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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

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310 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103
+1 901-527-4877
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was done of the best fried chicken I have ever eaten. I grew up in the South and have tried fried chicken from everywhere it seems. Gus's beats Nashville hot chicken any day.

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Thank Derek K
Memphis, Tennessee
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was surprised at how moist the chicken is. My hubby doesn't like anything spicy and it was mild enough that he ate it and enjoyed it. I would highly recommend.

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Thank JayneGeran
Hutchinson, Kansas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On our recent trip to Memphis we visited here. Great experience and great food. Plan to wait but the fried chicken was better than any colonel could make. Loved the heat. The crew was so fun and made us feel at home.

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Thank shoemagnet
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Gus's was great. My 12 year old son and I visited Gus's on 23 July 2016. The hostess sat us right away. The place was clean. Our server was excellent. She kept checking on us to make sure we didn't need anything else. We never had to sit and wait for her to come around. The food was great. My... More 

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Thank stephaniewT4755QN
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've eaten at Gus's more than other other restaurant in Memphis. If you want a pretty building don't bother but if you like good food this place is tops! Consistent, hot and flavor for days! Never had a bad meal there......EVER! Some of the best chicken you'll find anywhere and I've eaten a lot of it!

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Thank JeffStansberry
Jones, OK
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our mouth started watering when we walked through the door. A few minutes of waiting never hurts. Food & drinks were good. However, had a discrepancy in price on ticket vs menu price. Waitress comp'd our drink which worked in my favor. Problem solved!

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Thank rxratedz71
Hays, Kansas
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Get here early for lunch as the crowds line up. The fried chicken is spicy but is very good. Make sure to order fried green tomatoes and mac and cheese as both are very good.

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Thank Brian D
toronto
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband found this place because we had to eat somewhere after Graceland so it's 10 min from there. It's in a strip mall that's not in the greatest area but we went for lunch so it was fine for us. We ordered the 12 piece mixed chicken with 3 onion rings and french fries for our sides. They are... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went there because of seeing it on diners drive ins and dives. There was nothing spectacular about the food. We waited quite a while for a table and for another half hour after ordering our food. Just okay.

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Thank MBarbour06
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This really was the best chicken I've ever had and the staff is absolutely wonderful! I would recommend this as a "must" if you're ever in Memphis.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-527-4877
Description
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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