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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken Southaven

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787 Goodman Rd E, Southaven, MS 38671-9531
+1 662-349-2200
11:00 - 21:00
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Huntsville, Alabama
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was good but for no reason can I see why it would be called world famous. Maybe the original one in Memphis is better? This one had good service and the food is not bad but certainly nothing special.

Thank Freddie Y
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gus's is very unique fried chicken but probably the best you will eat. They don't use breading and they deep fry the pieces with an incredible savory blend of spice. Perfectly spicy and satisfying , the chicken was amazing. I had the slaw (delicious) and fries but I also tried their fried green tomatoes which were delicious as well. I... More 

Thank northtrav460
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

sat at the bar. good service. loved the chicken. could have better sides. Had 2 piece dark meat order with fried okra.

Thank Daniel M
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful food; as good as anywhere. Good atmosphere, music in the background, plenty seats, fast service.

Thank Rickey P
Jonesboro, Arkansas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our chicken, but the service was painfully slow. It was a Saturday at noon so that may have contributed, but we are traveling and really didn't want to waste that much time waiting for our drinks and food. It took us maybe 10 mins to even get to order drinks then didn't get them for another 10... More 

Thank southmoball
Southaven, Mississippi
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Greasy! Why go there when Memphis offers a really world class chicken place unbeknownst to the world, Jack Pirtle's Chicken! A business once partnered with the Colonel. While you are there order a "steak" sandwich which gravy, pickle, and slaw!

Thank landscaperjohn62
Overland Park
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I don't believe that I have ever had such great fried chicken without the greasiness like that serve by Gus. It was great tasting with the slightest bit of spiciness. I was sorry when I had finished my meal, but too full to reorder. If you are anywhere close it would be worth the drive to pick up some to... More 

Thank James E
Put in Bay, Ohio
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

World famous. I live in KY and have never heard of it. Went there three times in my 10 days in HL, MS. Cold food every time. It seems to be the normal in this area. Mostly thugville.

Thank unclebudsgarage
P O Box 331
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is the best fried chicken around in my opinion. A little zesty for some but wonderful in my opinion.

Thank cruisesinc
Chandler, Arizona
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is out of this world fried chicken. I don't even like fried chicken that much, but this chicken was delicious. The crust was spicy and very crunchy but the meat was perfectly done and very moist. All the sides were good but when the chicken is this good, sides are not important.

Thank Razzman72

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 787 Goodman Rd E, Southaven, MS 38671-9531
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Southaven
  • Phone Number: +1 662-349-2200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?