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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

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215 S Center St, Collierville, TN 38017-3010
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Denver, Colorado
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146 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed their hot chicken. Beware that if you have a very low tolerance for spicy chicken you may not like this but I found it to be very enjoyable. Crispy and moist! I was not really impressed with any of the sides we ordered; slaw, beans, potato salad, greens. They were okay but not great.

Thank BigMikeColorado
Nairobi, Kenya
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went just today for lunch to Gus chicken in Bartlett Tennessee and it was delicious. The chicken was well seasoned and freshly made. This is really the best fried chicken in the whole world! The service was great and I want to commend May who served us. She added a personal touch to the way she related to us making... More 

Thank Lennie B
Memphis, Tennessee
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like a little spice, this is the chicken for you! Consistently rated in the top places to eat. Gus's won't disappoint!

Thank Allison A
Collierville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint restaurant located right off the Collierville Square. Great chicken and catfish! If you can stand the heat! The chicken is very spicy! This location only serves the hot and spicy chicken. Gus's in Memphis serves a hot and milder version. Very casual atmosphere.

Thank juseay
Lamar, Mississippi
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171 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gus's ...don't be in a hurry as they don't cook till you order. but it was a good meal of tenders.... for dessert: May I suggest Chess Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream...it was awesome!

Thank ss309556
Hixson, Tennessee, USA
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

If you like spicy chicken, then this is the place to go. It is the best fried chicken that I have ever had. My wife and I made our first visit here last week, and found the restaurant(located in a older house) very charming. The wait staff was excellent, making sure that everyone was pleased with their order. The homemade... More 

Thank johnmF4186GW
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We ordered for pickup, so we did not eat inside. Loved that this place was in a house setting. Food was superb! The chicken was soo incredibly moist and the flavor was on point! Staff was very friendly and would recommend this place if you are in need of a chicken fix! So happy to know that my hometown of... More 

Thank 114annemaries
Collierville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

If you find yourself wanting some Gus'chicken, this is a good spot. We don't live in this state but we like to eat when we are here. It seems like the best Gus' chicken spot shifts each time we visit this region. The downtown location used to be the best but right now, it's Mt. MORIAH as this locarion has... More 

Thank mkingstonedwards
Memphis, Tennessee
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

We are regulars at the Downtown and Mendenhall Gus' locations, but this was our first stop at the Collierville one. It is a significantly different atmosphere. This location is a charming old house that's been retrofitted into a restaurant. It's pleasant, comfortable, but still feels and smells more like an old house, than a fried chicken joint. Service is polite... More 

Thank Crashlander0
Jacksonville, Florida
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

The chicken was good. You could definitely tell it was fresh, but ours was overcooked and dry. Our server was very friendly and pleasant, but not attentive. We ordered an appetizer that didn't come out until after our entree. And we had to ask a few times for the correct dipping sauce.

Thank Shawn02

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 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 - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 S Center St, Collierville, TN 38017-3010
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Collierville
  • Phone Number: 19018536005
At Gus's we're all about the food. Gus's restaurants are low-key with a southern flare where you will hear soulful classics emitting from the jukebox. Many people call Gus's a "blues-infused southern eatery." At Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken we focus on the chicken. We begin by using quality chicken which is treated to our special preparation techniques before being marinated in our proprietary batter. Once it's properly fried to a crisp golden-brown, we serve it up with a plate full of southern inspired sides and a cold beer or sweet tea. The result? Customers line up at our door before we're even open.

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