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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

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215 S Center St, Collierville, TN 38017-3010
+1 901-853-6005
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Memphis, Tennessee
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131 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Gus's is well - Gus's ... best fried chicken I n the world and pretty good sides to boot. We get it all the time for dinner. Staff is great and I think it's actually better than than what they cook downtown. You can't go wrong here and you will not ever look st fried chicken the same.

Thank 901Reviews
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was in Collierville and want some tasty chicken. Have eaten at Gus's downtown, but never at any of it's outlying locations. So I gave it a try. You don't get the homey felling like downtown, buy the chicken is still awesome. Keep it frying Gus's!

Thank rbinark
Germantown, Tennessee
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249 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were coming back home from Oakland and decided to eat at Gus's in Collierville. We love the chicken. Always very satisfying. I like the light meat. My wife enjoys the dark meat. We were told to sit anywhere in the restaurant. We picked a table and our server quickly took our order. They were busy, but mostly with take... More 

Thank RalphCIII
Akron, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like spicy, this is the best chicken ever. I grew up in Collierville and this is one of my top 5 things I miss since I moved away. Not crazy about the sides, they are very good but nothing special but the chicken makes up for that. Quaint place, will take at least 20 minutes if you get... More 

Thank pcrepes
Kansas City, Missouri
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199 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The fried chicken is very, very good. Be aware, it is spicy and very temperature hot. The service is conscientious and fast and the bathrooms are clean. Cole slaw is not too sweet and the okra is run of the mill deep fried. I would order mashed potatoes and gravy next time. Baked beans are standard accompaniments but you can... More 

Thank John G
Collierville, Tennessee
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

If you like fried chicken with some heat, this is your place. Get some fried pickles or tomatoes to start your honestly south fried experience. Then get some fried rice on the side with your chicken and you're on fire! Chill it off with the Cole slaw and you've experienced Gus'. The staff is friendly but remember there's limited seating... More 

Thank Cvilltrvlr
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

It was a chilly evening with a slight drizzle that made a perfect time to visit this place. Chicken was super and we feel heavy after having that meal that offers 3 pieces in a plate with baked beans, bread and slaw. Sweet Tea was good. We had a great time over here with a variety of Chicken. Thank You... More 

Thank Abraham L
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Gus's is a Memphis icon The fried chicken is spicy but not flaming and it is not greasy. Probably the best chicken this 60 year old has ever tasted The catfish is as good as the chicken

Thank revjpj60
Roswell, Georgia, USA
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Gus's is located in an old house, giving a nice ambience to a simple, family-style meal of fried chicken and fixings. There were 11 of us, so we had two platters of chicken (1 white, 1 dark), mashed potatoes and gravy, turnip greens, slaw, macaroni and cheese, and the usual white bread. Everyone who had room for dessert chose chess... More 

Thank Charcoal1d
Selmer, Tennessee
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We have eaten there numerous times and it is so wonderful and always look forward to the next visit. I highly recommend if you are in Memphis stop and eat. You will not be disappointed. Love love love the food

Thank 1961lulu

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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$ 18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 S Center St, Collierville, TN 38017-3010
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Collierville
  • Phone Number: +1 901-853-6005
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?