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Gus' World Famous Fried Chicken

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American, Pizza, Chicken Wings, South American
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310 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103
+1 901-527-4877
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout
Description: At Gus's we're all about the food! Gus's restaurants are low-key with a...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Finger licking good !

Stumbled on Gus' looking for a restaurant to eat dinner at on our way through Memphis. This place was clean, had excellent service, good food and for the two of us - 2 two piece chicken dinners with two sides each, a beer and two pieces of scrumptious pie, we spent $23. Our waitress came by several... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Ninette E
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Stumbled on Gus' looking for a restaurant to eat dinner at on our way through Memphis. This place was clean, had excellent service, good food and for the two of us - 2 two piece chicken dinners with two sides each, a beer and two pieces of scrumptious pie, we spent $23. Our waitress came by several times to check... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Ate at Gus's with my two teenagers. The place is small and spartan. Staff is energetic and friendly. Food is awesome and reasonably priced. The chicken was a bit spicy but not overwhelming. We had to wait about 15 minutes. There is no designated inside "waiting area" so everyone crowds around the front door area and you are standing right... More 

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Edgewater, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Was in Memphis attending a traing class. Heard from others this was THE place to eat fried chicken and is s must try when in Memphis. One night for dinner took a taxi from downtown to Gus' World Famous Chicken. Restaurant was not extremely busy like I imagined it might have been was able to sit and order with no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We had limited time in Memphis so wanted to make the most out of it --- lunch at Gus's was definitely a treat! My husband ordered the white meat plate, while I ordered the dark meat and substituted the cole slaw and the beans for Mac & Cheese and greens. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meal! The chicken was tender,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

on a very busy night I was impressed they took our reservation for 9 in short order and honoured it even though we were 5 mins late and people were waiting out front to get in. Service was wonderful and prompt. The fried chicken for all its hype was just average with earl Abel in San Antonio being my gold... More 

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Milan, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Very good chicken. The breading had a little kick to it. I LOVED the macaroni and cheese. The place does get packed and we had to wait 30 minutes for a table at lunch time. It was worth the wait.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We made a quick food stop in Memphis for Gus's chicken. The building was small and cozy. I appreciated that it wasn't commercialized. The fried pickles were served as whole pickles instead of the sliced kind I am accustomed to. They were tasty, but I prefer sliced myself. The cole slaw had a little sweet kick I appreciated. However, I'd... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Best chicken ever with just the right amount of heat. The chicken was very juicy and the skin was the perfect consistency. The baked beans and mac and cheese were good but I've had better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Staff was friendly, service was excellent, and the food was amazing. The mac n cheese is absolutely delicious. I love a spicy kick to my food and I have to say that it was probably the best fried chicken I've ever had. If you want comfort food, this is THE place to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We stopped in Memphis for fried chicken at Gus' on Mendenhall. It was exceptional to say the least. We were seated right away and the service was superior. While looking around at the signs and looking at the surroundings we noticed the health rating. It was a perfect 100! The chicken is fried in peanut oil and is so crunchy... More 

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Additional Information about Gus' World Famous Fried Chicken

Address: 310 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: +1 901-527-4877
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American, Pizza, Chicken Wings, South American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 310 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-527-4877

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Chicken Wings, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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