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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried chicken” (314 reviews)
“beans” (65 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (37 reviews)
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11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
730 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-5216
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Literally the best fried chicken. This place is small and to the point. They don't have a lot of options on the menu, so If you don't like fried chicken you probably should pass.

Thank MrsRRP
Reviewed 29 December 2017

This chicken is great for many because it is spicy but it is dry inside crust. I prefer a more juicy chicken and do no want mouth to burn after eating. This is worth a try for most but do no want again. For me,...More

Thank Yvonne109E
Reviewed 25 December 2017

I don't get to Memphis often but when I do, I make a beeline to Gus's chicken. Once again I was coming thru town, got of the expressway and went out of my way get to their location. FANTASTIC chicken! Can't wait to go back.

Thank elindoo
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Very simple menu, chicken ! This location to me is the best one. They have a good staff , and of coarse the best fried chicken in town !

Thank MrsRRP
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I don't usually like spicy chicken but this is so perfectly seasoned and fried. The coleslaw is the perfect accompaniment to cool any heat from the chicken. I will always stop here when I'm in Memphis now. The service was amazing! The place was packed...More

Thank tomhF6082CR
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Gus's is some dang good chicken. It is definitely my go to place in Memphis. I am fortunate enough to work right down the street from a gus's location so I am able to attend it for lunch more often. I always get the 2...More

Thank Josh B
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Large. pieces of chicken with an amazingly crisp coating with a slight kick. Absolutely no grease and really moist chicken. Slaw and beans are sweetened to perfection. I make sure to eat here at least once when in Memphis.

Thank Cw98351
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Drover to Gus’s for lunch after landing and checking in to our hotel after seeing online reviews as well as receiving a resounding endorsement from the front desk clerk. You might pass by the place as it’s slightly unassuming except for the large sign and...More

Thank Staecy A
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Worst chicken ever, in Memphis anyway. I first ate it in Mason Tennessee where it started. The chicken was good then but it is expanded the chicken got worse. Much better Chicken in Memphis in several places.

Thank Gene M
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Probably the best fried pickles I have ever had. The chicken was just okay. Their sides were just okay as well.

Thank S H
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11 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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
USD 6 - USD 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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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