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Gus' World Famous Fried Chicken

310 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103 (Downtown)
+1 901-527-4877
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Ranked #4 of 1,265 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, South American, Chicken Wings
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: At Gus's we're all about the food! Gus's restaurants are low-key with a southern flare where you will hear soulful classics emitting from the jukebox. Many people call Gus's a "blues-infused southern eatery." At Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken we focus on the chicken! We begin by using quality chicken which is treated to our special preparation techniques before being marinated in our proprietary batter. Once it's properly fried to a crisp golden-brown, we serve it up with a plate full of southern inspired sides and a cold beer or sweet tea. The result? Customers line up at our door before we're even open!
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New Albany, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I'm a fried chicken expert, this ranks among the top. Little spicy but not too much, you could taste the seasoning all the way to the bone, delicious!!!!

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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

After being completely ignored at a different restaurant we decided to try this place out. Let's just say things happen for a reason . The chicken was absolutely delicious and the sides as well. Service was definitely on point. If I'm ever in the Memphis area again you can guarantee I'll be back

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Dothan, Alabama
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162 reviews 162 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Came highly recommended by the locals and it is quite good. Quick service and friendly people. And they know fried chicken!

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Aylmer, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Found this place on TripAdvisor so we thought we'd try it out. Simply put, it was one of the highlights of our trip to Memphis. Don't let the outside fool you. This is one great chicken joint. The chicken is done to perfection with a light, crispy coating. Service was prompt and friendly. And it's just a few blocks from... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Every where we went, we would ask, "Do you know of any good eating places?" We kept getting the same answer, "Gus' Chicken." And I thought my grandmother made the BEST ... Gus' chicken is Like NO Other!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I live near the location in Bartlett, but I drive downtown for the BEST chicken in town on Front Street. The food is well worth the 30 min drive. Good Chicken!

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Binghamton, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went to this restaurant on the advice of a local contact. The chicken could not have been better. A light crispy slightly spicy batter coating kept the meat juicy. The service was quick and friendly. This restaurant had a neighborhood vibe, with a variety of customers while we were there: families, cops, young people, old people, tourists. Cheerful and... More

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Carrizo Springs, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Our trip to Gus's was prompted by locals...and we were not disappointed. We were seated right away on a Friday afternoon. Freshly fried chicken was enjoyed along with tangy potato salad. Wash it all down with some sweet tea in their signature souvenir cup. We took some sweet potato pie to go. After the first bite, I wondered why I... More

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Middleville, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We arrived at lunch time, but only had to wait 10 minutes for a seat. Very friendly waitress who delivered our delicious fried chicken in 10 minutes. Wish there was a Gus' World Famous Fried Chicken restaurant in Michigan!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Fantastic, tender, juicy chicken with a crisp, spicy crust. Probably the best fried chicken I've ever had. The spice level was perfect. My son had the chicken tenders, which he didn't find spicy. The servers were friendly enough and efficient, as it was busy in there. The only weird thing was the security guard posted outside. The area didn't seem... More

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