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“Absolutely the best!!!”

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
Ranked #9 of 1,504 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $12
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed November 15, 2012

We went to Gus's with our friends during our recent stay in Memphis as recommended by our hotel valet. I must say that it was absolutely the best fried chicken meal we have ever had. The service was fast and attentive, the ambiance very warm and the food is just out of this world. Very busy place but service is very quick. Seemed to be lined up later on in the evening. The prices are so reasonable that you think there must be a printing error on the menu. This is an absolute MUST PLACE TO EAT if you are in Memphis. You won't regret it!!!

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Went to the one in downtown off Beale and the food was delicious and the prices were great...waited a while for table but glad i did...Triple D was there and he was right on about this place!!!

Thank Anthony S
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

They do not cook it until you place your order. So, you will have to wait for it to be prepared, but it is well worth the wait. There are now several locations in the area.

Thank RonaldF716
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Great food and busy, loud and noisy at this location. Service a little slow, but not as slow as Collierville location. There is usually a wait and parking is not the best. If you go in the evening, best to park in the small office complex just to the north of the restaurant. Best fried chicken ever! Enough of a spicy flavor to give it a nice kick. One of my favorite sides is the slaw. Served on paper plates with a plastic fork. Usually piping hot and you need to ask for a knife to cut the chicken breast open to let it cool a bit before eating. Usually a little wait since everything is cooked fresh upon ordering. Extremely busy between 6pm and 8pm. Soft drinks and ice tea are served in a plastic souvenir cup with free refills. And be sure to step right across the street and visit a famous Memphis donut shop before you leave the area.

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Thank LeslieG_8
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We went to the downtown Memphis location for lunch. The place is somewhat rundown. The atmosphere is very loud and busy. The takeout line can get extremely long and the table service can get very slow. However, the chicken is worth the wait. Has a very slight heat along with great flavor.

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Thank RoadyWI
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