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Jack Pirtle Fried Chicken

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1370 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2042
+1 901-726-6086
09:00 - 23:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

First time here. The chicken was fresh and tasty! I had the 2 piece box, plenty to eat. It was just a little too greasy for me.

Thank Chris F
Hudson, New York
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231 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

it ok chicken the other guys its more tender and moist, fair prices, staff a bit cold, I did try the bowl of rice and liver not to bad just a bit over cooked.

Thank tilefish
North Lauderdale, Florida
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Chicken livers were great! Fried chicken came up quick via drive through and were also tasty. Nice biscuits and gravy too. Will stop again for a quick drive through chicken liver pick up.

Thank SpanishNeedle
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146 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Treat yourself to diet-crushing, artery-clogging, fried chicken sandwich with slaw. You will never be the same!

Thank Jimmy G
Memphis, Tennessee
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Jack Pirtle Chicken "It's a Memphis Thang! " (Their logo) and is an ABSOLUTE MUST HAVE!! They also sell burgers, Eric. I have never had anything that was not good from JP!! This goes for ANY of their locations!!! Smiling faces, pleasant employees! Their chicken livers and gravy are to die for!! 😀 The owners are very community involved, and... More 

Thank bettyp723
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

If you want a taste of the real Memphis, Jack Pirtle is official! Chicken, biscuits, fries and the gravy will always satisfy your hunger. Recently tried the steak sandwich for the first time. It was delicious but a but overwhelming for me. The slaw added a nice touch and the flavor was good, it was just bigger than i was... More 

Bonaire, Georgia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We ate at this restaurant while my son was at Lebonheur hospital. He liked the mashed potatoes so much I went back at least 3 times during our trip. The staff is friendly and the service was fast.

Thank Linda D
Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Did you know that Pirtle's chicken is the original Kentucky Fried Chicken recipe? True story. They were in partnership with Col. Sanders at one time and theirs is the original recipe before Kentucky Fried Chicken changed it up and began franchising all over the U.S. and later the whole world. Their chicken is quite delicious, steak sandwich great, and terrific... More 

1 Thank Tom G
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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110 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

this restaurant is in a dangerous part of memphis. beware of the beggars. the food is usually good and the service is usually good.

Thank charliec125
Memphis, Tennessee
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Jack Pirtle's Fried Chicken is a Memphis Institution that has been in business since the 1950's, and to put it simply, the food is outstanding. Some of the items served may seem odd to those unfamiliar with Pirtle's way of doing things, like a steak sandwich served on a hamburger bun with gravy and coleslaw. While this combination tends to... More 

1 Thank Jonathan S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1370 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-2042
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-726-6086

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?