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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 2 days ago via mobile

I arrived at 11:10AM with no reservation and was lucky to get a seat. 5 minutes later it was packed. Food is absolutely amazing, crispy outside and really tender inside. ...unlike KFC or other “world famous chicken” out there. Legs, thigs, beans, mac & cheese......More

Thank David_PRG85
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The fried chicken was delicious. Literally melted in my mouth! Waited about 45 minutes at 5 pm on a Saturday. Also had sweet tea and coconut pie. The prices are insanely cheap. I’ll be thinking of this meal for a long time!

Thank Angela B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Gus’s is iconic spot in Memphis so must visit. The chicken is good but not quite up to the reputation. Try the lunch box, doesn’t have the reputation yet, but ...

Thank BigPicture61
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Always delicious, always good service, always eat too much! Chicken was crunchy to perfection. Slaw and beans always delicious. Best fried chicken IN THE WORLD!

Thank Cw98351
Reviewed 4 days ago

Chicken has a spicy skin and is served on paper plates. This is not an upscale place .. very enjoyable. Reasonably priced. A must do!

Thank frugal-one
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best chicken ever!!! We went after hearing another couple talked about it on our tour, we were hooked and had to go back for a second time before we left!!!

Thank mrsvickismith16
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this location on Saturday 2/10 and got there a little after 11 and the place was packed already. We got seated and by the time it was 12 there was a line out the door already. The hot chicken is the best around!!!...More

Thank Treybutler
Reviewed 1 week ago

I believe this is the best fried chicken I've ever had. Done to perfection with great sides such as beans, cole slaw, and fried okra. We were in Memphis for the International Blues Challenge and it seem everyone we talked to had gone to Gus'....More

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb fried chicken.Great atmosphere, very busy, clearly really popular. Waiting staff very good,variety of good sides .If you're in Memphis you must try this restaurant

Thank Jasper B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gus’s, hands down, has THE best fried chicken in and around Memphis! It’s super crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside with just the right amount of kick!

Thank Ashley N
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Response from VenusRealtor | Reviewed this property |
I do not work there , I was just a guest. I can’t answer that question.
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Response from Treybutler | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
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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

Rating summary
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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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