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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

310 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103
+1 901-527-4877
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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310 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

At first it took a while for a wait staffer to notice us. The chicken was delicious and had a slight "kick" to it. Nothing over powering just enough to make your lips a little warm. The baked beans were seasoned well. Coleslaw wasn't anything...More

Thank Robbie R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was the best fried chicken I have ever had the sides were great also worth the wait great atmosphere

Reviewed 2 days ago

My daughter and I arrived at 10:50 a.m. this morning (Saturday) to get a to go order while on our trip. We were third in line at the take out desk. The first woman was treated like dirt, the second woman in line was eventually...More

Thank DPDavenport
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Seriously , they will laugh at you. Their hot is such a good hot though and boy, they define crispy. Treat yourself.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I called several weeks in advance to make a reservation for a large group of people, and they took it without hesitation. They called me 30 minutes before the reservation to reconfirm. This place is not very big. We easily took up 1/3 of the...More

Thank sandmcd
Reviewed 5 days ago

I'm not a big fan of chicken or fried foods. That said, I am scheming of ways to get back to Memphis just so I can have some more of this deliciousness. This chicken was perfectly seasoned - spicy without being hot, flavorful without being...More

Thank offandabout
Reviewed 5 days ago

We go thru Memphis when we travel to Bristol and believe me, stop by here and get You a Whole box of Chicken for the Road, eat it on the Road and make sure you have a load of Napkins and some wet wipes as...More

Thank deandavis29
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I made a stop here while road tripping through. The food was delicious, we ordered to go, as we had places to be, but it was a pretty short wait even though it was crowded and so worth the stop. If we...More

Thank Beth P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Based on TripAdvisor's ratings we went here. Again TripAdvisor did not let us down. This is a wonderful place to eat.

Thank 1chevy
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were told to come to Gus's for authentic, not too hot, fried chicken. The place has a line up......but go in and give them your name. It's worth it. It's not fancy and the plates are paper...but it's worth it.

Thank S549
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Probably between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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: 310 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-527-4877
At Gus's we're all about the food! Gus's restaurants are low-key with a southern flare where you will hear soulful classics emitting from the jukebox. Many people call Gus's a "blues-infused southern eatery." At Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken we focus on the chicken! We begin by using quality chicken which is treated to our special preparation techniques before being marinated in our proprietary batter. Once it's properly fried to a crisp golden-brown, we serve it up with a plate full of southern inspired sides and a cold beer or sweet tea. The result? Customers line up at our door before we're even open!
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