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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

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310 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103-4112
+1 901-527-4877
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Some of the best fried chicken I had not to spicy full of favor and the prices are fair multiple locations a must try side are also good

Thank Gilbert E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to eat,from the outside it looks bad but go in chicken is great service is superb quick and very friendly only down side was dessert sweet potato pie was mediocre on the verge of scrap! Also plastic cutlery Emmmmm NOooooooooo, would definitely go back again though....

Thank littlechef7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is small, but the food is great! Do not be fooled. This down home cooking was excellent. The side dishes were even amazing. Lot’s of places are only good at what the sign says, but here the sides were good too!

Thank Jessica W
Amman, Jordan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fried chicken. Oh wow. Fried green tomatos. Oh wow. The food was incredibly delicious. The staff were fantastic. The atmosphere is really terrific - colorful and local. Do not miss this place. The best chicken wings on the planet. Piping hot, just the right spice, and succulent.

Thank Br0wnster
Sawyer, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It doesn't look like much from the outside, but we all enjoyed our chicken with all the fixin's. The macaroni and cheese is very good and could be a meal by itself. The decor is cute- like an old fashioned diner. I took home a cup and found out that they had a location in Chicago too!

Thank Karen B
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Most delicious fried chicken I have ever eaten. I loved the Mac n cheese and the deep fried deserts. Truly the best restaurant in Memphis, this is a must eat!!!!

Thank kaylilly
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited this restaurant before going to the Joe Walsh concert on Mud Island. Had hear about it and decided to see why it was world famous. The is, in a word, a dive. Pretty much tacky and neon, but in a good way. Place was packed, we had a 45 min wait so we grabbed a beer when we made... More 

Thank rgrippo
Sicily Island, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We travel to Memphis at least twice a year and we never leave without eating at Gus's. In fact we always bring some home. The chicken is so tasty and juicy and the sides tasted like they are homemade. Love this place.

Thank log_lakmom
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The chicken here is always fantastic. The service is always great and quick and even the sides are perfectly prepared. The sweet potato pie is also a winner!

Thank ceebee1978
Salisbury, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not the best fried chicken I ever had by far. It is spicy and some in my family thought too much so. Otherwise very good and I will eat it again, just not really up to the hype about it too me.

Thank Seawolf106

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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
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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