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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

117 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701-4025
+1 512-474-4877
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried chicken” (242 reviews)
“beans” (67 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (51 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
117 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701-4025
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are nearby and love fried chicken as I do. Then this is a place is a must try. I stopped by for a late lunch and was thrilled with the simple menu and delicious food. I got the two pieces of white meat...More

Thank Seancummings
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped her after a bike ride in the heat. I ordered the chicken strip plate. Great choice with a sweet tea and pecan pie was by far the best I’ve had in a long time.

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We waited an hour after ordering, which may have contributed to my meh opinion of the food. To be fair, they were busy. The chicken was very tender but had a thick soggy coating. The strangest grilled cheese was ordered by a child at my...More

1  Thank Delaneyr R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of visiting while on a business trip. I am a skeptic when it comes to fried chicken, you can thank my grandmother for this, this was beyond finger licking good. If memory serves me correctly, the chicken is made to order. It...More

1  Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here several times and I’ve got to be honest not bad for fried chicken. However, entirely too much black pepper and Cayanne pepper in their batter. too bad because I would go there a lot more. I asked if they could tone it down...More

1  Thank scampanozzi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this fried chicken especially to anyone working at the convention center because it is a 2 min walk. Tip: The food here takes awhile so if you have a short lunch break call your order in advance! Restaurant itself is small and...More

Thank Sam F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In my home city we have a legendary local chicken joint called Price's Chicken Coop. Gus's is very similar. You gotta love fried chicken that isn't drowning in grease. The side dishes are fabulous as well.

Thank James E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to lunch with a group of five associates. We were lucky and beat the lunch rush crowd. Server was friendly and took our orders quickly. Chicken was fresh and delicious. It was spicy as well. Sides were very good, but not great. Service was...More

Thank bmorris1929
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like your fried chicken Really Spicy, this is your go to fried chicken restaurant. No main course options for the rest of us. Oh well... Service was good and fast, staff was pleasant, chicken was as advertised.... Spicy! And they offer you additional...More

Thank FSR2003
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spicy, but not too hot - this is the best fried chicken you will find. The mac n cheese was creamy and cheesy. The collard greens were delicious. Best of all, Draper and Kayla provided warm service and caring hospitality. Tell your friends and see...More

Thank WIFamilyTraveler555
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $11
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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