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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
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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Newry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Simply the best chicken you'll ever taste had to wait 30mins on a table but it certainly was worth the wait was the best food we had on the whole trip.It's a must do when anyone visiting Memphis

Thank fitzyno1
Rochester, Indiana
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187 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've heard about Gus's for years because the company I work for has a large office in Memphis and routinely sends employees down there, and they all end up here and bringing back a t-shirt and raving about the fried chicken. I wasn't disappointed after years hearing about this place. It is a hole-in-the wall type of place and parking... More 

Thank 3duckdave
Stamford, Connecticut
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1,598 reviews
969 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The chicken has an amazing crust with a hint of spice. The chicken is flavorful and juicy. The mac and cheese and fries were just ok. The greens and rice were way better. The coconut pie was way too sweet. The half and half (tea and lemonade) was delicious.

Thank Autumn M
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The original place we wanted to go to was closed on Sunday. While driving by, we passed Gus's and remember seeing it as the place to go eat chicken. We loved it. Chicken was great and the bake beans were the best I ever had and my wife loved the slaw. A must.

Thank Wendall L
Columbus, Georgia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You got to visit this place - OMG I have Never had fried chicken that is not greasy lol - my fingers were dry - the taste was out of this world / my husband has NEVER not used tabasco sauce he use it on everything he eat - but the Gus chicken was so good and so seasoned -... More 

Thank Wilhear
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not much of a fired chicken eater but it was great! There isn't much parking so I would suggest eating early for dinner. We went at 5 on a Friday night and we were seated right away and food came out fast but it began to get busy soon after. They also had some of the best fried okra... More 

Thank Kelley N
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here at lunch time on a week day at it was packed, we didn't have to wait Lon and the staff were very friendly in particular our waitress Layton! We shared the 16 piece chicken special and it was more then enough! Really delicious crispy chicken and worth all the hype!

Thank Anna W
Ararat, Australia
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is a reason if is world famous and now I know why ..... yummy chicken. The missus and I found this place with a little friendly help from the locals and we are so pleased we didn't give up looking. The service was fast and friendly, the food was fantastic and one very excellent reason to return to Memphis.... More 

Thank Tahla
Birmingham, Alabama
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This little whole in the wall was so good! It was packed for a Friday lunch and appeared chaotic, but no, the staff had everything under control. The fried chicken was wonderful! Be warned, it is spicy hot, and you don't have a choice on the heat level, but it was terrific. My son had the boneless, and he was... More 

Thank truevans
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my favorite location. The food is always served hot and fresh. The chicken is seasoned to perfection.

Thank Kelley L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?