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Travellers' Choice2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best crispy chicken ever. Moist inside with a very pleasing crunch. Just the right hit of spice. Be prepared for a wait, it can be very busy and chaotic.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good. Mac and cheese was awesome. Wait is long if dining in. Service was great. I would recommend to visit at least once.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was great chicken but had to wait over an hour. Was so busy, our waitress had a hard time hearing my drink order, then forgot. Still worth it.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 March 2024 via mobile

As the name suggests, this is the world best fried chicken. We could not believe how juicy and tender the meat was that we came back a second night in a row!! We had both the dark and white meat and my gosh it was...good. Juicy at every bite and full of flavour. The burger was not that great so we wouldn’t get that again. The Mac n cheese was really good. We loved the fried green tomatoes!! So good!!! The pies were okay but we wouldn’t get again. Overall the chicken was the star.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 March 2024

Not the Gus's it once was. I have been a supporter of Gus's since 1988 and have raved, promoted, and endorsed it as the "Best Fried Chicken On The Planet". Not anymore! Over the past two or three years (since franchising the brand) I have...consistently received chicken, at locations in Memphis, St. Louis, Houston, Austin, and New Orleans, that was not freshly-fried-to-order as promised. In spite of requesting that my order be fried fresh and that I didn't mind waiting 25 minutes for it to be prepared, my order comes out in about 10 minutes and, from the temperature and moistness, it has been evident that it was fried ahead of time. Additionally, the last order I had included thighs that were, literally, three inches long - the smallest I ever had. Finally, I decided to bring my experiences to the attention of the CEO of Gus's by writing a letter (yes, I write letters) explaining my disappointment and frustration with their product. NO RESPONSE. I then sent a second letter to the CEO, reiterating my disappointment in the product and, now, in not receiving any response to or acknowledgement of the first letter to her. NO RESPONSE. Once again, I wrote yet another letter to which there has been NO RESPONSE. At this point, I have not intention of patronizing any Gus's in the future. It is evident that corporate leadership is not interested in addressing some thing as critical as quality control as it pertains to delivering on the promise made to the public. Try it for yourself. It really IS great chicken if prepared to order and not left to dry out. Personally, I no longer recommend spending the time or money to find out if it will come out right "this time".More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

Great fried chicken! Thought prices were extremely reasonable. Service was extremely quick. Definitely worth a visit when in Memphis!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 29 February 2024 via mobile

The chicken and the sides was delicious. Not at all greasy and just a little bit of spice. Very at home feeling with really sweet servers!!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 February 2024

Inflation has gone down and the price this restaurant charges for 4 pieces of chicken is way too moo much money.4pieces of chicken cost 25.00 they obviously have no regard for the customers they serve hard earned money is hard to come by?they think we...have money to pour Didn't bother to see what feeding a family of 4 would be like.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 22 February 2024 via mobile

Family was recently in Memphis for my grandsons karate tournament and while looking for someplace close by to eat I ran across Gus'. We gave it a try and loved it. Being from NC, we love fried chicken and with the extra spice and kick...in Gus's chicken, it was some of the best I have had lately. The place is small and dated with no frills dining but the chicken is clearly the star here and we would definitely enjoy eating here again if back in the area.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 February 2024 via mobile

Arrived a bit before noon on a Sunday. Had to wait about 15 minutes for a table. That’s how popular this place is— and with good reason. Everything was excellent. Very casual environment. Very simple menu. But very well done. Best fried chicken ever.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 February 2024

Probably the very best fried chicken I’ve ever had. Had read a review and asked some locals and they all encouraged us to go. Took a minute for it to come out but that’s because they fry it perfectly. The shin was so crispy and...the inside so juicy. All the sides were great.Had the chocolate chess pie and am still dreaming about it!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 January 2024 via mobile

The fried chicken was very juicy and was cooked to perfection. The sides of beans and slaw were delicious. Definitely, try the chocolate chess pie for dessert. It was outstanding. In a Monday night at 8:00 pm with snow, the place was packed.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

It’s a nice little chicken place. Food was good. There use to be a free parking lot next door. Now you have to pay.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024 via mobile

Absolutely the best fried chicken you will ever taste, superb staff who are so very welcoming. This was our second visit, a bit out of the main drag but a 'must' for great food

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

We heard about Gus's Famous Fried Chicken. It did not disappoint. We loved the staff and the atmosphere. The chicken was so good. All the sides were good also. Very reasonable price. Do not miss !!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Response from ront68 | Reviewed this property |
Do not know. There was parking next to building but I walked from downtown.
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19 December 2019|
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Response from Phil A | Reviewed this property |
You can choose dark or white chicken or a mix of both Leg or breast or mix of both really depends on your taste These sides are all good especially the Mac and cheese
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Response from 1hairguru | Reviewed this property |
Gus’s has 26 locations in 12 states and yes they are in Atlanta. This information is from their website.
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GUS'S WORLD FAMOUS FRIED CHICKEN, Memphis - 310 S Front St, Downtown - Menu & Prices

Frequently Asked Questions about Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

Yes, Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken offers takeaway services.

Yes, Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4