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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

310 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103
+1 901-527-4877
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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310 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I called several weeks in advance to make a reservation for a large group of people, and they took it without hesitation. They called me 30 minutes before the reservation to reconfirm. This place is not very big. We easily took up 1/3 of the...More

Thank sandmcd
Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm not a big fan of chicken or fried foods. That said, I am scheming of ways to get back to Memphis just so I can have some more of this deliciousness. This chicken was perfectly seasoned - spicy without being hot, flavorful without being...More

Thank offandabout
Reviewed 4 days ago

We go thru Memphis when we travel to Bristol and believe me, stop by here and get You a Whole box of Chicken for the Road, eat it on the Road and make sure you have a load of Napkins and some wet wipes as...More

Thank deandavis29
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I made a stop here while road tripping through. The food was delicious, we ordered to go, as we had places to be, but it was a pretty short wait even though it was crowded and so worth the stop. If we...More

Thank Beth P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Based on TripAdvisor's ratings we went here. Again TripAdvisor did not let us down. This is a wonderful place to eat.

Thank 1chevy
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were told to come to Gus's for authentic, not too hot, fried chicken. The place has a line up......but go in and give them your name. It's worth it. It's not fancy and the plates are paper...but it's worth it.

Thank S549
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We just recently had the fried chicken from here and I would have to say it is the best I have ever tasted. My only warning would be to either book ahead for takeaway or expect to wait a while for a table, overall it...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Having heard of this place online, we knew we had to go there and we were NOT disappointed!! We visited on a Sunday afternoon, the wait time was 45 minutes.... man, they are organized!!!! Well worth the wait!!! Staff, food, everything.... worth the wait!!!!!

Thank Mel W
Reviewed 6 days ago

My advice: order take out! This place is almost always packed and for good reason. The food is fantastic! The chicken is incredibly moist and perfectly seasoned. I'm confused about the obligatory slice of white bread, but who cares when the chicken is so great?...More

Thank Megan P
Reviewed 6 days ago

If I were a chicken, and destined for a dinner table, this is where I would want to end up. The chicken here is almost life changing, or at least the mark that I will compare all the fried chicken I eat from now on....More

Thank Mike O
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Response from Judy P | Reviewed this property |
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Probably between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm
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not that I am aware of
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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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