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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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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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310 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had heard the rave reviews so when I noticed a Gus's on my way to the hotel, I stopped for lunch. It was mid afternoon and there was no wait to be seated. The service was quick and friendly. The food was delivered quickly....More

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday afternoon. No wait at all. We started out with fried green tomatoes - yum! Finished with an order of all white meat chicken, slaw and fries. The chicken was the perfect level of spicy, tender and moist - perhaps the best...More

Thank SharonP57
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

With all the reviews I fully expected to be disappointed in Gus’s. My daughter just moved to Memphis and wanted us to experience it during thanksgiving weekend so we went. It was outstanding. I ordered wings and they were crispy and spicy and flavorful. The...More

Thank tripgirlsTexas
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved it , crisp outside , tender and juicy on the inside . Tenders were great too . Service was good .

Thank Germanokigirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Believe the hype. This place has perfectly cooked and seasoned fried chicken. Hands down the best I have ever eaten. Do not miss eating here. The sides are also very good. The service is friendly. You'll be surrounded by locals and tourists alike. Set a...More

Thank Linda4490
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff, great food- a Memphis must-go! Try the honey baked biscuits, the corn, and of course- the chicken. Drink plenty of water because your sodium might go up a little.

Thank Debbie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in on a Tuesday night, and were fortunate enough to get the last table for dinner. The fried chicken was tender and perfectly cooked, and the beans and slaw were really good. Service was very friendly and efficient. Best meal we had in...More

Thank crabbysandy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was in 2010 (Trip Advisor won't let me go that far back to select on date) when I had it and until this day it's the best fried chicken I ever had in my life. It was so juicy and moist. We had real...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here after hearing about the chicken. Everyone in our party agreed the chicken is terrific. The sides are acceptable, but not the five star quality of the chicken. We will come back.

Thank Jo J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was excellent! Don’t be fooled by the long lines, they will get you in and out. Waiter was friendly and the food was awesome! The cole slaw was hands down the best I have ever had. Chicken has a little spice and was cooked...More

Thank NurseEmmy
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Response from Judy P | Reviewed this property |
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Response from livininlouisiana | Reviewed this property |
Probably between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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