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UNCLE Lou's Fried Chicken

#22 of 1,198 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
McKellar - Whitehaven-Levi PD
As featured in Best Food in Memphis
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3633 Millbranch Rd, Memphis, TN 38116-4817
(901) 332-2367
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Kankakee, Illinois
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We saw this little place in Diners Drive Ins and Dives -- The chicken is great -- crisp chicken and the sweet spicy love speaks for itself. Try a unique side called corrupted carrots -- deep fried baby carrots with corrupted seasoning (a blend special to this place). We walked in and had no idea what to order -- we... More 

Thank 1jeepett
Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited because we had seen this on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. The spicy chicken was amazingly good! Some fresh vegetables for sides would have been nice- but really, the chicken is what we went for and were not disappointed. The biscuits were great as well!

Thank Lisa R
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite place to go in Memphis for chicken. Everyone one I spoke with in Memphis praised this place highly. I had to try it and Did not disappoint.

Thank Reginald L
Nashville, Tennessee
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I noticed this from Diners Drive in and Dives and thought I would give it a shot. Made the trip from Nashville to Memphis( I will travel for good food) but was really disappointed on the quality. The chicken was OK, the sides tasted straight from Sysco and the fries were cold. Sorry guys, it just didn't make the mark... More 

Thank Lucky77615
Joliet, Illinois
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended up at Uncle Lou's for lunch one afternoon. The lady who took our order was very helpful and made recommendations. We ended up with 7 pieces of chicken, with and without the sauce. The sauce on the chicken is amazing! Fried okra was fresh and tasty. Potato salad was good, too. The biscuits were, well like dessert. We... More 

Thank Midwestmama_12
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The food here is amazing! You have to try the fried chicken, it is THE best I have ever tasted. I can see why Guy Fieri,(Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives) ate there. Uncle Lou and his staff are very welcoming! The crust on the chicken is very flavorful and light, its not a heavy oil filled fried chicken. It is a... More 

Thank Mellisa M
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Came here after seeing an espoide on tv a few months back. I must say this food was awesome. It was finger licking good.

Thank Markita W
Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

One word describes the meals this place puts out. And that word is AMAZING. The wife and I stopped in on our way from Nashville to Houston, Texas, off our route but had to try Uncle Lou's. The place is located in a strip center in a so-so neighborhood. This place is nothing fancy or huge, and I like that.... More 

Thank fw2340
Memphis, Tennessee
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

I took the Vice President of my company for lunch here. I told him that this is the best fried chicken he would ever have in his life. Needless to say, he left a convinced customer. You can't go wrong with the home style, mild, or spicy fried chicken along with the honey butter biscuits. Delicious!

Thank Laquentus J
Quezon City, Philippines
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

The chicken was excellent. The service was very warm and friendly. The guy at the counter recommended we get a mix of homestyle and the special and gave my husband a free wing to sample his recommendation (special). Both were very good but I like homestyle with the sauce better. They offered us plates, utensils, paper towels as part of... More 

Thank ton2viray

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3633 Millbranch Rd, Memphis, TN 38116-4817
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > McKellar - Whitehaven-Levi PD
  • Neighborhood: McKellar - Whitehaven-Levi PD
  • Phone Number: (901) 332-2367

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