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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

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215 S Center St, Collierville, TN 38017
+1 901-853-6005
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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199 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The fried chicken is very, very good. Be aware, it is spicy and very temperature hot. The service is conscientious and fast and the bathrooms are clean. Cole slaw is not too sweet and the okra is run of the mill deep fried. I would order mashed potatoes and gravy next time. Baked beans are standard accompaniments but you can... More 

Thank John G
Collierville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like fried chicken with some heat, this is your place. Get some fried pickles or tomatoes to start your honestly south fried experience. Then get some fried rice on the side with your chicken and you're on fire! Chill it off with the Cole slaw and you've experienced Gus'. The staff is friendly but remember there's limited seating... More 

Thank Cvilltrvlr
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a chilly evening with a slight drizzle that made a perfect time to visit this place. Chicken was super and we feel heavy after having that meal that offers 3 pieces in a plate with baked beans, bread and slaw. Sweet Tea was good. We had a great time over here with a variety of Chicken. Thank You... More 

Thank Abraham L
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gus's is a Memphis icon The fried chicken is spicy but not flaming and it is not greasy. Probably the best chicken this 60 year old has ever tasted The catfish is as good as the chicken

Thank revjpj60
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 11 January 2017

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 

Thank Charcoal1d
Selmer, Tennessee
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 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

Thank 1961lulu
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 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 

Thank judy B
Cullman, Alabama
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

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 

Thank FrogJumpgirl1
Collierville, Tennessee
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8 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 

Thank R5430GAjennifers
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
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
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 S Center St, Collierville, TN 38017
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Collierville
  • Phone Number: +1 901-853-6005
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?