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UNCLE Lou's Fried Chicken

#27 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
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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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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Twister7096
Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I heard it was good, but how good could it really be? THAT GOOD. Chicken so flavorful that is really makes you wonder what else you've been eating all those years. The sides are ok. I could talk about the location, the service, the crowd -- all is secondary to that chicken. Best ever.

Thank Brian W
Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Wait is a bit long but they're very friendly and really busy. Great fried chicken but my favorite by far was the corn nuggets. Very unique must try!

Thank binamistry79
Brookhaven, Mississippi
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

They have friendly service and the absolute best fried chicken and sides that I have ever had! I live 4 hours away and have considered making the drive just to get more of Uncle Lou's Seasoned Chicken!!!

Thank heatherseago
Springdale, Arkansas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

We went here as we passed through Memphis on a road trip. As we were deciding what to order, the staff gave helpful suggestions. We were not disappointed. The wings were delicious - they've got the sauce down pact! And the corn nuggets! Yummy!!! The customer service was great! Definitely would recommend this hole-in-the-wall-place. They were on the Food Network... 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
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, 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?