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“Great, just a 1/2 notch below Memphis ”

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
Ranked #46 of 1,249 Restaurants in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 8 - USD 12
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Great tasting chicken!
I ate at the original in Memphis a few years ago and was hoping that now there are 11 restaurants in the chain, they were all as good as Memphis.
The white meat did not drip juices, like the chicken at the original in Memphis, but the taste was the same and all the sides and desserts are here.
I could see it getting noisy when it is crowded, as there are a lot of corrugated steel panels, and no acoustic tiles on the ceiling. Not too crowded for lunch though.
This chicken is worth the ride if you are in Knoxville.

Thank Rob D
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Years ago we had this great fried chicken at the original Gus's in Memphis. I was a little hesitant to try it at a franchise, not that they have gone that route. But lo and behold, it was just as good here in Knoxville. Delicious.

Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Benn here before, but this place is the best for spicy, crispy, not greasy fried chicken, done to order! They know how to cook their fries too!! Crispy, not greasy, with a snap when you bite into them! No greasy fries here!! Huge variety of sides, and chicken choices from fingers to wings, to breasts, legs and thighs for your enjoyment! The 8 pc. with large fries will feed 3-4 depending on your appetites!! Chicken is even good cold the next day! Friendly staff. Clean too!!!

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Thank dknoye
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Food is really tasty here. Everything is good but noise, shew, it’s like being in a washing machine. I would only go back for to go orders. It’s that distracting! Yes atmosphere is part of the experience. This is the worst and why only 3 stars

Thank JoeKnoxville_TN
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Always a pleasure to come here. Very friendly staff great chicken and outstanding fried catfish. I have never had bad service or food here
They rock!

Thank 87daled
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