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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

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310 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103
+1 901-527-4877
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The fried chicken tasted great and the portions were large. The fried okra and baked beans were also very good. We ate so much we had to get our dessert to go. Make sure you try any of the delicious homemade pies.

Thank trippingUSA2011
Coxsackie, New York
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132 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really hard to find in an old mall so ask the locals. Chicken isn't greasy because it's made with peanut oil. Sides are good but you'll be back for the chicken.

Thank BobPhibbs
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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124 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Looked up top places on trip advisor and found Gus's. I was craving chicken all day so it fit the idea. Was fast, very good value and very hot and fresh. At first bite I thought hmmm.....this is just fried chicken. Then the spice kicked in and I realized just how good it was. I didn't find it spicy, but... More 

Thank GlenMClark
Cordova, Tennessee
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We like the downtown location. The original is in Mason Tennessee, about 30 minutes east of Memphis. The atmosphere is great, old run down building that they cleaned up, but left the old look. The service is good and the chicken is really good. A little spicy for some folks. They do get busy as it is not a large... More 

Thank Jimreg007
Bloomington, Illinois
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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone loved the chicken here! Drank a local beer with it. Wait was not too long. There are some outside tables if the weather cooperates.

Thank Deborah H
Decatur, Illinois
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279 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love this chicken. Ordered 2 piece dark meat and for a little bit extra added a wing. The chicken is crispy and spicy (but not too spicy) and very juicy. The sides were very good. I had greens with potato salad. Usually you get cole slaw which I know is good. It can be very busy so be prepared... More 

Thank carlinda6665
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9 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw Gus world famous chicken on the Web when I was looking for places to eat in memphis, it's was a bit of a walk from where we were but would say it's about 15/20 min from beale Street. Looks nothing from the outside even a bit run down we thought it was closed at first, but it's fine when... More 

Thank calislelass
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81 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great fried chicken. The mac and cheese amazing. We want to go back. Great service. Helpful hints and knowledge of the menu. Good value.

Thank katalinbrisbane
Anchorage, Alaska
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good southern eats at a down home place. Although my chicken was a bit overcooked, it was very tasty. The sides were yum... fried okra and fried green tomatoes. Mac and cheese was just OK. Word of advice get there about 20 minutes before it opens and get an early place in line. It get busy fast. Gus's is a... More 

Thank David L
Pennsylvania, USA
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151 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were looking for something for lunch as we passed through Memphis. We like to try local places, not the things off the interstate exits. We drove along the waterfront looking for this place and as the scenery started deteriorating, we weren't sure we made a good choice. Once inside, though the building is unimpressive, we knew we found a... 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$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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: 310 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-527-4877
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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