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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 #5 of 1,263 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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English first
Miami
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Honestly, it's so good. Piping hot chicken with a little heat in the flavor. I go here every time I come to Memphis. Even more often than bbq. It's that good.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Yeah, definately worth a visit and wait. The chicken is outstanding! Moist and tender, just the right amount of kick. There is a reason why it has been on TV. If you go to eat anywhere in Memphis, this is the one place that is a must!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Their food is so great and well priced. We went there a couple times in a short visit. The staff is great and very friendly. Wish they had one out by us. Great option for a more causal and economical meal that is still great and very tasty.

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Woodstock, Georgia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I came here with 5 children to try this place based on the reviews. The chicken is delicious and the breast is absolutely yummy and juicy. It was very fresh. Just a heads up: it is spicy so if you can't tolerate spicy, I don' recommend it. Also we ordered the family chicken which comes with two sides. I think... More

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McKinney, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Ate at Gus' last week for first time. I have been craving it ever since. However, as I travel and do not live in Memphis - I can only get it when I am in town. Sides are not bad either - try the Fried Green Tomatoes.

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Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Awesome grub:-) My fav chicken joint:-)That bird keeps me go in back time after time.Gus's Chicken is in a Class by it self,no one else is coin it like them on Main Street.Keep up the good work guys .See y'all soon:-)

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Favorite food EVER!!!! Perfect chicken, every time. Love ordering a 40 oz. beer with the delicious chicken. When I move from Memphis next year- Gus' will be one of my most missed places.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Let me just say that growing up on Southern food, I have tried fried chicken about 897 different ways. And let me just say that this chicken is the BOSS! I think some reviewers just have alternate experiences with fried food. But if you know what you know, and fast food fried chicken places are just a disappointment (as in... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The chicken is delicious!! Probably the best fried chicken I have EVER eaten. We arrived at the perfect time, 4:45pm, and was able to sit down right away. The place was full. The chicken is spicy and that is your only option. All meals come with baked beans and coleslaw. You are charged an extra 50cents for selected fries, potato... More

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Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW - Get there before 5:30pm to avoid a wait for some of the best fried chicken you will ever eat. Great fried chicken and sides. Fried pickles are just ok. This place is in a little bit of a shady part of Memphis and while theres a lot of choices for fried food in Memphis... More

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