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“Crispy spicy yummy deliciousness!”

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
Ranked #4 of 1,481 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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 September 16, 2013 via mobile

If you want a break from bbq this is the place to go when you're in Memphis. Seriously, the best fried chicken I've ever had! I got the special with 4 pieces of dark meat with coleslaw and beans for $5.99! Any time I'm in Memphis I will definitely be back.

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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Be prepared to wait your turn, very small place but worth the wait. They serve CHICKEN and sides and the place is Busy. It was so good , friendly people, great food. Fun place. They have good combinations of ways to order, family friendly, good value!

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

We had read reviews of Gus's and I glad to admit they are absolutely correct. If you want to dress all up, have valet parking, bright lights, this ain't the place. If you want the best fried chicken around hed to this joint. A little spice,crispy outside, tender inside. Why mess with perfection must be there moto.

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Thank Bruins87
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Food is great! Just the right amount of spicy! Reasonably priced! Great nostalgic atmosphere! Stuffed and happy when we left!

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Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Recommended by our taxi driver gwen from last minute cabs( highly recommended). Doesnt look great from outside bit dint hudge a book by its cover. I know it's not good for you but it sure is delicious. Breast of chicken crisp in outside moist & succulent on inside. Dark meat likewise & chicken tenders less spicy but delicious. Great atmosphere at 8pm, full of people enjoying good priced food. Well done Gus

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