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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: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
The best fried chicken ever

What a gem this place is. Nestled in a commercial area this is by far the best chicken I have ever had. Think they may be coming to other cities around the country. Unfortunately not in my area. If you anywhere Memphis this is a must do.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Lauren J
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Branford, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Branford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

What a gem this place is. Nestled in a commercial area this is by far the best chicken I have ever had. Think they may be coming to other cities around the country. Unfortunately not in my area. If you anywhere Memphis this is a must do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

The best fried chicken - loved it. Nothing fancy at all - just really tasty basic food. It was really busy with both eat in and takeway, mostly locals not tourists, which is always a good sign! Service was friendly and efficient.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

It was extremely good food, not your normal chicken. It had a kick to it and the entire family enjoyed it. Very crowded, wait was 30 minutes for a table and 20 minutes for take out, around 2pm in the afternoon. Parking in the area is limited $45 for take out for a family of 5, chicken, 2 sided and... More 

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Since I love fried chicken, I decided to try Gus's, which is famous in Memphis. I'm a celiac so I thought I'd be risking it by eating there. The chicken was awesome and I had no reactions to it. I'm wondering if perhaps they use corn meal and corn flour. Not sure, but the chicken is delicious. Definitely worth the... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We arrived at Gus' while a bus tour was eating there, so the place was packed and we had to wait about 45 mins to be seated. The staff, while obviously being quite busy, were very friendly and accomodating to everyone. We had the 2 piece chicken meal. Was very tasty! Eating here was a real treat for a couple... More 

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Memphis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very good fried chicken at reasonable prices. Very busy, so go early. Take out is even better to avoid the crowds.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I can see why people queue out the door for this. It's a basic diner with plastic cutlery and polystyrene plates but the food is amazing and very cheap. We were there at about 7pm on a Tuesday evening and there was a constant feed of people coming in for take away or seats but no queue out the door.... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Your visit in Memphis is not complete until you visit Gus' Fried Chicken. The chicken is awesome. They are located in several locations in Memphis and Southaven. The service is very good also.

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Memphis, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We first discovered Gus's several years ago, when there was only the original place in Mason. We now go at least once every two or three weeks, so have literally eaten there well over a hundred times, at all of the Memphis area locations. Awesome chicken. If there is any better out there, I haven't found it. One minor point... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Must have gotten here just in time as I had less than a 20 minute wait. It was well worth it! You need to get the fried chicken in this chicken joint, it does not disappoint. Easy to get there on the bus, doesn't look like much on the outside, but the wonders are sure happening in the kitchen. Prices... 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, 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, 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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