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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

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730 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-5216
+1 901-767-2323
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Memphis, Tennessee
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love Gus's chicken. It has the proper amount of spice. I recently attended last week with co workers and it was really good. This location is extremely popular.

Thank anjelicamaleika
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I know many folks love this place so we tried it. Seems as if it the junior varsity team (no make that kindergarten) was on "duty" tonight. Our party of two ordered the 2-pice chicken plate with coleslaw, baked beans and bread. Dinner came with seriously overcooked chicken, pinkish beans that were cold to the touch and clearly came straight... More 

Thank Memphisfamily
Dyersburg, Tennessee
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Easily some of the best fried chicken you will ever eat. My husband and I are usually torn between here and our favorite BBQ spot every time we are in Memphis. The kids LOVE their side items (mac-n-cheese is amazing!) though they find the chicken to be a little on the spicy side. If your kids don't likely spicy then... More 

Thank Kimberly P
Mandeville, Louisiana
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The only thing offered is chicken, but boy do they do chicken right. The chicken has a great taste and the tenders were fantastic. You can order for pickup and save time.

Thank Stephen L
Nashville, Tennessee
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108 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is somewhere I go every time I visit Memphis.... Its just a little place with great chicken. It's very "Memphis" in my opinion. Very casual and perfect to take kids if they can handle a little spicy food.

Thank lpetti3000
Riverside, California
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite possibly the best fried chicken I've ever had. Pair it with a few sides and a cold beer and it was a great dinner. At this location, parking was very limited.

1 Thank Dave_the_Oracle_DBA
Tampa, Florida
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've heard about this place for years, finally finally got a chance to eat there, chicken was worth it, sides left a lot to be desired, the chicken was hot and fresh, the sides were room temperature at best service was good although i hate eating and/or drinking from plastic I still had to try it, would eat here again... More 

Thank shaniyagrandma
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61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

excellent food and service. skip the mac n cheese, tastes like Kraft from the box :/ Chicken has a little spice and the slaw is very good. Local beer available

Thank Dawn D
South Riding, Virginia
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with some coworkers based on multiple recommendations and the place did not disappoint. You cannot skip this place if you are passing thru or visiting. I'm super excited to try their other locations!!

1 Thank Saima A
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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431 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have tried three of Gus's in the Memphis area, including the original site near downtown. And the good thing is that it's hard to tell any difference in the food at either of the sites that we have tried. The chicken is just amazing. Wonderful coating, hot, cooked throughout, yet still very juicy and tasty. Just spicy enough. The... More 

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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$6 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, 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: 730 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-5216
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-767-2323

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?