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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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Palm Bay
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want some good chicken you have to visit Gus's. Spicy chicken with a twist of down home goodness.

Thank 417frankw
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very casual restaurant with juicy nicely spiced chicken that is perfectly seasoned. My mouth is watering just writing about it. This is better than KFC.

Thank lynne g
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best chicken in America. It's that simple. The people are great too. Truly a landmark in Memphis. Best of alll... Gus's is very affordable too.

Thank Jim W
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Chicken was hot and fresh. Service was excellent. Clean and cool retro atmosphere. Would definitely go back and recommend this to anyone.

Thank Michael H
Dighton, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped in this hole in the wall and were very satisfied! BEST MEAL FOR THE PRICE! Plenty of food, Chicken was Great ! the baked beans were good, but the cold slaw was AMAZING! Reasonable prices, I had half chicken (4 pieces) and my wife had 2 piece chicken. We ended meal with sweet potato pie ! Total with tax... More 

Thank jptreacy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the Gus's near Beale St.. They were FAST. The fried green tomatoes were good. I had two thighs with greens and Mac n cheese. The Girlfriend had three wings, beans and Mac n cheese. The thighs were a little cold, still delicious, plenty of flavor and spice. Greens and Mac n cheese were good. The Girlfriend did... More 

Thank Shane W
Plano, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I decided to get lunch at Gus's after visiting the National Civil Rights Museum. We walked the few blocks to the restaurant, the street Gus's is on was very quiet. Not a single person to be seen. What a surprise when we opened the door and were greeted by a noisy, bustling, much larger than expected dining... More 

Thank D7025CYlisat
Evansville, Indiana
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174 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a surprise! We were looking for a restaurant with fried chicken and read that this was voted #1 in Memphis so we drove there and were surprised at how sketchy it looked from the outside. Wow! Were we wrong about this place! Inside we found an extremely clean comfortable restaurant with chicken and sides to match its #1 ranking!... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great fried chicken, relaxed atmosphere. Great price. What more can you ask... oh... great pie too... 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Thank Mells79
Alexandria, Louisiana
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The title says it all. This is really amazing fried chicken! The seasoned fries and sweet tea are great too. And you get a perfect sized souvenir cup to remember the awesome meal.

Thank John Z

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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
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, 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 38103-4112
  • 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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