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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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$8 - $11
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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All reviews fried chicken beans mac and cheese cole slaw coconut pie okra pies wings bread white meat hot and spicy convention center simple menu line out the door slightly spicy sweet tea two sides
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our first stop when we arrived in Austin and it was an amazing way to start our trip. Some of the best fried chicken I have ever eaten. It is a bit spicy, but perfectly breaded and fried and super moist. All sides...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank nikkifalcon
Reviewed 3 days ago

I found out this was part of a chain initially out of Memphis, TN. The chicken is very good and piping hot. I would say it's about a 5 out of 10 on the spicy scale. Prices are very reasonable. Very good.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Ron H
Reviewed 1 week ago

There will be a line and a wait. But the best places always have lines and waits. The chicken is cooked to order so don’t be in a rush. Everything is fried but ooooooo sooooooo good. Chicken is hot and spicy that is the only...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Davin D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu is pretty focused on fried food but it is delicious. We also got the fried pickles which were quite tasty. The coding is somewhat spicy but really good. Prices are quite reasonable. Tasty local craft beer is offered but it is all in...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MarcoSeattle_WA
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten at Gus's in Memphis and for some reason it seemed to taste a lot better there. This location is more touristy in comparison to the Memphis one I visited, perhaps that's why.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Busy-Bee404
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The chicken is tender, juicy, and a little spicy. I had a two piece white with beans and macaroni and cheese. It also comes with a slice of bread. My sweet tea and macaroni and cheese were a great compliment to the chicken spice. My...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Sally M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended this place last time I was in Austin waiting for Franklin’s. I took a few work colleagues to try the famous chicken. Well the restaurant wasn’t much to look at but boy oh boy the chicken was excellent. I had the 3 piece...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank davlis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for the second time. There is nothing fancy about this place. I just came here for a quick snack. Had 4 piece tender. Best tenders I ever ate. Tasted like it was still on the bone. It’s a touch pricy but worth it

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 0darrenb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We waited in a line for about 15 min. or so and we were glad we did.. The fried chicken is flavorful and plentiful..The sides are delicious I would recommend you try this pleasant restaurant

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jobmob123
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place was pretty good! The staff were very friendly and attentive! They were super busy when I went but they were amazing at getting people in and out! The chicken, Mac and cheese, greens and seasoned fries were all great! And I’m a foodie...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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March 25, 2016|
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Response from Cruz828 | Reviewed this property |
Treat yourself to great fried chicken then enjoy the short walk!
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