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“Friendly service, good food but not great”

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
Ranked #4 of 1,476 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 February 28, 2014

We really looking forward to eating here, we had hear a lot of rave reviews. The chicken was really good but not nearly as fabulous as we expected. The spices in the skin were so hot they burned my tongue. Beans average. Pretty good cole slaw. Very good and friendly servers. Lively atmosphere, ran into some old friends. Glad we tried it, but we probably will not go back.

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Thank nitroliz
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

Sorry folks. I just wasn't impressed. The cole slaw was average. The baked beans were a bit above average. The chicken skin was ORANGE! Apparently from all the hot and spicy ingredients. You know it is hot when the waitress gives you a small plate to place the peeled-off chicken skin on. The chicken was good. Maybe all the people that think it is so great aren't from the South and were blown away by the food. It was slightly above average for Southern food.

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Thank Alan S
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

If you're a fan of crispy juicy southern chicken, look no further. We hit up Gus's as soon as we drove into Memphis and were glad it was open all day, lots of places close mid-afternoon. Delicious chicken, we had 2 dark 2 white and switched pieces. Go for the breast meat! Sides were good, especially the fried tomatoes, but the coleslaw a bit too sweet for me.

So good, we went back THE NEXT DAY.

Thank Willinh
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

Thumbs up. Best spicy chicken wings that I have ever tried. Any food critic would agree that these guys at Gus bring the best Chicken wings to the Earth. Price is very affordable. This place has been my first stop shop every time I visit Memphis. Wish they had one somewhere near by Indy area. Watch out for standing crowd if you are heading to this place between 12.00 PM to 1.00 PM for lunch!!!!!!

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Thank VJ_Jayaraman
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

You won't be disappointed by this authentic downtown eatery. The chicken was well seasoned and moist. Even when we removed the skin, the underlying white or dark meat retained the tasty seasoning and flavor. It's very inexpensive and offers good service. We also enjoyed the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer.

Thank swannygal
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