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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!
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Drive Thru
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I can’t really rate the chicken because I never got my order. I called in a to go order and was told it would take 20-25 minutes. I arrived at 25 minutes, stood in line outside with a group of other people waiting. The one...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Chicken was good. Fried nice and crispy. It was spicey though. Macaroni wasnt flavorful. Not what I was expecting but I will order the greens again.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 5 days ago

We've had Gus's a dozen times, in 8 years at the Mason, TN location. I rated it a 5 because of consistency. The chicken skin is too spicy for me and the 2 younger kids, but my husband, older kids, and in-laws love it. We...More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stop here every year on our trip from Ohio to Texas, and this year we stopped both down and back! Even though we got takeout this year, the fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, fried pickles, French fries, cole slaw, beans, potato salad and of...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was traveling, and my boy wanted to stop and try Gu’s World Famous Fried Chicken, so we did. I am glad I took the time out to go. The chicken was delicious and hot. The service was fast, and we just waited outside until...More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago

A treasure of a find, well worth the hunt! A very local establishment, serving a variety of chicken dishes. Some of the best chicken I've ever eaten. An the staff was outstanding. I sat in awe watching the bags and bags of food coming from...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted some real authentic fried chicken during my first visit to the south. Gus’s did not disappoint. We got the fried okra, tomatoes and pickles as appetizers. All were delicious. And then we took home a chocolate chess pie for dessert (we were too...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not miss Gus's on your visit to Memphis. Always on our list when we visit our daughter. The best-fried chicken the country. Expect a line if you are going for dinner. We try to get there for an early lunch to beat the crowds....More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love fried chicken but never had it like this before. It was AMAZING. Words can’t described how good it was! The Macaroni and Cheese was the best I ever had as well. Everything was beyond delicious. We were super lucky to get in with...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious! Wonderful chicken-friendly staff! We ended going there twice during our trip to TN. Mac and cheese is decadent. No room for desert. Go to Gus’s-you won’t regret it!

Date of visit: July 2020
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December 18, 2019|
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Response from Mersey B | Reviewed this property |
You can choose dark or white chicken or a mix of both Leg or breast or mix of both really depends on your taste These sides are all good especially the Mac and cheese
April 24, 2019|
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Response from 1hairguru | Reviewed this property |
Gus’s has 26 locations in 12 states and yes they are in Atlanta. This information is from their website.
February 28, 2019|
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Response from Beth G | Reviewed this property |
I believe all of the chicken is battered in one recipe, which is spicy and has wheat flour
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