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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

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215 S Center St, Collierville, TN 38017-3010
+1 901-853-6005
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Roswell, Georgia, USA
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Gus's is located in an old house, giving a nice ambience to a simple, family-style meal of fried chicken and fixings. There were 11 of us, so we had two platters of chicken (1 white, 1 dark), mashed potatoes and gravy, turnip greens, slaw, macaroni and cheese, and the usual white bread. Everyone who had room for dessert chose chess... More 

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Selmer, Tennessee
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten there numerous times and it is so wonderful and always look forward to the next visit. I highly recommend if you are in Memphis stop and eat. You will not be disappointed. Love love love the food

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collier
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have tried this place three times over the past years, and the service is terrible. We were a party of three and they put our name on a wait list. After waiting 10 minutes another party of three walked in and they said sit wherever you want. I asked why they got seated and we had to wait. They... More 

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Cullman, Alabama
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always delicious-never disappointed. Had first visited Gus's in Dyersburg TN several years ago, and found it fantastic. So..... of course, I had to stop in this location while visiting near by. This chicken is amazing. Gus's has been around for a very long time and honestly I believe it beats the so called "Nashville Hot" that is quickly coming on... More 

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Collierville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We used to visit the original location in Mason, TN at least a couple of times a month. The location in Collierville is just as fantastic as the original Gus's. Spicy Chicken, white bread, coleslaw, beans and the mac 'n cheese are all amazing. The restaurant is located just off the historic Collierville town square and is a great place... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I'm ;usually pretty critical, but this place was PERFECT. The chicken was the best that I have ever had, I liked the slight hot bite of it. The Service was down home and very friendly. The facility was clean Also, if you've never had it (we hadn't) ... order the Chess Pie. Thanks Gus - peoples.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We do take out and believe it or not the food is still hot after a 6 mile drive home. The chicken is fabulous and the slaw . My husband likes the mash potatoes and gravy but we haven't had anything on the menu that we didn't like. To us it is worth the drive even in traffic.

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Weatherford, Texas
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131 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

You might enjoy this place if you like hot and spicy chicken because that's what they serve -- no options. The place needs a makeover, but the folks are friendly. Popular among locals, a block south of the railroad tracks by the historic Collierville Square.

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Thank Mark D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great food, chicken fries potato salad. Call ahead and pick up. Perfect service. Piping hot, well seasoned fried chicken.

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Thank janw867
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The staff and food were both amazing We enjoyed great hushpuppies and chicken that was one of a kind. Dessert was so good!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 S Center St, Collierville, TN 38017-3010
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Collierville
  • Phone Number: +1 901-853-6005
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?