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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

9.021 reviews
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Southern / Soul, Chain Restaurant
Ranked #2 in Memphis restaurants
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310 S Front St, Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 527-4877
http://gusfriedchicken.com/downtown-memphis-tennessee-location/
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Internationally famous chicken in South Main Street District,one block west of Main, 2blocks souith of Beale St. Call ahead if you'd like it to go. IUsually a line.

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Jackson, Mississippi, USA

If you're looking for delicious, crispy, addicting fried chicken, look no further than Gus's. Your search is complete.

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Starting out in Mason, Tennessee, this hot and spicy chicken has found worldwide fame. This family recipe has been guarded for over 60 years and after your first bite, you'll understand why. They change the grease on Wednesdays, so the chicken is its spiciest on Tuesday! Also, try their catfish on Monday and Tuesday nights!

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Burns, Kansas, USA

I ate here in Austin. Chicken is good but super greasy. Definitely get the mac n cheese.

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Forbe's Magazine says it's worth jumping out of a plane to get Gus' Chicken. The crust is to die for!

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Portland, Oregon

I love fried chicken, and nobody does it like the South. A local recommended Gus's to us and I wish I could thank them in person. It can get crowded here, but once you sit down and get your plate of chicken and delicious sides (we got the mac and cheese and greens) you'll be in heaven. So good. I've never had chicken like this at prices like this!

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Los Angeles, California

Tasty batter and they fry everything in peanut oil so if you are alergic then this isn't for you but for those that like chicken with a little kick to it and has that tasty crisp. Gus's fried chicken is for you. They charge extra for each side you get if you don't want beans and slaw. You can choose what you want but it adds up the same if you were to order it separately. If you order a drink, they give you a takeout cup that lets you keep that souvenir cup. Come eat some good fried chicken if you ever in the south of Memphis.

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London, UK

Spicy chicken joint in a residential area of downtown Memphis.

To be honest it's a bit like that famous chicken franchise but probably a bit spicier.

Anyway, it's nice enough if you're a fried chicken fan.

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Said to be some of the best fried chicken you will ever eat. Featured on many food channels.

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United States

This is one of the destinations that locals told me to visit if I am looking for something outside of BBQ. it's just off of Main St. in a vacant warehouse area but once you arrive, there will be a line out the door. The chicken came out hot, not to mention spicy as well. Heck, even the fries had a kick to it. Overall, it was a great experience and good southern fried chicken.

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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If you happen to be in Memphis and you like fried chicken, you MUST stop by Gus's. It's a total hole in the wall, which I love. Get there when it opens because it fills up quick. It seems like a favorite place for the locals in the area. Great food, great service, happy tummy!

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San Francisco, California, USA
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If you eat one thing in Memphis, let this be it!

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Local from Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Food is good here but sometimes there is a waiting line to get served

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Best chicken ever

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Oakland, California, USA

World famous for a reason. Come find out for yourself.

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