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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly, fast, tasty. Large portions of chicken. Very spicy. Those who need a bland diet should avoid.

Thank buford3927
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely the best fried chicken I have ever had. Definitely worth the wait for a table and would definitely go to again.

Thank abby82uk
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great Food and great service. The best fried chicken I ever had. The service was promt and friendly.

Thank clawless2017
Howell, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved the atmosphere of the entire place! The interior is very cool and creates a very laid back vibe. Amazing food! Had the chicken tenders with mac and cheese and baked beans, was not disappointed with anything on my plate. Loved it so much even after I was full I kept going because I didn't know when I would... More 

Thank nicolemerr
Windermere, Florida
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164 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We travel this great country a lot and everywhere we go, we look for certain types of food that we love, and one is fried chicken. Gus's is the unquestioned best we have every tried! It is fried crispy to perfection, the meat is juicy and everything tastes amazing! It is spicy, but my wife who doesn't like very spicy... More 

Thank Jim R
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had to try Gus's chicken while in Memphis due to all the rave reviews. The restaurant is slightly off the beaten path, and definitely a dive, but the chicken was delicious. Fried green tomatoes and fried okra were good, too. They have a small selection of beer, including a few local craft beers. No line when we went on a... More 

Thank Christy W
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had only heard about this place. I had to wait 20 minutes in the early afternoon before we got a table (6 of us dining). The chicken is seasoned and cooked to perfection. They also have one of my favorites fried okra. I would go back again.

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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just when I thought I had the best hot fried chicken at Hattie B's in Nashville, this place comes along. By far the best hot fried chicken in Tennessee and a bargain at that. This is a must try.

Thank Tim W
Blenheim, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is totally worth the wait if there is a line! Best chicken ever! Great service as well. Only issue was it was so good ate way to much!

Thank louisemV3476YD
Kendallville, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Chicken was great. Nice to enjoy a cold beer with it. Downtown location was fine. Concerned about finding parking but no problem. Plenty of street parking nearby.

Thank micheleo659

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, 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: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?