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“Best Fried Chicken fix!”

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
Ranked #4 of 1,457 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, 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!
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Fried Chicken fix!”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Chicken is cooked when you order, so be patient...it will be the best fried chicken your lips will rap around! Crispy, tasty skin; juicy flavorful meat: and a kick of spice at the end to let you know this is no KFC variety!

Visited June 2013
Thank Theresa S
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Portland, Maine
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Crispy skin, tender chicken”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Great, great fried chicken. Stopped here on the way through Memphis and was not at all disappointing. Easy to find and great value for the food. The chicken was sooo good! Go here if you have a hankering for some fried chicken. It is worth the stop!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Jamie A
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“loved the Fried chicken”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Best fried chicken that I've ever had. Read an article in The USA TODAY about this restaurant. Didn't disappoint.

Visited May 2013
Thank frdrum
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Savannah, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Havent i been here before?”
Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Gus was literally the first stop we went to when we came to Memphis. Fortunately we got there just before the lunch crowd hurried in. The food was good. Chicken was hot and had a little kick to it. Pricing was great. Service was average. But if you go you will notice that Gus hasnt won an award in a while. Which leads me to say this: Its like any other chicken restaurant that most likely you have been to. Maybe just a little more spicier. The place is small with few servers so she couldnt service us well with sooo many ppl there. Would i go back again? No. But i dont want to deny you of your first experience.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Wilrosmith
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Yum! That is all...”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

This chicken really is spectacular. The crust is delicious and it is SO juicy! My only complaint is that it seems just a little too salty. I did not feel uncomfortable in this area at all. There was security right outside, but I would have been comfortable there anyway. The staff is pretty friendly. The atmosphere was pretty much what I expected, nothing special, but who cares when the chicken is this good. I didn't think the service was slow at all.

Visited June 2013
Thank KansasRose
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