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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
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11:00 am - 10:00 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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Conyers, Georgia
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The wait will be long, but it will be worth it. This is the best fried chicken you will ever put in your mouth.

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Thank sportsmom204
Memphis, Tennessee
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First of all this is an experience to have chicken that has some zip! It is a cozy little place with great service and good home cooked food. The chicken tenders are the best anywhere and the potato salad and coleslaw are very good. It highly recommend this place at least once because the spices they use on the chicken... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was told I had to eat at Gus's and it did not disappointed. Just shut up and have the fried chicken plate. Phenomenal! Make sure to save room for the Chess Pie. It's like Creme Brule in a pie! So, so, so good.

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Thank Tricia O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a trip to Germantown outside of central Memphis or standing in line at the city centre. I don't know what they do with that chicken but it is divine!

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Thank Lara K
Shreveport, Louisiana
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's not often I get to Memphis, but when I do, Gus's is a priority. Every time I've been there, it's been for lunch on a Sunday; and every time I've been there, there has been a line out the door. There's a reason for that: not only is Gus's a landmark, but it is consistently excellent. It offers, simply,... More 

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Thank Darrell R
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place was crowded when we stopped in for lunch on a Saturday, which would usually make me want to leave immediately, but it was worth the wait! The service is fast and the tables turn over quickly so we only had to wait 10 minutes at the most. Our server was very nice and very good, she got our... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate at Gus's when visiting Memphis - my brother had seen it featured on man v. food so we wanted to try it out. I was a bit apprehensive when we arrived as it's not the most attractive of restaurants but we were hungry and it was busy so we decided to try it out....and I'm glad we did! Excellent... More 

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Newburgh, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were told we HAD to go to Gus's once to eat. We decided to go early, around 4pm but ran late and ended up there after 6pm. We placed our name in the que for a table and expected a long wait because the place was FULL! After about 15 minutes, we were seated which is faster than I... More 

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Thank billetsales
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is by far the best spicy fried chicken I've ever had. If you love fried chicken then you must try it. But please note if you don't like it hot don't go because it only comes one way.

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Thank klsmith530
Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've had Gus's 2 times, in 3 years. I rated it a 5 because of consistency. The chicken skin is too spicy for me and the kids, but my husband and in laws love it. The batter and meat are full of flavor (I just don't prefer heat in my chicken, kinda like a hot sauce/ cayenne pepper burn on... More 

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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, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 38103-4112
  • 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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