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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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Cambridge, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

All excited to get chicken for trip home. At door 15 mins before open and employees told us to call order in and it would be ready by time they opened at 11:00. 2 more people behind me also called in order.....opened, got in and checked in and then waited and waited and waited. 3 more people behind me ordered... More 

Thank Rita L
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Awesome service in this low key food joint, just good, rich, southern comfort food! Make sure to get the Mac & Cheese !!

Thank AshWoot
Kitchener, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Seriously, seriously good chicken! The joint looks rough around the edges, and that's because it is! It's nitty, gritty, down home goodness. I've been craving it since I got home. Seriously delicious, perfectly spiced chicken! Oh, and the fried tomatoes are pretty damn good too!

Thank JenLeG
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't judge this place from the outside or the inside.... The best fry chicken I ever had... The pecan pie was very good with a scope of ice cream.

Thank John B
Orlando, Florida
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98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fried chicken is good, but that's pretty much the only thing they have, so don't go here unless you're eating fried chicken. The main thing we didn't like was that one of the kitchen staff would lock himself in the single tiny restroom to take personal phone calls.

Thank Bill O
Memphis, Tennessee
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped by for a quick lunch. Had 3 piece white combo. Restaurant was busy but got served quickly. The chicken was good & met expectations although one of the chicken breasts was a bot skimpy. Cole slaw was bland with a watery mayo. Needs some seasoning.

Thank 793casper
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were advised to have lunch in this out of the way place - and it did not disappoint! The chicken was crispy and spicy on the outside and tender and sooooo juicy on the inside! Sounds like a cliche, but true! Have the chicken breast. Also, the fried green tomatoes were really good! What lacked in ambiance, was made... More 

Thank Wendy R
New York City, New York
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132 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us went there for lunch. We all loved the Fried Chicken. The only one not impressed was the guy who made the mistake in ordering the Chicken Tenders...get the fried chicken Also the deserts are really good For lunch try to get there early for first seating

Thank AlcoholProf
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When people are waiting outside to be seated, it's usually a good sign for the food. So good, we ate there twice!

Thank Jyardog
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The plate was about 8 bucks a person, and it's pretty awesome!! The chicken is so good and you have to try the pecan pie. Best I've ever tasted :)

Thank Bonnie C

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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
American, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Families with children, Kids
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?