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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

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730 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-5216
+1 901-767-2323
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Fort Lauderdale, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gus's rich history in the Memphis area brings us back every time. We have eaten at the original out in Mason, TN. So we have great memories when we eat Gus's chicken. The recipe has remained true to the original. When we come to Memphis we always have some.

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Thank Ronald S
Syracuse
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to try southern fried chicken here in Memphis. Unfortunately this fried chicken was over cooked, dry and the color, taste indicated that the fryer oil was old.

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Thank Leilani B
Memphis, Tennessee
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always knew about Gus', even from its humble origins in nearby Mason, TN, but just never got around to trying its "World Famous Fried Chicken"! A couple of Saturdays ago, on a lark, I recalled another patron who spoke highly of its fried green tomatoes which left me hankering for some in the middle of winter. I appeared and... More 

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Thank rlayneh
Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoy Gus' at least twice a month. The chicken is always prepared fresh to order. Crispy, well seasoned (some say spicy I say just right!) and moist. My favorite sides are the beans and potato salad. Because we normally call in our order we're rarely disappointed by the service or the quality of the food. Dining in is great... More 

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Thank Lesa B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's was soooo big but we managed to finish it, just! Was very busy, parked around the corner. Nothin like this in uk, it was an experience with great atmosphere.

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Thank James D
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely One of the best chicken places in the world . The chicken has a slightly spicy breading that is unique and delicious. It is not at all greasy. Parking is a disaster for a very good reason. There are A huge amount of leovals. There is only one handicap parking space but whatever The hassle it is worth it.... More 

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Thank Joe R
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered chicken for 8 people to pick up. The order was prompt as was the service. The chicken was hot, spicy and juicy. I'll be back!

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Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had not been to Gus's in years so I thought I would stop by on my way through town and pick up a family pack. I got the 12 piece with slaw and beans and white bread--I think it was $32. This chicken has just a little bit of spicy heat and you can get the hot sauce with... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we walked in, we know it would be good. Lots of local people and the place was packed. The chicken is a bit spicy, but I loved it. We also tried the fried green tomatoes and okra, Delish!

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Thank Chanda S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is the best fried chicken I've ever had. I am from Texas, but this stuff is better than Chicken Express, Grandy's and KFC combined. Nothing is better that I've had- even Babes in Roanoke. A must for all visitors who love food!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 12
Cuisine
American
Meals
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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?