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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 #1 of 1,280 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, South American, Chicken Wings
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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
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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English first
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Best I've ever had.No crappy mass produced rubbery rubbish here,all fresh hot and juicy perfectly cooked chicken,how it should be!

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Memphis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Was good food and enjoyed but can't really say it was all that. Lets be honest its fried chicken and there was no magic just good

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Denton
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175 reviews 175 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We were warned to try this place in the off hours or we would have to stand in line and wait for an hour or longer. After a visit to Graceland and Sun Studios, we had missed lunch, it was around 4:00 p. and Gus' was calling our names! The free Sun Studio Shuttle returned us to the Rock 'n... More 

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Moravia, Iowa
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108 reviews 108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

It was good fried chicken, I can't deny them that. But Central BBQ had way better baked beans and cole slaw... plus my bf had a hair in his slaw but we were already back at our place when we opened the containers and found it :(

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Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

the 1st time I went to Memphis, we mostly stayed on Beale Street, because I wanted some good barbecue(I went to BB KINGS). But we went back(me and my BFF) and I wanted to go to The Famous Gus, because we passed by there during a bus tour the first time. The line was a bit long, but the weather... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

I have heard about Gus's for years, but had never been able to make it there. Finally got the chance to eat there while on a quick weekend family trip. As someone who loves fried chicken, I was worried it wouldn't live up to all the buildup - but it did. We started off with fried pickles, which were unusual... More 

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memphis
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

chicken is so good right amount of kick side orders are delicious fried dill pickles yum please try voted number one in country for a reason

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Tennessee
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We have been here before but it was a while ago. The chicken and you do have to like chicken to come here, was hot, freshly cooked and spicier than I remembered. It was packed but the feeling was good. Big portions and good value. Won't leave it so long to come back.

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Harrisburg, North Carolina, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Driving back to Memphis from Charlotte after Christmas with my daughter (who lives there) we picked up my son-in-law and headed to Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken. My daughter and son-in-law know my love for fried chicken and since they brought me there once before in August 2014, it was a no brainer. Needless to say the look of Gus's... More 

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Sacramento, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The spicy fried chicken was de-lic-ious, and the spices slowly caught up with my taste buds and stuck with me for a few hours. The very casual restaurant was so packed even around 1:30 PM that I had to wait about 20 minutes for a table for one. The menu is limited if chicken is not for you. The service... 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, South American, Chicken Wings

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