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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

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730 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-5216
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have relatives in Memphis that talk about Gus's ALLLLLLL the time, so it was a MUST that we make it one of our places to eat on a recent trip. We were a sizable group for such a tiny place but we were accommodated very efficiently. Our waitress was extremely nice with superb service. This was just an added... More 

Thank MSlovechild
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fried Chicken with a kick. Not hot, just a little cayenne-spicy. Crisp golden-brown & juicy inside, choice of 2 sides & a slice of white bread (a la Rendezvous). Don't miss the Southern Fried Pies & Vanilla Ice Cream. @ 11:30, the Office crowd steadily streamed in for a 30-minute Lunch & chat. Now THIS is Service:: They never stopped... More 

Thank ChanEvan
Fort Worth deep in the heart of TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We only get Gus's chicken maybe once a year and if we're lucky enough, twice a year. Love, love this chicken! The greens are amazing and we must have the fried green tomatoes too. Wash it all down with a Yuengling Lager. Life is good.

Thank johnny1160
Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice place with tasty chicken and a nice atmosphere. The portions are huge so do not order too much. The portions are included bread, coleslaw and beans. The staff is very friendly and very fast, the free refills keep coming without asking ... And the big attraction was the jukebox loaded with Elvis, Johnny Cash, Motown, etc, it was great... More 

Thank YCM1995
Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I visited this location. I have heard great things! The actual food and service didn't live up to the hype. The food was cold and the chicken pieces were small..... not interested in trying again.

Thank DT J
Kimberly, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here after going to Graceland all day great food very spicy and hot great authentic food waited on quickly friendly staff decor was welcoming. If you can't handle spicy food do not come here otherwise it's great.

Thank PrestonWolfe22
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely orgasmic!!! This was hands-down the best fried chicken I have EVER had. If you get the chance you have got to experience it. It's just the right amount of spicy. I would eat a whole bucket of the skin if I could.

Thank Ron H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OMG this food is the BOMB! I had chicken, coleslaw and Mac n Cheese.....all I can say is Mmmmmm-Mmmmmmmm GOOD! A must to visit!

Thank QueenBrie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was no wait to be seated. The service was fast and courteous. The food was very delicious. Portions are good. Prices are good. This is the remnants of our meal.

Thank Jerry W
Regina, Canada
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we saw World famous we just had to try the fried chicken. We normally are not one for fried food but this chicken was spectacular tasting, juicy and not greasy at all. The best we have ever had and would definitely have returned if we would have stayed longer.

Thank PatMcKenzie

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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
$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
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 19017672323

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