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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

310 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103-4112
+1 901-527-4877
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried chicken” (1,373 reviews)
“coconut pie” (61 reviews)
“beans” (259 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
310 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103-4112
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Reviewed yesterday

Whether drunk or sober, hangin with family or working on a case, this place is perfect spot to grab a quick, delicious meal. spicy and hot fried chicken. Not greasy, but crispy and tasty coating. worth a trip down the street if you are hanging...More

Thank khonkaen
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Travel to Memphis from time to time for business, 2nd trip to this Gus’s Restaurant. Old school atmosphere, no reservations. The very best fried chicken I have ever eaten and the fixings is are nearly as delicious! Recommend you get a side of fried okra....More

Thank Bob0360
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We’ve tried a lot of “southern” specialities while in Memphis...but this is a treat you shouldn’t miss. This is an ultra casual joint, but you’re here for the fried chicken - not the decor. The rest of the menu items we had were ok.....but honestly,...More

Thank hlftraveler
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Locals suggested Gus's Fried Chicken for lunch. I did a quick Google review showing nothing but excellent reviews. I ordered chicken wings and beer. $5.00 40.oz miller light (nice and cold) and $3.90 for the wings. Perfectly fried wings with a great flavor. Definitely worth...More

Thank Victor F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My friend and I were driving through Memphis and Gus’s was a must try. The fried chicken was slightly spicy and perfectly prepared. Sides were all good and came promptly. Service was friendly and accurate. We had to wait 30 min on a Sunday at...More

Thank clm-OKC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I are in Memphis for a week, and this place was on my to go list. On the outside looking in, it looks like a hole in the wall, but this place is amazing. The service was great, and the food was...More

Thank RJackson0414
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My friend and I stopped here for lunch on our way through Memphis based on a recommendation I got off of the website, we were not disappointed there was a line outside the door so we only waited for about 30 minutes and it was...More

Thank Explore650498
Reviewed 5 days ago

When I read that this place was serving best chicken ever, I though "hmm" but I was intrigued. Now I'm a believer - it's the best fried chicken I've ever had! And the fried green tomatoes were amazing as well. I wish I lived closer...More

Thank Dot_and_Andy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Noticed this was #2 on trip advisor and had to try it. This was simply fried chicken you will always be #1 and you will compare every other fried chicken you taste with. We received great service and last bed the no nonsense atmosphere with...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not only was the food delicious but the staff were so friendly and helpful. Very good food for everyone. Would eat there again.

Thank 22Farmers
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21 September 2018|
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Response from Michele R | Reviewed this property |
The chicken was pretty spicy for my husband but everything else was perfectly seasoned
11 March 2018|
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Response from emercere | Reviewed this property |
They don’t make reservations; 1st come 1st served
24 December 2017|
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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 38103-4112
  • 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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