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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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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place is casual, but every person we met in Memphis told us not to miss it. So my daughter and I went in the mid afternoon. Gus's was crowded at 2 pm. The chicken was amazing. Not to be missed. The sides were the single best potato salad, mac and cheese, and cole slaw I've had in years. Dessert... More 

1 Thank urbanflight
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gus's has the best fried chicken and catfish out there. Spicy and fried to perfection, when I am in Memphis this is a stop I make every trip.

Thank Walter H
Emporia, Kansas
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found the fried chicken to be good, but nothing to write home about. Chicken was not as good as some fast food chicken. Service was acceptable. Atmosphere not very good. Would return if in the area but would not go out of my way to go there..

Thank Roy A
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although it seems very busy, the staff does a great job of moving everyone along and making the wait very quick and tolerable. Our waiter had great recommendations, we ordered an app, shared 1/2 a chicken and we pleasantly full! I would say this is a must eat place if you're visiting Memphis!

Thank Kathy C
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So yummy! My toddler ate two whole chicken nuggets and an order of Mac and cheese! The fried chicken was delicious and so were the baked beans! We will go back on our next visit!!!!!

Thank TV1980
Louisville, Kentucky
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210 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We saw this in a guide book and it sounded good. On Sunday, we drove past and people were standing outside. We went later in the week and it wasn't busy at 11 am. Of course we got chicken and sides as well as fried green tomatoes. They were excellent as well as the chicken. Turnover is fast. There is... More 

Thank Clarence D
Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My son's and husband loved the fried chicken. Me?? Not so much..We saw it reviewed on food channel so we added it to our "to do" list. Did I expect too much?? Did I miss something?? I feel like I didn't miss a thing..Will we go back? They will..I'll just be along for the ride..

Thank cms728
Modesto, California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant came highly recommended, thought we would check it out. Gus's has the best Fried Chicken, moist and tasty. The side dishes were also tasty.

Thank KJ617
Lutz, Florida
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322 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great chicken and service. We waited for a half an hour for our table, well worth the wait . Chicken breast were great, coleslaw also great. Our server was always present. Good kick of spices to the chicken, enjoy. Have fun

Thank havingfuntraveling
Franklin, North Carolina
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155 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had to wait, but it was well worth it. Chicken is cooked to perfection and the sides are great as well. Service was wonderful.

Thank Barbara H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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