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Gus' World Famous Fried Chicken

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American, 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: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, 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
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My wife and I love to catch great fried chicken places and other types of restaurants featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dive. So, recently as headed through Memphis on a Friday afternoon (430pm) we decided we HAD to hit Gus's Fried Chicken. We stood in line for 90 minutes (we were told it would be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Gary P
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I love to catch great fried chicken places and other types of restaurants featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dive. So, recently as headed through Memphis on a Friday afternoon (430pm) we decided we HAD to hit Gus's Fried Chicken. We stood in line for 90 minutes (we were told it would be 35 so know what to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We loved this place. Chicken is just spicy enough. Had mac & cheese instead of beans and the fried okra was delicious. Do it!!!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is easily the best fried chicken I've ever had. It was fresh, crispy and juicy. I love the slow burn that builds in your mouth as you keep eating. Staff was great. Good price. Worth the trip for anyone wanting a great food experience.

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

In you're in Memphis for any reason, you have to stop by this place. I know a lot of places claim to have ''the best this or this best that'' ---this place really does have the Best Fried Chicken I've ever had. It's always packed but be patient because the line goes really quick. Their sides are really good too... More 

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Memphis
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I enjoy this food very much and will recommend it to anyone who wants delicious chicken. I recommend this restaurant.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A friend recommended I try this place while I was in Memphis. We went for lunch and it wasn't very crowded, the service was attentive and the food came out fairly fast. It was good fried chicken, but living in Nashville I'm used to "hot" chicken. It had good spice to it, but didn't overdo it. I'll probably stop by... More 

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

THis is the place if you like fried chicken.. Has a nice spice with a little kick, not greasy, came out very hot even though the place was packed.. This would be on my list for sure..

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Yep its true. I can understand why it's world famous. We even had to order a couple extra breasts to go. Pretty awesome.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Everybody I know loves Gus' Fried Chicken. Do not go if you expect good ole southern fried chicken. Their chicken is far too spicy and unpleasant to eat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is good stuff if that is what you are looking for. I don't eat as much fried foods as I did when I was much younger but it great change of pace when company comes from out of town and looking for this! Great, very casual dining at their East Memphis location but they do a lot of take... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: American, Chicken Wings, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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