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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

#22 of 3,044 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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117 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701-4025
+1 512-474-4877
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
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Seattle, Washington
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

one indulgence I have on vacations...aside from red velvet cupcakes....this version was bit spicier than the one I had in Memphis but it was still crispy and yummy, and yes not greasy either. There's no "non-spicy" like an "original" flavor so be prepared for a little spicy- ness. Very simple menu, price decent...nothing fancy...simple, straight forward fried chicken....We were greeted... More 

Thank CarriePCT
Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had food delivered at home. Best fried chicken ever, crisp, not too spicy. Great sides including beans, potato salad, cole slaw. A must visit restaurant, unique.

Thank heybrula
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in a whim to grab a quick bite. The fried chicken did not disappoint! It's a little on the spicy side but boy was it tasty! The restaurant itself was super casual with lots of music decor. The waitstaff was accommodating. The service was fast! I would definitely go back!

Thank NCkimb
New York City, New York
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really great fried chicken and sides. Ate at the lunch counter which i prefer. Good selection for beers and delicious non greasy fried chicken. I will be back.

Thank Mlleron
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love when reasonably priced food tastes amazing! I did not know this place existed four years after I moved here I love this place and Gus's love me... highly recommended

Thank Jeffrey J
Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic, I live right down the street and happen to make my where here all the time. Can be busy sometime but worth it

Thank ChadandTina
Lorena, TX
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115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Passed by this place & it smelled so good I had to go in. It's a very small restaurant, but I was getting mine to go, so I didn't have to wait. The crust on the chicken has an awesome batter. It's not a real thick batter, and has a little bit of a kick to it, but it was... More 

Thank aprilstrick
Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Need I say more? They cook the chicken to order, so you'll wait about fifteen to twenty minutes for your food. But believe me, it is definitely worth the wait! The chicken is always hot, a little spicy, crispy, juicy, and so good. Ugh, my mouth is watering just thinking about it. Be prepared to wait though. The place is... More 

Thank gibby-henri
San Antonio, Texas, USA
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got my fried chicken during a week long conference in February. I called ahead and bypassed a dozen people waiting for a table. Best move ever but I still waited because chicken is fried when you arrive. It was slightly spicy, very moist, and extremely fresh. I know because I couldn't start eating for 20 mins and it was still... More 

Thank Patricia B
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been wanting to eat here so we circled the block three times until we finally found a parking meter. Parked about a block or so away and saw the line that was a little ways out the door. We had to wait about 15 minutes or so to be seated fin the small country-style dining area for lunch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701-4025
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-474-4877

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?