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“Solid fried chicken”

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
Ranked #4 of 1,445 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!
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“Solid fried chicken”
Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

We went to Gus'es on our first night in Memphis after reading all the hype. We arrived around 8p and were immediately seated and waited on.

Service was friendly. Chicken was very good. Not the best fried chicken I ever ate, but solid. We would go back again, but wouldn't endure any long lines.

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Palmetto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“gus's Chicken is great!!!”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Well, most will agree, this chicken rocks. Lightly battered and so moist. We really didn't have anything I did not like at this restaurant. Went with family and grand kids. They love it. Real southern cooking, Memphis style. Try this place, I think you will agree.

  • Visited November 2013
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Wilson, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Our current favorite fried chicken.... IN 'DA WORLD!!!!!!ddddddd”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

Yes, that's right; we eat fried meat.
And Gus' on Front street is the best there is... (now that grandma's gone).
It's such a dive, but constantly packed; so be ware... the wait is sometimes 30 mins.
One inside, there's not much to choose from ... except chicken... fried ... chicken.
It's a little walk from main street or beale. If you've got a car handy, I'd drive.
I know how much people love the 'rib' place; I do too... but to get all the vibe
you want from this graceful old southern town, do NOT miss Gus'.

  • Visited November 2013
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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“Best Chicken We Ever Had”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

We enjoyed our chicken lunch with sides so much we returned for a second meal before leaving Memphis. I wish they would open a location in Metropolitan Detroit!

Visited November 2013
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Lived Up to Expectations”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

We had heard the hype about the world's best fried chicken so we had to give it a try and we were not disappointed. The place is nothing fancy but the food is exceptional. Started with some fried green tomatoes and fried pickles. Delicious. Then came the chicken. Amazing. Crispy, flavorsome. We left completely satisfied. The staff were great also. Lets hope they open a store Down Under so we can enjoy it more frequently

Visited November 2013
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