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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried chicken” (314 reviews)
“beans” (68 reviews)
“fries” (76 reviews)
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730 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-5216
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Fun place where you won’t leave hungry! Delicious crisp fried chicken, just like it should be. I couldn’t stop eating the macaroni and cheese. Sooo good. Skip the chess pie.

Thank 40Sug
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love the chicken at Gus's, I saw it on a TV show and always wanted to go, also the staff hotel recommended it. I can say this is the best chicken I have ever had in my life. I ordered to go so...More

Thank Morro F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you love fried chicken. Don’t miss Gus’s when in Memphis. Everything was great! Fried tomatoes, fried pies. You name it, it’s all good and service was great and the price is right.

Thank 683paulg
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love their chicken. Favorite chicken restaurant. Staff friendly and on time. What we ordered: surprise! Chicken! Chicken tender plate and white meat snack with fries.

Thank shirley202
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We started with the awesome fried pickles and then it came - a mountain of crispy, hot moist fried chicken with a side of mac n cheese and coleslaw. Portions were bigger than we expected so we had a bag to go. Great service from...More

Thank Yvonne M
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Great chicken. Very crowded. It is worth waiting . The spicy chicken was delicious! The staff was super friendly despite all the customers. It was fun!

Thank shelley420
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We popped into here on a family member's recommendation during a visit, because when I lived in Memphis they were not there. The chicken is tender and juicy. Try the honey mustard sauce it's awesome. BUT THE MAC N CHEESE IS THE BEST!! This a...More

Thank bmt1976
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Chicken served hot but I've had better from other mom-and-pop spots. If you're close to one and want some chicken give it a try but I wouldn't make a trip to try it. Potato salad was ok, collard greens the same. Nothing blew my mind...More

Thank FrugallyPicky
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Gus's came highly recommended by several people, so we were really looking forward to trying them out. The neighborhood is in transition, but conveniently located to downtown. The food was very good, but not extraordinary by any stretch of the imagination. I'm glad we tried...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I stopped here for dinner due to TA reviews. I was seated very promptly and my drink order taken. My server was friendly and had helpful suggestions. I ordered the 3 piece dark chicken, slaw and substituted fried okra for the beans. Wow, the chicken...More

Thank Barbara and Dav... D
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11 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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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