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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” (312 reviews)
“beans” (66 reviews)
“fries” (73 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
730 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-5216
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Met a friend for lunch. Folks waiting in the heat outside was a good indication that the food was worth waiting for. I had a chicken breast (gave the wing to my friend) with beans and mac and cheese. The food was awesome, the price...More

Thank TheSuze12
Reviewed 1 week ago

We usually patron the downtown location, but was not near there this trip. We decided to give this location a try. It was not very crowded, and the chicken was fantastic. I love their potato salad.

Thank jcreid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had dinner there last week. We were greeted quickly and seated immediately. I ordered the 4 piece chicken strips with Mac and cheese and slaw. Tea to drink. My wife had the 2 piece dark meat chicken with beans and slaw....More

Thank RalphCIII
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fried chicken is very unique like no other as it is well marinated and spicy. It is crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. Very tasty and reasonably priced eg. a half chicken ie. breast,leg, thigh,wing $11.65. 2 piece thigh,leg...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having seen a Food Channel episode on Gus’s World Famous Hot & Spicy Fried Chicken, and given several recommendations, I just had to try Gus’s Fried Chicken during our most recent visit to Memphis. It was fine, but I guess we had unreasonably high expectations....More

Thank FJGonzalezG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So you have to go to any Gus's anytime you feel a need for fried chicken....for me that's once every week or two but unfortunately I don't live near a Gus's....my daughter does. The only reason I couldn't go 5 stars was the sides. They...More

Thank Wineaux504
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like the set up of the restaurant. The chicken is excellent and side dishes are very good, too. This is my second time at Gus and I can't complain.

Thank Velbet
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

We were thrilled that there wasn't a line. We walked right in, our timing was perfect for a Saturday evening. The service was fast and friendly. They have a good selection of sides. The chicken arrived hot and was filled with flavor. After a few...More

Thank SoCal16
Reviewed 17 May 2018

My family visited here for lunch last week. We ordered the 8 piece family meal along with a large macaroni and a small order of greens. The chicken was probably the best fried chicken I have ever had. It was crispy on the outside and...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Outstanding! First time at Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken was a heavenly experience. It lives up to the reputation. Period. The food and customer service were fantastic.

Thank Bluetorasan
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11 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 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: 730 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-5216
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-767-2323
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