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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

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730 S. Mendenhall Rd., Memphis, TN 38117
11:00 am - 9:00 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 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We eat here about once a month and have never been disappointed. You're greeted as soon as you walk in the door and seated promptly. The food is amazing. I recommend the fried pickles to start. I always get the half chicken, which I can never finish. Service is always extraordinary. A must go to place.

1 Thank Rowdy L
Canton, GA, United States
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The fried chicken is the best I've ever had. The place was packed. The locals were there and to go orders were flying over the counter. Service was incredible also. The fried peach pie was fantastic.

1 Thank Danny D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As we have come to learn, many restaurants down south keep your drinks refilled and even offer you to-go cups as you leave. The chicken here was good and the service was quick and efficient even through the place was busy. It has a nice local vibe to it, which was nice to experience given we were traveling and feeling... More 

Thank Adam O
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gus's serves one main course...spicy fried chicken. Mountains of chickens are dipped in their secret blend of breading. The chicken is always perfectly fried and the breading is crisp. Did I mention that It is spicy? Because that is the only kind that they serve. There are also mountains of french fries, good cole slaw too. We sometimes pickup chicken... More 

Thank exhman
Belton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the family item, which wad plenty of food for 4. The chicken was very hot, not greasy and a little spicy. The adults enjoyed it, but lids complained it was too spicy. The potatoe salad was sweet and very good, as were the beans. The fries were hot will a liberal portion of salt, almost too much. Service... More 

Thank LakebumsInTexas
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch during a business trip to Memphis. The chicken was delicious as was the fried okra. The restaurant itself was super busy but well worth the wait. Only issue we had was the wait time, but given that it was the lunch rush and we had a party of seven, that's more than forgivable.

Thank woodads
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to two different locations in 6 days. The chicken is great not greasy and full of flavor. That staff is very pleasant and quick with their service. The pricing is great. I enjoyed myself each time that I was there. There us a god flow of guest coming in and out but did not have to wait long each... More 

Thank Angela B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fried chicken was good but the fried green tomatoes were the main thing I loved. The sweet tea was perfect. Loved the atmosphere.

Thank CBeas79
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The locals love this place and we could see why. Fantastic value for money, tasty chicken and friendly staff. What's not to like...will definitely be back next time I'm in Memphis.

Thank Sarah P
Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had never eaten at a Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken. I know, where have I been? But, it was delicious. The chicken was crispy with a little spice (tasted like Louisiana sauce), and it just crumbled perfectly off of the juicy, tender chicken. I had dark meat with mac and cheese and baked beans. The chicken comes over a... More 

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
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
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: 19017672323

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