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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

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2965 N Germantown Rd Ste 111, Memphis, TN 38133-4055
+1 901-373-9111
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Bartlett, TN
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223 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I liked the chicken, but it was a bit salty. The beans and potato salad is better than the slaw. Service was fast for takeout.

Thank Izzy333
Round Lake Beach, Illinois
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77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is no doubt Gus' has some of the best chicken. Not happy though the prices have increased exponentially in recent months. What used to be affordable for the simple man, now is not.

Thank Christopher F
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104 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have to agree, very tasty chicken, good flavor, good seasoning. However, the fried green tomatoes is worth the visit as well. I would have happily given a 5 rating, unfortunately the collard greens was disappointing and they ran out of Mac and cheese on a Sunday at 3pm. If I could make one recommendation, a homemade sauce for the... More 

Thank bevsensualparty
Memphis, Tennessee
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

If you can look past the simple decor and the haze in the air, you will find some crispy, flavorful chicken. Stopped in for a early evening dinner and ordered a two piece with mac and cheese and slaw. This is one of those places that is better as takeout than seated. A bit of a wait though. A couple... More 

Thank Alexa K
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

The chicken is so good and fresh. Call ahead so your food is ready when you arrive. It is one of the best fried chicken places around.

Thank J G
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606 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

We made a beeline to this place straight from the airport. Trip had given us high expectations and we were not disappointed at all. First off, everything was made fresh to order, and steaming hot. The skin on the chicken is very crispy and dark with a lot of spice and some heat instead of depending on just salt. Yummy.... More 

Thank PelleasPhiladelphia
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98 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

See this place on tv so I was like next time I'm in Memphis I said I was going to try it so I found one and it was busy I got the breast and wing with Mac and cheese with okra it was pretty good good spicy taste if you don't like spicy chicken you mite don't need to... More 

Thank trayjr
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Loved it... first time... it is always a charm... fried pickles YEAH... great.. Chicken... order dark meat for better flavor and moistness.. I ate everything and even took the plastic "JESUS" cup home to Connecticut, so I can still savor southern hospitality and greatest food and love I have bragging rights to remember you by. GO GUS...!!!!

Thank eliisawinkel
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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379 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We went to Gus's world famous fried chicken for lunch at the Germantown location. I had to use the restroom and it was very dirty. It was so dirty I just held it and just washed my hands. When you go into the restaurant, you seat yourself and the person comes and waits on you. Our person took quite some... More 

Thank Vetskidog
Pensacola, Florida
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Though the chicken came out piping hot and spicy, the flavor was a miss for me. It lacked a seasoned taste. The coleslaw and beans were just above par, and the mac n cheese tasted of processed cheese. Overall, not horrible, but not worth a return visit.

Thank andrea d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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: 2965 N Germantown Rd Ste 111, Memphis, TN 38133-4055
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-373-9111
Two of Gus's restaurants are already on TA, but this one, which I'd like to review, is in a strip mall on Germantown Rd, north of Cordova, near the Galleria Mall. Thanks.

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