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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

730 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-5216
+1 901-767-2323
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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730 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-5216
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was highly recommended by locals and lived up to it all. We were visiting for a gymnastics competition and decided to give it a try. Fantastic service and food. Definitely no Kentucky Fried Chicken... Gus's has the best hands down fried chicken I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank E1998MJmonicam
Reviewed December 14, 2018

When in Memphis it's a tradition to eat at Gus's Famous Chicken, and we visited this place for lunch. The combo plates are very good and reasonably priced. In spite of being a very busy place, there were people standing at the front door waiting...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Glorialaviajera
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This place lived up to all the good reviews. We were in town for 1 night and have heard so much about this restaurant we had to try it. It is small but we did not have to wait for a table and the food...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank grueninger_karen
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

I accept I am not a world authority on fried chicken but this was simply the best chicken I have ever eaten. The Chicken was very moist inside covered by a spicy but not overpowering flavour. The Chicken wasnt greasy at all. Also had the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rojojaal
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

We decided to try Gibson's Donuts, and we're not impressed, but within a few feet was Gus's Fried Chicken! YAY! We usually eat at the one in Bartlett, so this was a happy surprise. It was dark out, so the golden glow of the neon...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JannS8
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

I stopped here for dinner as it was beside the hotel. I asked the waitress how spicy is the chicken and she said about a 6 but the tenders are a 4. I went with the tenders and she was spot on. They were perfect...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KellyS9
Reviewed November 11, 2018

We visit every time we come to Memphis. The chicken strips are incredible, but the fried pickles and green tomatoes are the best anywhere!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 0okiecat
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Fun place where you won’t leave hungry! Delicious crisp fried chicken, just like it should be. I couldn’t stop eating the macaroni and cheese. Sooo good. Skip the chess pie.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 40Sug
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

I absolutely love the chicken at Gus's, I saw it on a TV show and always wanted to go, also the staff hotel recommended it. I can say this is the best chicken I have ever had in my life. I ordered to go so...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Morro F
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

If you love fried chicken. Don’t miss Gus’s when in Memphis. Everything was great! Fried tomatoes, fried pies. You name it, it’s all good and service was great and the price is right.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 683paulg
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November 10, 2015|
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Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
Not hot spicy. Just a little taste kick (maybe paprika?) Love this chicken and I don't like real spicy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: 730 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-5216
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-767-2323
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