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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 - 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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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This is simply the best fried chicken ever. It is spicy so if spice isnt your thing you might want to skip out.

Thank Nichole G
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Forget about KFC or any other fried chicken you ever tasted. Gus is the best place to eat and enjoy a good meal. But if you're not hungry, go to McDonald's, because Gus is for eat professionals only.

Thank Eduardo F
Fort Worth, Tx
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently visited Memphis and had dinner at Gus's. We waited for about 30-45 minutes but it was so worth the wait! The restaurant is a bit small but none of that matters when the food comes. My kids and husband really enjoyed the food, so good!

Thank matjas922
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing! Chicken was spicy but sooooo good! Sides were yummy too! Atmosphere was on point! Come get cha some!

Thank Kristie P
Lamoine, Maine
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84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went with the chicken strips (boneless). The fried chicken coating was pretty good, had a nice little bite to it. It was pretty crowded, so they sat 3 of us at a small 2 person table. Fried green tomatoes were pretty good. If you like fried chicken, give it a try. Not too greasy and good size portions.

Thank CLaree40
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On the suggestion of a friend, we ventured out to the Gus's on Front street this morning to be there at the 11 o'clock opening. As every other review states, there IS a line to get it and the chicken recipe is fantastic! Our waiter, Steve, was very kind and and prompt to check on our table, refill glasses ect.... More 

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Marquette, Iowa
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate at Gus's 5 years ago while on a foodie/fun weekend in Memphis. Although everything we ate was delicious, Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken stuck out as my favorite, so when were were returning from a driving tour of the South recently, we just had to spend a day in Memphis, so I could get some more of that... More 

Thank smalldog33
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The fried chicken tasted great and the portions were large. The fried okra and baked beans were also very good. We ate so much we had to get our dessert to go. Make sure you try any of the delicious homemade pies.

Thank trippingUSA2011
Coxsackie, New York
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132 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really hard to find in an old mall so ask the locals. Chicken isn't greasy because it's made with peanut oil. Sides are good but you'll be back for the chicken.

Thank BobPhibbs
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looked up top places on trip advisor and found Gus's. I was craving chicken all day so it fit the idea. Was fast, very good value and very hot and fresh. At first bite I thought hmmm.....this is just fried chicken. Then the spice kicked in and I realized just how good it was. I didn't find it spicy, but... More 

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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, Families with children, Kids, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?