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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 1,267 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, South American, Chicken Wings
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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
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!
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We stopped here on our last day and it was everything the people said it was. It is located two blocks of Beale so you can definitely walk there. It is sort of hidden though. It is this small hole in the wall type place that packs in the people all days long. The chicken is so moist but it... More

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Acworth, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

OK... My friends said we must get fried chicken from Gus's for the Memphis game. Said it is the best! We said whatever. We are from Atlanta and we know fried chicken. Gus's is the best. Stays crispy and has a great kick! Mac and cheese is perfect! We will be back every trip to Memphis.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I am a recurrent visitor of Gus' Fried Chicken. Since the first time I tried it I thought it tasted great and now I don't eat fried chicken anywhere else in the world! This place is great and they are truly worthy of their "world famous" logo. If you are ever visiting around the area this is definitely a miss... More

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Concord, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Oh, fried chicken. One of my favorite foods in the entire world. It is chicken, which is my number one land meat, and it is fried, which we all know is the most amazing way to cook anything (please, health nuts, I do not wish to hear the horror stories and calorie count that come with fried food). I always... More

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Newnan, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Hands down for a guy that loves fried chicken and almost eat it every day ,And I know it unhealthy this place is the best in the world perfect spices and deep fried to the perfect crispiness, Now the sides are ok but I didnt go for the sides all around a must to go at least once!

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Bye far the BEST fried chicken we've ever had, try the fried green tomatoes..... and have a big beer sit back and enjoy the incredible food.

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Oxnard
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was our third trip to the famous Gus'. It is just the best fried chicken around. Every time in Memphis it is our first stop. Service is always top notch and as nice as they can be. It is worth the stop.

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florida
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143 reviews 143 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Easy to find, fast friendly service, chicken very moist,coating crispy and spicy. Sides of slaw, baked beans and potato salad have good taste to them. All at a great price.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

When we ate there last year over Labor Day weekend everything was awesome, food and service. This year the food was good, but the service was terrible. The waiter we had behaved as if he didn't care and had all day to wait on each table, b/c of his service people ended up in the restaurant a lot longer than... More

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Grayson, Georgia, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very large and very spicy and very good fried chicken. The sides were very well prepared as well. Try the fried pies with ice cream they are also very good. Wish there wasa one in Atlanta.

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