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Gus's Fresh Jerky

580 State Hwy 395, Olancha, CA 93549
+1 760-764-2822
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That's good jerky

Lots of different kinds of jerky, honey, and dried fruit. It wasn't exactly what we were expecting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Winnipeg, Canada
Delicious jerky, so friendly owner

We stopped by at gus's fresh jerky because we read about it on a blog. It was totally worth it... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Maurus B
via mobile
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On the way to Death valley, Mammoth or just on hwy 395? stop by and grab some of Gus's REALLY GOOD Fresh Jerky. Free Samples! try our Cowboy jerky(made tough with black pepper)or try our sweet and spicy (soft, sweet with a gentle kick to it)
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  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible13%
4 days ago
“That's good jerky”
17 May 2017
“Fantastic fond”
580 State Hwy 395, Olancha, CA 93549
+1 760-764-2822
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of different kinds of jerky, honey, and dried fruit. It wasn't exactly what we were expecting but the service was friendly and the chili dried mangos are delicious!

Thank seajaydw
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped by at gus's fresh jerky because we read about it on a blog. It was totally worth it! they not only got fresh jerky but also other delicious sweets like peanut butter nuts and other kinds. They also got different kinds of jerky....More

Thank Maurus B
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Saw this place advertised from maybe 80 miles away and was excited to try it. It only takes cash and is a bit overpriced but the jerky really is great, would stop again if roadtripping that way!

Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

The best so far very delicious. Also price is very reasonable. Wish it was closer to our home in san bernardino cali.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 3 February 2016

On my August 2015 visit to Gus's, the jerky was from an outfit in Washington state. It was good. But, not as good as what Gus's has sold in the past under his own brand.

Thank Robert F B
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Just off 395 in Olancha you'll find Gus' Really Fresh Jerky (and other stuff). I tasted three different types and bought a package of the Cowboy Jerky. Great flavor with a touch of spice. I also purchased some Pistachio nuts, garlic flavor. Also really good....More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Great jerky, especially the hot, spicy ones. Expensive. Very basic sales room along the roadside. A few other food items such as nuts, chips, sodas.

Thank JOM922
Reviewed 29 April 2015

I try the sweet and spicy brisket and now I am a addict of Gus's jerky. All the flavors are excellent and delicious. I recommend all of them. I do not know who made this jerky but he or she is a genius.

Thank Abraham R
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Bought some fresh brisket thinking it would be a nice change. Was way overpriced,sticky and wet. The WORST jerky I have ever tasted. Dogs wouldnt even eat it

Thank none761
Reviewed 15 October 2014

I loves loved loved the jerky it was sooo good especially the hot! They have a big selection to chose and lots of samples I ordered some online and I can't wait for it to arrive!

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