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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%
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“fried chicken” (310 reviews)
“beans” (66 reviews)
“fries” (73 reviews)
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730 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-5216
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is busy around meal times so the key is to sit at the bar. Service is much quicker. Fried pickles, chicken and a 40 of beer. It’s really good!

Thank mel b
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

The best original spicy chicken I’ve had in ages. Forget Nashville Hot. Gus’s is a Memphis thing. Delicious Hot and super tasty.

Thank Lenny B
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Trust me, this was the best fried chicken I have ever had anywhere. Fried, with a crispy skin - so well done that it almost seemed "non-fatty" (not really, but darn close! The chicken was tasty and moist, and just a tad spicy. The sides...More

Thank Anbrugo
Reviewed 12 March 2018

This place gets lots of hype, so I was slightly skeptical. Thankfully we got there a little early (11:30ish) and beat the crowds. It was really good and worth it!

Thank Jeanne P
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Service was awesome and so was the food! We had to wait about 5 minutes to get a table but we were in there for only and hour!

Thank C6645HUrobertg
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Fresh chicken , never frozen , friendly staff , little pricey but worth every penny ! Great family atmosphere , collard greens are excellent .

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 22 February 2018

The chicken was good. Sides were okay. Tried the Fried Green Tomatoes, but decided that they were tasty, but definitely not worth the money. Service was fast and friendly. On our way to Memphis we stopped at a Lee's Famous Recipe Fried Chicken and we...More

Thank Laurie T
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Literally the best fried chicken. This place is small and to the point. They don't have a lot of options on the menu, so If you don't like fried chicken you probably should pass.

Thank MrsRRP
Reviewed 29 December 2017

This chicken is great for many because it is spicy but it is dry inside crust. I prefer a more juicy chicken and do no want mouth to burn after eating. This is worth a try for most but do no want again. For me,...More

Thank Yvonne109E
Reviewed 24 December 2017

I don't get to Memphis often but when I do, I make a beeline to Gus's chicken. Once again I was coming thru town, got of the expressway and went out of my way get to their location. FANTASTIC chicken! Can't wait to go back.

Thank elindoo
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10 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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