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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best fried chicken I have ever had.

Gus's is good and fun. Beer was cold. Service was fast. Fried pickles were fantastic. Fried chicken could not have been any better. Atmosphere is very eclectic. Area of town is a little sketchy, but not real bad. I will go back every time I am in Memphis.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Wooldridge, Missouri
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Wooldridge, Missouri
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gus's is good and fun. Beer was cold. Service was fast. Fried pickles were fantastic. Fried chicken could not have been any better. Atmosphere is very eclectic. Area of town is a little sketchy, but not real bad. I will go back every time I am in Memphis.

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Greenville, MS
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Unsure what all the hype is about. This is a fried chicken restaurant. I have read reviews for months and has been on my list of must does in Memphis. I just left here with my 11 year old son who loves chicken legs. Our waiter was very nice and came to our table very quickly we started with fried... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is as good as all of the reviews say it is. Incredible fried chicken, and incredibly cheap prices. Would HIGHLY recommend a visit. We went to the one in downtown Memphis and would not hesitate to return. In fact, I want to return right now!

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Thank drubaum
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've lived in Memphis all my life, and traveled many various places, Gus's has the best fried chicken I've ever come across, from momma's home cooked to any restaurant prepared meals, it is hands down the best of the best!!

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Thank Khuckjr
Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came into town for the weekend for a Memphis vs. Cincinnati basketball game and this place was recommended to us to eat at after the game. So glad we went. We were easily able to walk to it from our hotel. There is a parking lot available though. The place was crowded, no tables available, but they do a... More 

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Atlanta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What to say more what was not said before? Legendary restaurant, soul food character, great atmosphere. This year, I discovered they have parking on the right side. I had a friend with walking disability and this was the great discovery. Anything you order, it's done great. The only complaint might be lack of hand washing ability (you have to wait... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is really the best fried chicken I have ever eaten. It is just the right amount of spice blending. The best part is that it is not greasy at all and crispy. The baked beans are also amazing. The macaroni and cheese is definitely home made. Everything was so fresh as even the chicken is not cooked until you... More 

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Thank Patty L
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

OK people, you see the name and think sure, sure. Well after going there, I'm a believer. Sensationally simple in every way and just the best. I had no idea what to order (other than the obvious) but the waitress helped us order the traditional meal. It was the best and if ever back in Memphis would go there again........... More 

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Thank Greg W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best fried chicken in Memphis And In Southaven Ms. Definitely will return the food was amazing!!! It's also very family friendly environment...

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chicago, il
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My cousin told me that this was one of the best if not the best chicken in Memphis I was semi skeptical but had to agree after going there that it was very very good it's spicy but not too hot but it's got just enough time to give it some kick the restaurant itself is really nothing fancy lot... More 

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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

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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