We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Truly Deserving of World Famous Status” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken Southaven

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken Southaven
787 Goodman Road East, Southaven, MS 38671
+(1)662-349-2200
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #7 of 126 Restaurants in Southaven
Cuisines: American
Restaurant details
Oak Ridge, Tn
Top Contributor
215 reviews 215 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 83 cities Reviews in 83 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“Truly Deserving of World Famous Status”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Although the restaurant is little more than a hole in the wall, the fried chicken is some of the best, spiciest chicken I've ever had. By spicy I mean heat, not so intense as to burn your lips or your mouth, but you do feel some heat from the assortment of pepper and spices in the coating. The meat itself is very moist and tender, and they offer 2- and 3-piece meals in all white or all dark, and the meals come with baked beans and cole slaw.

They have several alternative sides for $.50 extra including french fries, collard greens and mac and cheese.

Service was excellent, and even during lunch time I was seated immediately, and I had my 2-piece white (a wing and a breast) along with collard greens and mac & cheese in less than five minutes. Oh yeah, the meal also comes with a slice of white bread.

Soft drinks are $2.00 and come in a souvenir plastic cup, and they do offer several types of beer on hand.

For a signature dish that has been featured on many TV shows, this is one chicken dinner that's a winner winner! (with apologies to Guy Fierri of "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives".)

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

25 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    10
    8
    4
    1
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Skip this place”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Was very disappointed in this place, maybe it was the location but Gus' Fried Chicken should taste the same no matter which store you visit. KFC would have tasted better. The chicken had no flavor, it was not even crispy and was a huge fail. Shame on you all. Service was good though.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Southaven, Mississippi
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The worst chicken I've ever had in my whole life (and I'm 71)”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This chicken was so spicy that I couldn't stand it. I took half of it home thinking that I could put it in the refrigerator, and that the next day, when it was cold, I could eat it. I couldn't. Even cold it was so spicy that I couldn't stand it. Maybe they made a mistake on my batch or something.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
indianapolis
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good chicken!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The chicken, greens and fries were delicious. Food was fresh and hot! The fried green tomatoes and fried pickles are ok. Great prices!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Spicy chicken on white bread”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is yard bird at its best-spicy and served simply on white bread. I've eaten here three times. Each time, I've gotten the 2 piece white plate with beans and slaw. Nothing fancy-just great Southern food. Atmosphere fits the food-simple and rustic. Easy to get to from Southaven or Olive Branch. Highly recommend!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken Southaven also viewed

 

Been to Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken Southaven? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken Southaven, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.