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UNCLE Lou's Fried Chicken

#22 of 1,217 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
McKellar - Whitehaven-Levi PD
As featured in Best Food in Memphis
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3633 Millbranch Rd, Memphis, TN 38116-4817
+1 901-332-2367
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Columbia, Missouri
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

When in Memphis you have to visit Uncle Lou's Fried Chicken. This was our second visit there. Both times we got to meet Uncle Lou. We went on a Sunday got there at 11:30am. We didn't realize they opened at noon on Sunday. Uncle Lou saw us sitting out there, open up the restaurant where we treated to some good... More 

Thank papajohn72
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

I've read good things about this place and decided to give it a try. I agree with many reviews that the biscuits are great. They are perfect with the hot sauce. I tried both "regular" and "spicy". Both are good. The spices are a mix of Kentucky chicken and hot, peppery Cajun. If you like that kind of flavor, this... More 

1 Thank Swampscott
Batesville, Arkansas
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121 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

Stopped here because it's not too far from our hotel near the airport- good chicken - great price - large portions - friendly staff and funky atmosphere. I would definitely go again!

1 Thank SusanCBM
Memphis, Tennessee
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106 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Had the wings yesterday. I like them "naked" and get the hot sauce for dipping. Very good. The side I chose was the corrupted carrots....they are so good! They are fried and covered in sweet spicy love seasoning. Um, um. Hopefully when you go you'll get to meet Uncle Lou....when you hear his booming voice you know it's him. Uncle... More 

2 Thank NEysa R
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

A hold in the wall kinda place, but their chicken is great! I've had their chicken tenders & their fried chicken both. The mild sauce is a bit spivey for me, but still good. Their honey biscuits are the best!!!

Thank Stephanie L
El Cerrito, California
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Went to this restaurant after hearing about it on Diners, Drive-in and Dives. I went with a large group of over 50 and the staff were excellent. We got our food right away. The fried chicken was moist and had the right amount of crispness. They had more than chicken. Someone in our group had their ribeye sandwich which was... More 

Thank Pamela W
Bryan, Texas
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Well, it was good but I like a little more crust on my chicken. This really didn't have a battered crust at all. But it was still good, just different. Small hole-in-the-wall restaurant in a little strip mall. Also had the fried pickles which are quartered long strips then fried with a batter that doesn't stay on very well but... More 

Thank taminator911
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

We were traveling through Memphis and exited just to eat lunch at Uncle Lou's. We order the big containers of his Corruption seasoning through the mail so stopped to load up and get some lunch. Fried chicken was fabulous as usual, one home style and one with sweet spicy love mild sauce. Hubby said the potato salad was good and... More 

Thank Susan M
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

The service was great! I order the 3 piece white meal with fried okra dipped in the sweet & spicy love sauce hot. The sauce was incredible!! My chicken was dry and they didn't use homemade okra but all in all it was good! The biscuit OMG!! It was delicious! It was heaven get extra biscuits they have like honey... More 

Thank Woodhouse223
West Point
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

My sister recommended this place as opposed to one of the other fried chicken joints in Memphis, so I decided to see what the fuss was about. It is a small restaurant, and I managed to arrive before the lunch crowd. One of the staff handed out menus to those who had arrived and had not visited the place before,... More 

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3633 Millbranch Rd, Memphis, TN 38116-4817
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > McKellar - Whitehaven-Levi PD
  • Neighbourhood: McKellar - Whitehaven-Levi PD
  • Phone Number: +1 901-332-2367

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?