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Address: 580 State Hwy 395, Olancha, CA 93549
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+1 760-764-2822

On the way to Death valley, Mammoth or just on hwy 395? stop by and grab...

On the way to Death valley, Mammoth or just on hwy 395? stop by and grab some of Gus's REALLY GOOD Fresh Jerky. Free Samples! try our Cowboy jerky(made tough with black pepper)or try our sweet and spicy (soft, sweet with a gentle kick to it)

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Check the Source of the Jerky Before You Buy!

On my August 2015 visit to Gus's, the jerky was from an outfit in Washington state. It was good. But, not as good as what Gus's has sold in the past under his own brand.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 February 2016
Robert F B
Wiehle, VA
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San Bernardino, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

The best so far very delicious. Also price is very reasonable. Wish it was closer to our home in san bernardino cali.

Thank Susan M
Wiehle, VA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

On my August 2015 visit to Gus's, the jerky was from an outfit in Washington state. It was good. But, not as good as what Gus's has sold in the past under his own brand.

Thank Robert F B
North Hills
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

Just off 395 in Olancha you'll find Gus' Really Fresh Jerky (and other stuff). I tasted three different types and bought a package of the Cowboy Jerky. Great flavor with a touch of spice. I also purchased some Pistachio nuts, garlic flavor. Also really good. They have different types of honey in addition to the jerky, nuts and dried fruit.

Thank Robert L
Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Great jerky, especially the hot, spicy ones. Expensive. Very basic sales room along the roadside. A few other food items such as nuts, chips, sodas.

Thank JOM922
Downey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015

I try the sweet and spicy brisket and now I am a addict of Gus's jerky. All the flavors are excellent and delicious. I recommend all of them. I do not know who made this jerky but he or she is a genius.

Thank Abraham R
Ridgecrest, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

Bought some fresh brisket thinking it would be a nice change. Was way overpriced,sticky and wet. The WORST jerky I have ever tasted. Dogs wouldnt even eat it

Thank none761
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

I loves loved loved the jerky it was sooo good especially the hot! They have a big selection to chose and lots of samples I ordered some online and I can't wait for it to arrive!

1 Thank Itsallaboutm
Detroit, MI
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Seriously the Jerky here is garbage. When I stopped in they only had hot jerky, it was so so dry and tough. I thought they sold me shoe leather. The dush bag working the counter should take his sun glasses off when taking care of customers. Be careful when you use the bathrooms, you 'll feel like your entering a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

Saw some signs headed home from Mammoth had to stop and try it.. Soooo glad we did.. The Jerkey is Awesome!! Tried a few kinds loved them all.. Great flavors! Just finished my last bag, I am placing a online order for more and going to try the honey too. Yummy!!

2 Thank familyroadtrips14
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

This was just another one of our random stops on the way to Lone Pine. Curiosity got the best of us so we pulled over. It's not just about the jerky as they also carry nuts, dried fruits, bottled condiments and sauces. Free samples, no MSG jerky, and a bench out front made this a colorful rest stop in an... More 

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