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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fried Perfection

At Gus's they know how to fry chicken. The chicken is always fresh and hot. I prefer the spicy chicken, but for those don't want anything spicy the original is great too. The fried dill pickles and desserts are awesome too. The reason I gave them a 4 instead of a 5 is because of their sides. They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
john m
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Bartlett, Tennessee
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  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Bartlett, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

At Gus's they know how to fry chicken. The chicken is always fresh and hot. I prefer the spicy chicken, but for those don't want anything spicy the original is great too. The fried dill pickles and desserts are awesome too. The reason I gave them a 4 instead of a 5 is because of their sides. They leave much... More 

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Wasn't so sure I wanted to go inside, but my, my, my...what a surprise. The atmosphere was fun. The restaurant was clean. The staff was friendly and quick. And the food, exceptional. The fried chicken was excellent..and the coleslaw is the best. The price is very reasonable. If you are visiting Memphis, you MUST try this restaurant. Some of the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Gus' has earned its iconic status. There isn't much I can say that hasn't been said many times by more poetic people than me. Save room for dessert,

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

While on a recent visit to Memphis, we were told to be sure to eat at Gus's Chicken. We were glad we listened!! The chicken is great and a little bit spicy!!! If you visit the Civil Rights Museum, this is a short walk from there and a great place to have lunch. Don't miss this restaurant!!! Good sides too!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The fried green tomatoes were great too! I went to the outlet near Schilling Farm which is in an old house. Liked the atmosphere!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Wasn't sure about this place going in, but I knew it had to be good based on the reviews. I don't usually order fried chicken, but when in Rome... It was amazing! Best I have ever had.

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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great local place to go for chicken. The chicken is spicy and very nicely cooked. They have a wide variety of combinations of - chicken. The sides are great, too. Fried Okra - delish! The restaurant is cozy, loud, and a local little diner. It is very enjoyable and worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Holy Cow! The best Chicken Ever!!!! We catered this for our plane ride to Austin and we couldn't have been happier getting all greasy on the flight !!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Had the three piece white, 2 breast and wing. Chicken was moist and had a bit of spice to it which was good for me as I don't normally like spicy food. The Beans and coleslaw which were also good. Would definitely try again. Got to do Gus's chicken and BBQ while you're in Memphis.

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De Soto, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Hard to find better fried chicken anywhere. Well seasoned mildly spicy. Sides were fresh service fast and friendly. I will definitely return and recommend to anyone.

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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, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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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