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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

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505 Highway 70 W, Mason, TN 38049-5413
+1 901-294-2028
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Memphis, TN
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139 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been to this place years ago after a review in USA Today. We liked it but they had a fire shortly afterwards and were closed for a while. Then Gus's restaurants started opening in Memphis so we went to them several times. They were nothing special and had poor service. We stopped at this location for lunch on... More 

Thank biztravel2
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We drove out to Mason because we heard it was the best. Unfortunately we did not have a good experience. The chicken was burned and the "sandwiches" we ordered were two pieces of burned chicken still on the bone with two slices of white sandwich bread to the side. We went home and ordered pizza. Maybe the other locations are... More 

Thank GypsyHeart102
Casalnuovo di Napoli, Italy
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We were really looking forward to some good fried chicken, but the chicken tastes like it was being cooked in burnt oil. The table we sat at was dirty and the place needs some tender loving care. Maybe one of the newer places is better.

Thank Ron S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Basically everyone I know in Memphis loves Gus's Fried chicken. However few have traveled out to the original location in Mason. It is definitely worth the drive. Great food in a cool location.

Thank Russell M
St. Petersburg, Florida
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436 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

I have now eaten at many of Gus's locations including Atlanta, Memohis, Austin and others. This is hands down the pick of the litter. Don't go expecting any ambiance. You go for the chicken. The place is a modest. Go for the chicken.

Thank intrepidtravelerfla
Arlington, Tennessee
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113 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Don't let the outside fool you. Chicken with a kick! Ate here with a party of 6. All of us loved our chicken! I had the tenders- best I have ever eaten! Juicy, tender, & perfectly cooked. Baked beans & slaw were just ok, but that's not why people come here. Service was a little slow, but it's in a... More 

Thank Lori P
Lexington Park, Maryland
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I have friends that drive 6 hours just to eat here. My motto usually "you get what you pay for" this time I am so wrong. The food is amazingly under priced, the atmosphere is very basic. It's clean, shines like a polished dime. The staff were very friendly and helpful with their menu. Now let's get down to brass... More 

Thank Elizabeth W
Alexandria, KY
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123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I was out in West Tennessee for business, and thought I'd take a slight detour to Mason to finally try the famous Gus's Fried Chicken from the original location. At the end of the day, it's about the chicken. And this chicken is okay, but not great. It really isn't much more than a shack, ramshackle on the inside, lackadaisical... More 

Thank Brant O
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

I live in Memphis and my partner and I are big fans of GFC (Front St). I was drove past the original Gus's one fine Saturday. Had to stop by on the way back to get some take out. I'm curious to see if it was as good, or better than the Memphis ones. It was. Didn't think GFC Memphis... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Best fried chicken I've ever tasted. It's a modest place, part of the experience. Definitely a must if you are in the area!

Thank Joaxos

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Highway 70 W, Mason, TN 38049-5413
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Mason
  • Phone Number: +1 901-294-2028

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?