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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

310 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103-4112
+1 901-527-4877
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried chicken” (1,360 reviews)
“coconut pie” (60 reviews)
“beans” (255 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
310 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103-4112
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent! Hot and tasty fried chicken, great sides and fast, friendly service. Just like the one downtown, except in East Memphis. If you like chicken, you can't go wrong with Gus's

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is not some place I would recommend. The side dishes were not cooked from scratch nor the desserts. If you like your chicken spicy this is your spot. It was overpriced in my opinion.

Thank Deion C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was so excited to eat some Southern Fried chicken since I was in Memphis and this place was awesome. The chicken was not drenched in breading and you could actually taste the chicken. I also tried some fried catfish and it tasted great with...More

Thank SmilingSteve4
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place... so fantastic! The chicken is to die for. A little spicy but just enough to make it interesting. The mac and cheese and fried rice sides were recommended by the very nice lady at the hostess station and they did not disappoint! We...More

Thank Jamey K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Me and my two grown kids and their families took my husband here for Father’s Day dinner. It was wonderful. The food is delicious and the staff is very friendly. We had two children under 3 and they were made comfortable. We’ll definitely go back....More

Thank Txmom21
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the best chicken I have ever tasted.The chicken is fresh and the baked beans are great. The sweet tea is good too.

Thank jarmar h
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Memphis is known for more than just bbq! This fried chicken was out of this world! Mac and cheese was great, so was the slaw and baked beans. My husband liked the fried dill pickle spears. Our server, Nate, was on top of things and...More

Thank Rsavell
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Actually ate here twice during my trip. The spice sets the chicken apart from most others. Fried geeen tomatoes also great, however other side are just ok. Will return.

Thank Roger T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A couple of Uber drivers told us about Gus Fried Chicken and oh my it looks like nothing much from the street and nothing that delicious on your plate but it is amazeballs. We all loved it (though one of our teens maintained a slight...More

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Bring this to Australia . We loved it. A 20 minute wait was worth every bit of the most moist chicken we have ever eaten

Thank Leanne B
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March 11, 2018|
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Response from NovackTravelGuy | Reviewed this property |
No, but the wait just makes the chicken that much better.
December 23, 2017|
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Response from VenusRealtor | Reviewed this property |
I do not work there , I was just a guest. I can’t answer that question.
May 24, 2017|
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Response from Treybutler | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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: 310 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103-4112
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-527-4877
At Gus's we're all about the food! Gus's restaurants are low-key with a southern flare where you will hear soulful classics emitting from the jukebox. Many people call Gus's a "blues-infused southern eatery." At Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken we focus on the chicken! We begin by using quality chicken which is treated to our special preparation techniques before being marinated in our proprietary batter. Once it's properly fried to a crisp golden-brown, we serve it up with a plate full of southern inspired sides and a cold beer or sweet tea. The result? Customers line up at our door before we're even open!
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