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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%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (297 reviews)
“fries” (74 reviews)
“beans” (62 reviews)
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11:00 - 21:00All hours
730 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-5216
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Reviewed yesterday

Touring Tennessee for the first time, my husband and I ate lots of BBQ and fried chicken. I like white meat which can sometimes be dry, but Gus's friend chicken was moist and nicely crispy. Service was excellent.

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Reasonablably priced. Chicken breasts moist and wings good. Fried green tomatoes right off grill! Sweet tea perfectly southern!

Thank Yvonne A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Delicious must try it's really not spicy the cole slaw.really good too we went around 1 and had no wait . We came to Memphis just for this . Hmmmm. Can't wait to come back

Thank elizabeth s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to try Gus's after looking at the best fried chicken reviews in TN. It did not disappoint. I got the two piece white meat breast and wing plate with coleslaw and beans and it was the perfect portion. Will definitely...More

Thank Jadwiga D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All the build up , all the talk and the wait ...BIG waste of time. The chicken was DRY , COLD and bad . My wife's was hot and fresh but non the less dry and covered in a HOT sauce like batter that is...More

Thank Buddy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gus's never disappoints!!! The chicken is exceptional; the service is great. They were adequately able to accommodate my group of 40.

Thank Erical337
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed dining at Gus's, which is one of the legendary restaurants in Memphis. The chicken was excellent. Our review would have been a 5 if the side dishes were better (they were just average). On the other hand, you don't go to Gus's just...More

Thank CNYfan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time in Memphis and this is one of the best fried chicken I've ever had! The baked beans and potato salad was very good as well. I would definitely come back.

Thank Joanne Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Line out the door at noon on a Sunday morning. Worth the wait. First taste of Memphis fried chicken, spicy but savory, crunchy fried to perfection! Potato salad really good, a little sweet, tangy spicy beans, cole slaw not remarkable, but not bad. So glad...More

Thank Macfoodies
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You haven't had fried chicken until you've had Gus's! Chicken is delicious, mac & cheese is tasty, as are the beans. Best sweet tea in town.

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I normally don't eat spicy foods, but this looks great! How spicy is it?
11 November 2015|
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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
US$6 - US$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
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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