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“Best chicken ever!”

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
Ranked #5 of 1,628 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 22 June 2018

Chicken is delicious; cuts are superior; very meaty; chicken is hot (spicy); sides are ok;
potato salad not so good, but slaw and french fries are very good.
They do offer beer, but no other alcoholic beverages which is a drawback for some.
Service is fast; We like the downtown location better, maybe for the ambience of the area and better parking avvailability.

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Thank Linda K
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Originally saw this place on "man v/s food" on the travel channel. then they opened a location here in Atlanta. but i had to eat at the original location. and i will it was worth it. hot/spicy/juicy/crunchy. the hot and spicy chicken was enjoyable, not that kind of spicy where you cant taste anything else. we ate here for lunch after visiting the civil rights museum.

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Thank chris m
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

I was in town on business and my colleagues decided we HAD to go to Gus’s to try the chicken. Some had heard great reviews about the food. On our lunch break we arrived at Gus’s and it was standing room only...which may support the reviews some of my group had heard. The size of the restaurant was about 15-20 small tables. It was EXTREMELY overcrowded and cramped. There were only three chairs inside to sit and wait. There was nowhere to sit outside and wait as the restaurant sits directly on the street with only a sidewalk between. Also, there were panhandlers who were bothering patrons. So, obviously the restaurant is not in a great neighborhood either.
We waited for approximately 20 mins to be seated...which is not bad if you have a lot of time. Anyway, I ordered the chicken strips, coleslaw and baked beans. The coleslaw and beans were nothing special, but the chicken really was very tasty! I would say I would go back again, but only if the restaurant were located in a different area of town and if they expanded the restaurant.

Thank Julie H
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Excellent! Hot and tasty fried chicken, great sides and fast, friendly service. Just like the one downtown, except in East Memphis. If you like chicken, you can't go wrong with Gus's

Thank Dave D
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

This is not some place I would recommend. The side dishes were not cooked from scratch nor the desserts. If you like your chicken spicy this is your spot. It was overpriced in my opinion.

Thank deionc262
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