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UNCLE Lou's Fried Chicken

#21 of 1,199 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
McKellar - Whitehaven-Levi PD
As featured in Best Food in Memphis
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3633 Millbranch Rd, Memphis, TN 38116-4817
+1 901-332-2367
12:00 - 18:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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272 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not standard fried chicken but a sweet and sour style sauce that was very good. Nothing fancy but uncle loud is a winner.

Thank hallercf
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went through Memphis with my cousin, nephew and little cousin and we had to stop at Uncle Lou's because Guy Fieri had visited! So glad we did! The chicken was so good, the kool-aid was perfect and the service was great. I did order the corrupted carrots and wasn't too excited about them but that was just me. My cousin... More 

Thank Priscilla D
Lindale, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday, I fell in love. Don't tell my husband. . . Just kidding, he was there too! THIS place is amazing. The sweetest people, great service, huge portions, smiles, music, laughter, and THE BEST CHICKEN EVER. Sweet Spicy Love. Yes. Love you Uncle Lou!

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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is great here. Great service and friendly people. Chicken is very good. I love the smoke sausage sandwich and turkey burger. The desserts are to die for!

Thank Dana J
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was intending on going to Gus Fried Chicken while I was in town but my friend's insisted on Uncle Lou's instead. Since this is Memphis and people in Memphis know how to eat, I didn't have a problem trying something new. We got there and I noticed that Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives' had been there and gave... More 

Thank cedric m
Plano, Texas
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was talking to a "local" in Memphis about finding a restaurant that sold Fried Chicken and she suggested Uncle Lou's. I showed up at 11:00 a,m. and saw the crowd that was already in line to get it and based on the enthusiasm of the people, I knew I had found a special place. Besides offering some of the... More 

Thank Ed O
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Memphis to shop and went out of our way to try this place. Told him what we all wanted and he said "naw is gonna be cheaper to do it this way" and we did. We got the 12 piece half hot half home style with 4 sides and 6 biscuits. Let me tell you this was... More 

Thank MadMaxTitan
Sugar Land, Texas
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Would not have known about Uncle Lou's without TripAdvisor. It is all Memphis and a great lunch spot before a trip to Graceland. The owner and hosts are awesome as was the chicken sandwich that we had.

1 Thank DCT84
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Have really good chicken and unique flavors gotta try their grilled cheese it's amazing will be back next time in Memphis

Thank Kenneth R
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I love hole-in-the-wall kind of places and this fits the bill. The biscuit and the cole slaw were excellent. The chicken had a lot of flavor BUT it was way too salty. And the place looked like it needs a deep deep cleaning. I really wanted to love this place but I just could not.

Thank large_red

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3633 Millbranch Rd, Memphis, TN 38116-4817
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > McKellar - Whitehaven-Levi PD
  • Neighbourhood: McKellar - Whitehaven-Levi PD
  • Phone Number: +1 901-332-2367

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?