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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 1,269 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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florida
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137 reviews 137 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Easy to find, fast friendly service, chicken very moist,coating crispy and spicy. Sides of slaw, baked beans and potato salad have good taste to them. All at a great price.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

When we ate there last year over Labor Day weekend everything was awesome, food and service. This year the food was good, but the service was terrible. The waiter we had behaved as if he didn't care and had all day to wait on each table, b/c of his service people ended up in the restaurant a lot longer than... More

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Grayson, Georgia, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very large and very spicy and very good fried chicken. The sides were very well prepared as well. Try the fried pies with ice cream they are also very good. Wish there wasa one in Atlanta.

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ATLANTA
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116 reviews 116 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Gus's Fried Chicken is located in a small building in downtown Memphis. When I arrived there was a short line, but it moved quickly. Service was very good. I ordered the two piece white plate with sides of fried rice and collards. The chicken was excellent it was hot crispy and moist inside. It was some of the best fried... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I like the chicken. The service was good, the atmosphere was pleasant. The quality for the quantity was spot on. I will definitely eat there again.

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Collinsville, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Chicken was great! Taste like my grannies! Don't eat the sweet potato pie though....no lol The line was crazy long well worth the wait in the tiny place. I'm definitely returning

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a tummy highlight! 5 women and the wait staff recommended the family meal - so they are wallet conscious too! We enjoyed the fried green tomatoes then the chicken. The coleslaw was yummy too. It is not flashy for atmosphere but at the same time it fits with the menu. The cops were eating there and they gave... More

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memphis,tn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have ate at Gus on several occasions, I have no complaints..However,I do wish they had a better selection of side dishes.. The chicken is PERFECT ,dont change a thing.. DELISH

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great fried chicken !!! The best yet! A must try restaurant. The chicken has a kick to it but it's very delicious. If your around Memphis be sure to check it out. There is a downtown location but also a location in east Memphis.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Gus's fried chicken always pleases. The special breading is amazing. This is the only fried food I eat!

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