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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried chicken” (304 reviews)
“fries” (76 reviews)
“beans” (64 reviews)
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730 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-5216
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Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

I went to Gus on 4/22/16 ordered the 2pc White meat with baked beans and Mac and cheese, fairly priced. The chicken was good lil spicy ( I'm not a spicy food eater) but it was good.not the best I had. Baked beans was very...More

Thank wjp704
Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

This was our first time to Memphis and we ate some great food. Gus's is at the top of the list. Delicious spicy and crisp. Can't beat it.

Thank Carol G
Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Good food. Chicken, fish and sides and desserts were great. You must visit this place!!!! Prices are comparable to most fast food restaurants.

Thank TennesseeFirstLady
Reviewed April 18, 2016

We order a take out family meal and were not disappointed by the tea, chicken, fried okra and Mac N Cheese. Thanks for another yummy meal!

1  Thank BelindaWF
Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

I'm not a biggest fan of fried food and especially not fried chicken But I have to say it was delicious. The chicken meat was juicy and tender I think it's because of the peanut oil they're using

1  Thank vicki w
Reviewed April 13, 2016

Lots of folks say it is great, but I do not. Parking is almost impossible during peak hours because lot parks no more than fifteen autos or so. Sides are what I would call "grocery store quality", Chicken is good, but overpriced for what it...More

Thank JClayHall
Reviewed April 12, 2016

The best chicken ever!!!!! The chicken is always tender, delicious and hot. I love to pair it the potato salad and fries. They also have very good sweet tea (a southerner's must have:-)

Thank kmd2173
Reviewed April 10, 2016

Was told by many that Gus's sets the standard for chicken. I truly believe Gus's should be mandatory for anyone who visits this wonderful city. We tried the Front street location several times and were always greeted by lines out the door. My suggestion is...More

1  Thank PappyLucas
Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Called into try on a visit from UK . Not disappointed and surprised find waitress table service . Excellent service and honestly some of the best fried chicken i have tasted .

Thank Stevos747
Reviewed March 28, 2016

It's all about the chicken and nothin' else! We tried the tenders and some wings and weren't disappointed. A bit of spicy goodness and no grease! Sides were clean tastin' coleslaw and nicely spiced baked beans. All this and great service too? What's not to...More

Thank OK2BU2
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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
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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