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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 #2 of 1,271 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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Norfolk, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Went to Gus's for lunch. The location is out of the way in a area that is coming around. Easy to find a place to park and we felt safe. Get there early because you will have to wait. They will take your name at the door. The interior has a lot of character. Once we were seated the food... More 

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Meridian, Mississippi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This chicken was on point! The skin was spicy and the inside of the chicken was TRULY juicy, even the chicken breast!!! Please don't sleep on this small, but large in flavor restaurant. I just want them to start offering fried okra. Quick and fast service. Good food especially for a late night meal that is great. The next time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

OK so I'm a Philly girl so maybe this isn't saying much but this is seriously the best fried chicken I've ever had!

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Oklahoma
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This restaurant is not to be missed on a visit to Memphis! The fried chicken is the best I've ever had! We went on a busy Thursday night and had quick service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Looking for something open late. Read the reviews and decided to try it. Absolutely not disappointed. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable about the local craft beer scene, which was surprising. We really enjoyed it. And as a bonus, two ate for under $20.

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We were looking for places that locals frequented and were advised to try Gus' World Famous Fried Chicken. We went on a weekday evening and the place was hopping. Lots of carryout business: one line for phone order pick up and another for placing an order to go. As in house diners, the staff was very friendly and helpful. The... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

On my way to Memphis I had a layover in Newark, but things got better fast! One of the kind ladies working in the United Club Lounge suggested that I had to try Gus' for some chicken, as Memphis wasn't just about BBQ. Thank you, I appreciate the tip! I wasn't too sure about the location, police vehicle pulled up... More 

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Alabama
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I've eaten at Gus' many times. It's always perfect!. Moist inside. Crisp outside. Slightly spicy. Great wait staff. Perfect!

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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

OH MY GOD! Gus's.... There isn't even words to describe how amazing their chicken is here! Both times I have been to Memphis I have gone to Gus's and been very very pleased. Small place but that just makes it so much more! You know when there's a line something good is happening! Miss this chicken :'(

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Baltimore, Maryland
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103 reviews 103 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

October 17, 2014 - We visited Gus' two years ago on a driving trip. Now, we had to bring our British friends who was with us for a 26 day driving trip through the Eastern part of the United States. The outside is plain with a Gus' sign over the door and the building does not provide any insight into... 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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