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Gus' World Famous Fried Chicken

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Downtown
American, South American, Chicken Wings
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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/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...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 267
    Very good
  • 86
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Yummy

So i went in about 4.45pm before seeing a show at the cinema. I had to wait a bit for a table (its only a small place) but was seated quite quickly. Had 2 piece with bread, calslaw and beans... yummy! The chicken is spicy so you need the sides to cool you down. The waiter was really friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Elizabeth T
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

So i went in about 4.45pm before seeing a show at the cinema. I had to wait a bit for a table (its only a small place) but was seated quite quickly. Had 2 piece with bread, calslaw and beans... yummy! The chicken is spicy so you need the sides to cool you down. The waiter was really friendly.

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Bartlett, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Gus's fried chicken is the best!!! It has just the right amount of seasoning... I remember going to the original one in Mason Tn when I was a little girl!!!

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Luang Prabang
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115 reviews 115 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

First things first, don't go during the lunch rush as the queue will be insane. We arrived around one and decided to lunch elsewhere and come back for dinner. At dinner time we were seated immediately. As you can see from the name of the restaurant, they serve chicken. And lots of it! You pick your chicken combo and receive... More 

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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71 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Anytime people are lined up to order, you know it's got to be good. Gus's fried chicken is fabulous- it's got just the right amount of spice and is done to perfection. The cole slaw is not loaded with mayo and the baked beans are great. This is a must when you're in Memphis.

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Rutherford, New Jersey
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105 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We were in memphis for a week and ate here 3 times.This is in my opinion is the best chicken you will ever have,it's crunchy juicy and full of flavor! The menu has portion sizes for everyone,the only thing is there's always a long wait at Gus's for a table,you can order take out it's much faster.As soon as you... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Slightly out of the way, but near downtown. The chicken was hot (freshly prepared), the sides were delicious, and everything was served quickly and with a smile and pleasant conversation. The chicken was among the best I have ever had. Not a large menu, not a lot of atmosphere except down home, family friendly. Wish I hadn't waited so long... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Downtown & Southaven locations are awesome! Haven't been to the others. Haven't had a bad meal yet!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

very well known chicken restaurant in memphis however uncle Lou's is much better. Try both and see what you think.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My 15 year old son, 10 year old daughter, and I visited on a Friday for lunch. This was a great downtown experience for my children, as we live in a very rural area. We were welcomed and treated with true southern hospitality, food was exceptional, and sweet tea was the best! My daughter literally picked every bone clean. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have all eaten fried chicken at home and out. Gus's take is exceptional. Friendly place, good service, and best fried chicken ever!

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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, South American, Chicken Wings

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?