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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“fried chicken” (293 reviews)
“fries” (74 reviews)
“beans” (58 reviews)
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730 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-5216
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Reviewed yesterday

Got to try this chicken. Has a little heat/spice to it but not so much that you won't enjoy it. Very crunchy crust and the side are good. Be sure to try them!

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 3 days ago

I simply love the chicken.It is seasoned just right & HOT! The service is always good & I always go back!

Thank Heavencynt
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This particular location has the best tasting chicken of all. Its always fresh and hot when you order and has the perfect amount of spice even though i like to add the hot pepper sauce to mine. The service is great and the sides are...More

Thank HPOA
Reviewed 5 days ago

Gus's fried chicken at other locations isn't the same. This place does it better and differently than the franchises. The coleslaw is not good. The beans are not good. The fried pickles are good. The beer is good. Order the Chicken! The chicken is fantastic!...More

Thank savvytravelers40
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was told that Gus's World Famous was the best chicken in Memphis. I went there with my daughter and what a disappointment. The chicken was not a golden brown, but a deep dark brown that you would get if over cooked or the fryer...More

Thank Wayne R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This quite possibly might be the best fried chicken I've ever had. Crispy spicy and juicy. Great slaw beans and mac. Went around 11:30am and sat right down and the service was excellent and super fast. When I go back home I'll definitely go try...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best fried chicken I might have ever had. Very very reasonable prices. Excellent sides. Had the slaw beans and mac.

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The chicken never lets you down! This is my first visit to this location and the food and staff were great. The only issue is very little parking.

Thank rdatma1
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

The food is delicious and hot. The only complaint for me is that they charged for extra ranch for the pickles. We had one very tiny ramekin, which was not enough for the order. I don't like it when servers fail to inform customers of...More

Thank rwilliams2911
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I love Gus's chicken because it's seasoned just right,it's never greasy. Cooked like grandma's. Hey what else can I say but it's time for you to get out and try Gus's for yourself . I. promise you won't be disappointed.🍗🍗

Thank 292rc
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I normally don't eat spicy foods, but this looks great! How spicy is it?
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
  • 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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: 730 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-5216
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-767-2323
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