We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 1,262 Memphis Restaurants

Gus' World Famous Fried Chicken

310 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103 (Downtown)
+1 901-527-4877
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 1,262 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, South American, Chicken Wings
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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!
Write a Review

1,095 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    768
    229
    69
    15
    14
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We were traveling from Nashville to OK,and needed to place to eat lunch. After a quick trip advisor check, we discovered Gus'. It is close to Beale Street, but we drove and were able to park free on the street. The fried chicken is probably the best we have ever had. So yummy. I am already craving it. The fried... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

they have great chicken, in a rustic atmosphere. nothing fancy. the chicken is HOT, so get a water....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Memphis, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

During Elvis Week I took an out of town guest to Gus's on Mendenhall (my closes location) along with 4 others to try the fried chicken. The guest from PR couldn't stop raving about the chicken and at her age of 70 said it was the best chicken she ever had. I went with the tenders and they where out... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Some of the best chicken that you will find. I am a native Memphian and Gus' has been one of my favorite places for fried chicken ever since I can remember. The service is friendly. You may find a little bit of a wait, but it is worth your time. Great chicken!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Memphis, Tennessee
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Love their recipe. The only thing I don't like is the wait time, but the chicken is always piping hot and delicious. It never varies. It's a little high priced for fried chicken, but they do have their own unique recipe, and it's that good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Memphis, Tennessee
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

When in Memphis you must try Gus' fried chicken. Its fried chicken with a kick. Pretty much one of those "hole in the wall restaurant" that's a must visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Blue Springs, Mississippi, United States
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Great Fried chicken!! And the fried pickles are divine! Spears, not chips! We love this place. It is crowded and there is a wait time, but well worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This famous place has more than one location but I have only eaten at the one near Wolfchase Mall. The chicken is cooked after you order so therefore it's very hot when it's served. You have to wait for it to cook, be served, and then wait for it to cool down to enjoy. The sides are okay and there's... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

All you need to know is that it's delicious. It's a classic Memphis eatery. If you like fried chicken, you'll love this fried chicken. Just do it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Memphis, TN
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had take out from the one downtown and as always it was luscious. I like the kick it offers. Very well known across the states and a local gem.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Gus' World Famous Fried Chicken also viewed

 

Been to Gus' World Famous Fried Chicken? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Gus' World Famous Fried Chicken?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing