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, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?