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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

730 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-5216
+1 901-767-2323
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried chicken” (312 reviews)
“beans” (65 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (36 reviews)
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730 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-5216
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't usually like spicy chicken but this is so perfectly seasoned and fried. The coleslaw is the perfect accompaniment to cool any heat from the chicken. I will always stop here when I'm in Memphis now. The service was amazing! The place was packed...More

Thank tomhF6082CR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gus's is some dang good chicken. It is definitely my go to place in Memphis. I am fortunate enough to work right down the street from a gus's location so I am able to attend it for lunch more often. I always get the 2...More

Thank Josh B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Large. pieces of chicken with an amazingly crisp coating with a slight kick. Absolutely no grease and really moist chicken. Slaw and beans are sweetened to perfection. I make sure to eat here at least once when in Memphis.

Thank Cw98351
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drover to Gus’s for lunch after landing and checking in to our hotel after seeing online reviews as well as receiving a resounding endorsement from the front desk clerk. You might pass by the place as it’s slightly unassuming except for the large sign and...More

Thank Staecy A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worst chicken ever, in Memphis anyway. I first ate it in Mason Tennessee where it started. The chicken was good then but it is expanded the chicken got worse. Much better Chicken in Memphis in several places.

Thank Gene M
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Probably the best fried pickles I have ever had. The chicken was just okay. Their sides were just okay as well.

Thank S H
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

When in Memphis...we stopped in to try the world famous chicken, it was so good. Moist, tender and with just enough kick to warm your mouth. Worth a trip if not for dinner then for a snack, their sweet tea is great as well

Thank Dawnmarie O
Reviewed 20 September 2017

People have always talked about Gus's as being the best for fried chicken. It really is. They do it well and with large pieces. Not too greasy, not too crusty, not too spicy (unless you want it that way). And the sides are fine.

Thank Cabana M
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing fried chicken! Piping HOT & so moist and flavorful. Not greasy! Mac n cheese was my favorite side. The service was impeccable & the beer was ice cold. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This is some of the best Fried Chicken that I have eaten in a while. It is a little spicy so while Hot sauce is supplied it's not necessary. The sides were awesome as well. We had fries, Collared greens and Mac and cheese. The...More

Thank esmith2757
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10 November 2015|
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Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
Not hot spicy. Just a little taste kick (maybe paprika?) Love this chicken and I don't like real spicy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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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