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“Original chicken” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
730 S. Mendenhall Rd., Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 767-2323
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Ranked #4 of 1,270 Restaurants in Memphis
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Original chicken”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stopped here in the middle of the afternoon and the place was still nearly full. The waitress was really good and took care of all our requests. The chicken was excellent in all ways, crispiness and taste. The coke slaw was really good but the baked beans were only so so. This is definiteky worth a stop.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Mmmmmmm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Read reviews of how great this place is ... so, hubby and I thought we would check it out. Now, I come from the South and know good fried chicken ... and Gus's chicken is Wonderful!!! Spiced and seasoned perfectly ... and no grease!!! Small place, so you better get there before 6:00! Waitstaff were very polite and quick!! We will DEFINITELY be back!!

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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Absolutely Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

I am not a huge fan of fried chicken and have been known to pick off the breading. This chicken was absolutely delicious - crispy and light breading with a little kick - and the chicken itself was piping hot but still moist. Restaurant had great atmosphere - we will definitely be back!

Visited July 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Enjoy every bite!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

There is a good reason this place is busy...the food is AMAZING! We live a few hours away and always talk about this place. So, when we go back to visit family...this place is on the list! Never found fried chicken that even comes remotely close.

TASTE OF HEAVEN ! ! ! !

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“It's definitely worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The interior of the restaurant is simple as was the table service. The wait staff was pleasant, and the chicken was EXCELLENT!! We went there on a Sunday for lunch and it was worth it! The chicken was crispy but not greasy. The side dishes were ok, but the chicken was the tops. very reasonable prices! very casual atmosphere, kind of like a diner.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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