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“This is the best fried chicken!”

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
Ranked #4 of 1,510 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Takeout
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: 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!
Reviewed March 13, 2013

This is the best fried chicken EVER!! It is slightly spicy, very crispy but without too much breading, and not greasy at all. I have driven 3 hours just to eat Gus's chicken when I got the craving. The side dishes are not that good, but the chicken is over the top GREAT. If you don't want to wait in a long line or if the look of the location makes you nervous; you can call in your order and pick it up ---then you can make your own sides dishes and eat it at home. If you are in Memphis - don't miss Gus's in Downtown Memphis! If you need a "cheat" day this is where you want to go!

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

The is the Fried Chicken that the rest of the world should be trying to emulate. This is the Fried Chicken that your grandma widhes that she knew how to cook. Gus's is the standard, everyone else is just imitation.

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

When Friends come visit we always try to stop by even if it is only a piece. Menu is simple Chicken, chicken, wings, and fried pickles. Very busy place before and after events at the FedEx Forum so plan accordingly.

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

The fried chicken is wonderful. It has hot pepper in the breading which gives it a real kick. I won't eat fried chicken anywhere else.

Thank Josephine1950
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

after being told to go so many times we were looking forward to it.We were told about the long wait, so we were prepared..we thought..went on a Sunday about 2:00 but didn't want to wait an hour. The hostess was rude, and acted as if we should be grateful it was only an hour. We left. Went back Sunday night about 8pm, and while busy, we got seated right away.I had breast, grandson had 3 legs, and my son had a mixed meal. Grandson really liked it. My son & I found it "ho-hum" average. My grandson got beans and asked why they were crunchy. The onions were undercooked & still hard in the beans, which made them taste they had just came out of a can-no flavoring at all. For us, not worth a repeat trip.

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