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UNCLE Lou's Fried Chicken

#24 of 1,195 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 - 10:00 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this in Trip Advisor and thought we would try it. So glad we did. Chicken was amazing!!! Got the mild and it had great flavor! The biscuits were also delicious!!! Sweet tea also a great treat!!! Small place but workers were so friendly and helpful with suggestions. Highly recommend !!!!!

Thank Sherry E
Keswick, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terribly disappointed - chix was dried and overcooked. Sauce didn't help - just gloopy. Biscuit was burned and dense. Okra was only decent thing and it was prefab food service. I'll stick to Gus or J Pirtles.

Thank CulturedBacillis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took an impromptu road trip and ended up in Memphis, TN. We are always in pursuit of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives recommended by Guy Fieri. We we VERY pleased with our first visit to UNCLE Lou's. We walked in and were greeted immediately. After informing them that this was our first time they picked a meal... More 

Thank William P
Mission, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was welcoming and the chicken with the love special sauce was amazingly delicious . Have never tasted anything so delicious ! The restaurant is simple, located in a small shopping center but you feel like a celebrity with their customer service! Has also been recognized by the Food channel network , Diners Drive - Ins!!!

Thank Estella168
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Had the regular fried chicken and the chicken with the special sauce and it was wonderful. The biscuits are the best also. Would definitely recommend eating at Uncle Lou's. The diner is small but the food is great.

Thank Mtnmick
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Like a lot of tourists, I came here because Guy Fieri touted it as The Best Fried Chicken He Ever Ate. It seems like regular fried chicken, but what makes it unique is the sauce they put on the chicken immediately after frying. That sort of makes it like a hybrid of fried and barbecue (sauced) chicken. I personally don't... More 

Thank a v
Westland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

So after the usual chicken when I normally go there. I figured this time I would try something different so went with the spicy sweet love shrimp. Very good but the chicken is still tops

Thank ryan144144
Malden, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Uncle Lou's is the best in the USA!! I drive 3 hours one way just to eat and it's well worth the drive! You will be coming back for more I have for several years!

Thank jtmjtm1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

When we knew we were coming to Memphis we knew we had to visit uncle lous as we are huge triple d fans. When you walk in you are honestly skeptical because the place looks a little run down. Once you taste the chicken? You won't care. My 2 daughters are very picky eaters and I was amazed to see... More 

Thank momofzzs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

The thing I have to remember when following and visiting the places that Guy Fieri does his show from is the name of the show. Diners, Drive-ins & Dives. If you go with that and visit these places for the sake of experiencing the food, you won't regret the visit. The hi-lighted dish here was the fries chicken. It was... 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?