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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
Ranked #4 of 1,493 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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!
Reviewed 2 August 2014

We chose this place because of the reviews it received on TripAdvisor. We could not have been more pleased. The fried chicken was incredible!! A bit on the spicy side but delicious. The sweet tea was honestly the best I have ever had. Awesome sides - we had french fries and potato salad - YUM YUM! Be prepared to wait to get a table. The restaurant does not seat very many at a time and the noise level is pretty high but it felt like being at a family reunion.

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Thank Tammy S
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

We loved Gus's fried chicken! Crispy,a little spicy and juicy. Be sure to get the mac-n-cheese.Yummy.

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Thank Faryl H
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Hands down this was some of the best fried chicken! It was so good,we took a second road trip with our friends so that they could try it and of course they loved it!!! I also enjoyed their homemade "Jamaican me crazy" brownies. Yum!!! I wish they had one in Texas . The line was actually out-tha-door! The atmosphere was a real juke joint ,down home, southern feel . I loved that they had a old school juke box that still used quarters! Fried chicken + Al Green playing = Good Times!

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Thank Gwen S
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Lots and lots of fried chicken. Wish they had a little more variety. Howeve the chicken. Was not a little spicey, fresh and hot. The sides were pretty good especially the greens and the fries.

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Thank Vg3616
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

I'm from Texas and we love anything fried! We decided on the 8 PC combo meal and it was plenty for 3 ! It was awesome!

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Thank RinSunPhom
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