Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

310 S Front St, Memphis, Tennessee 38103 USA

3,087 Reviews
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Open Now
Sun 11a-9p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Wifi
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“World famous for a reason”

In a tiny little town east of Memphis, not 10 yards off the main drag, sits a roadside shack with a broken-down sign and a packed parking lot. After almost 60 years in business, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is more of a tradition than a location, more an identity than a restaurant. The original location has spawned a chain of successful Memphis franchises. Even in today’s rocky economy, lil’ ol’ Gus’s is “too big to fail” among local lovers of this local icon.Regular patrons are fond of saying that Gus’s “is not fast food.” Be prepared to wait, or call ahead with your order. Whether you eat at the original family business out in Mason or one of the Memphis franchises, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken has the style and attitude of an old-school, blues-infused southern eatery. Wait your turn, pay your money, stay out of the way, make yourself at home. Do your time, and your reward will be a spectacular specimen of southern fried chicken glory.

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Jon L.

So I had the knock off franchise version of this in Phoenix and I remarked that I had it in Phoenix but since all Phoenix food is terrible I assume the Memphis one is better. Friends it was like... Read more

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Alethea M.

Best hamburger I've had in ages! All the right ingredients. Good for lunch or dinner. The fries top it off! Read more

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All IN L.

The food is great as well as the service and I will be back every other week so keep the chicken hot and juicy please lol thanks Read more

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

310 S Front St
Memphis, Tennessee
38103 USA

Hours

Open now until 9:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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Does not take
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Dine In
  • Takeout
  • Breakfast
  • Waitstaff
  • Drive Through
  • Outdoor Seating
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