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$8 - $11
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Lunch, Dinner
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American
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Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chicken was very greasy and service subpar. Guy who took my order seemed distracted and when I got my order he didn’t give me my tea and the okra was missing. Chicken had a good taste but was so greasy.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Memphis, I was enlightened by the lifechanging experience of trying Gus's Chicken. When I found out that Austin had one too, I had to visit. Of course during Friday dinner there was a huge line, we waited 25 minutes, but it was worth...the wait! Loved the spicy dark meat chicken. Friendly service too!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here from word of mouth. Chicken is seasoned very well and fried in peanut oil. It was terrific. Server was very friendly. Also had fried okra, fried green tomatoes, fried pickles, and mac & cheese. Everything was good but the chicken and fried pickles...stood out. Would come back again and recommend trying!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was a bit skeptical but my wife wanted to try this place. I don't eat much fried or fast food anymore thus my skepticism that it would bother me. I WAS WRONG. This is not your typical over-breaded, heavy, greasy chicken. Not sure what or...how they do their magic but the chicken was great, in texture, flavor and NOT greasy at all. I managed to finish my 2 piece dark order and it was so good, I ordered another 2 piece dark. Did not eat the bread though. Service was excellent from start to finish. Farily quiet, comfortable setting. Would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 19, 2020 via mobile

Some of the best fried chicken in town. Quick service and great local beer selection. Don’t forget to try the pies.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 30, 2020

As a family trip to visit Austin we decided to go to the top places to eat and this was on our list! We loved the fried chicken so much we decided it was our favorite place to eat in the whole trip! We had...to wait awhile but it only seems understandable as everyone wants to eat some yummy fried chicken. We loved it so much we had to try it for a second time before we left! 😋 Can’t wait to be back at Austin to eat it again... and possibly again!!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 3, 2020 via mobile

Cool little place. Servers were very attentive. We ate at 7pm so they had a lot of to go orders being prepared which shortened our wait for fresh chicken. The spice is just right for me but it does have a little heat. The fried...okra was awesome. Seriously though, Popeyes has them beat on the crunch and spice but this chicken is good for a quick lunch or dinner.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 27, 2020

Like I said in the title, I try to avoid fried chicken because it's horrible for you. But I will eat it once in a while. I have of course eaten KFC, and at a chain called Pioneer when I was in California. And I've...had fried chicken from the grocery store on occasion. I tried Gus's for the first time recently, and it was easily the best of the bunch, but again, I'm not a fried chicken connoisseur, so take my recommendation here with the appropriate bias. The chicken is hot and spicy but while the spice has some heat, it isn't too hot. It's got a fantastic crunch when you eat it and the sides are good too. I made a little sandwich out of some of my chicken, the bread, and the coleslaw that comes with the basic platter and it was really good. The staff are all pretty friendly and we did see them observing covid measures, with servers wearing masks and the restaurant spacing out the tables. As if I needed to punish my body any more after that, we tried out the pecan pie. They serve it warm and it's good too, but it could not unseat Goode Company BBQ's pecan pie as my favorite. Sorry Gus, but take no shame in losing to the Brazos Bottom pie which I consider one of the world's finest. I'd still rather eat something else besides fried chicken, but if I had to, I'd choose Gus's.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 26, 2020 via mobile

The chicken here is spicy and comes out piping hot. We ordered okra and fried green tomatoes with our meal and they were hot and delicious. I really don't see what all the rave is about this place though.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 13, 2020

I seldom visit the same restaurant twice in the same trip but Gus' was worth it. First this is not a fancy restaurant by any stretch of the imagination. Simple, no frills, suggesting that its fame comes from the quality of the food and not...the hype. Ordering is easy. You decide how many pieces of chicken you want and the fixings and that is about it. When you bite into that tender, juicy and flavorful chicken you realize that they do know chicken. I enjoyed every bite of what I ordered. Even if you are not into chicken, this is one experience you must not let pass.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Treat yourself to great fried chicken then enjoy the short walk!
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