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UNCLE Lou's Fried Chicken

#25 of 1,225 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
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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St. Johns, Florida
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83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

This place is unique. It is located in a strip mall. The employees and owner are friendly, enthusiastic and helpful. The chicken is unique in that it is fried and has a hot honey taste. It would have been great but it wasn't served hot, just lukewarm. The sides are small but ok tasting (but not very visually appealing). It... More 

Thank Leonard R
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127 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

While other Memphis fried chicken restaurants are franchising, Uncle Lou's has remained true to their roots. Plain and simple, the best fried chicken you'll eat. Personally, I like it hit but there is a flavor range for everyone. Save room for the desert though, it's just as awesome.

Thank Staff61
Surprise, Arizona
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This little chicken restaurant was featured on the Food Network channel and it did not disappoint! Oh man, best friend chicken I have ever had! We all enjoyed it so much, we went twice and had the hamburgers the second time! All very good and employees are awesome! Just delic!

Thank Krista T
Memphis, Tennessee
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Have you ever looked forward to eating at a place after everyone in the barbershop said how great the food was? Well that is what happened to me...I did not like the chicken at all....and I love me some fried chicken! The appearance and flavor just wasn't there for me. Somebody likes it because the lunch crowd was there (I... More 

Thank Lee L
Bartlett, Tennessee
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

Food was great!! 3 piece dark chicken with the spicy sauce was awesome! GREAT SERVICE I will be back soon

Thank Wigginsk
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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237 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Of course there are two chicken camps Uncle Lou's and Gus'. Uncle Lou's is good, very good and they have a larger variety than the other guy. Better sides too, the corn nuggets, carrots and fried pickles are pretty darn good. Uncle Lou's I think will be able to meet the tastes of any group, and if you are a... More 

Thank andyandsally
Atlanta, GA
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

This is the second time we've been to Uncle Lou's after having seen them on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Both times the chicken was very tasty. This is a real hole in the wall kind of place so be prepared.

Thank pkdesign
Columbia, Missouri
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

When in Memphis you have to visit Uncle Lou's Fried Chicken. This was our second visit there. Both times we got to meet Uncle Lou. We went on a Sunday got there at 11:30am. We didn't realize they opened at noon on Sunday. Uncle Lou saw us sitting out there, open up the restaurant where we treated to some good... More 

Thank papajohn72
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

I've read good things about this place and decided to give it a try. I agree with many reviews that the biscuits are great. They are perfect with the hot sauce. I tried both "regular" and "spicy". Both are good. The spices are a mix of Kentucky chicken and hot, peppery Cajun. If you like that kind of flavor, this... More 

1 Thank Swampscott
Batesville, Arkansas
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122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Stopped here because it's not too far from our hotel near the airport- good chicken - great price - large portions - friendly staff and funky atmosphere. I would definitely go again!

1 Thank SusanCBM

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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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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?