Gus’s World Famous Hot & Spicy Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken Joint and Southern / Soul Food Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Memphis, Memphis
  • Brittney
    "Fried Green Tomatoes and a sweet tea are a must, too!"(13 Tips)
    Brian M.
    "Obviously get the fried chicken, and try the fried pickles too"(10 Tips)
    Larry G.
    "Try the Old Fashioned Coconut Pie - Nice and sweet"(3 Tips)
    Brad C.
    "Best fried chicken in Memphis..."(2 Tips)
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  • fried green tomatoes
  • authentic
  • fried pickles
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  • Tony
    TonyOctober 9
    The best fried chicken!
  • Erin K.
    Erin KlingbergSeptember 22
    Delicious chicken with some free entertainment with singing coming from the kitchen! :) 20 piece family chicken deal with sides easily fed 7 people plus leftovers!
  • PureWow
    PureWowSeptember 9
    Perhaps the quintessential American fried chicken--juicy on the inside, crispy and salty on the outside, served with a side of slaw and baked beans on a gingham tablecloth. Read more
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah McCarthySeptember 5
    Chicken of course was great... And spicy.
  • Christopher M.
    The chicken
  • Walt F.
    Great fried chicken
  • Kathy M.
    Exactly as advertised - Hot, Spicy, & juicy fried chicken. The fried chicken plates come with coleslaw & beans, but can swap for other sides
  • Me M.
    Me MeJuly 24
    Very good Chicken...spicy but great food....fried pickles are awesome!
  • Shavonne
    ShavonneJuly 16
    Mmm mmmmm fried chicken 😋. Friendly staff, good sides and decent beer selection too.
  • Cassandra C.
    Fried chicken and coleslaw was amazing!
  • Bill C.
    There is no better fried chicken and as far as the rest of the Gus' locations, to me this is the best.
  • Brian M.
    Brian McGJune 5
    A must have while visiting Memphis. Obviously get the fried chicken, and try the fried pickles too
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley M.May 27
    Make sure you have plenty of sweet tea in your glass when the food comes - the seasoning in the chicken makes you thirsty!
  • Bina W.
    Bina WadeMay 24
    This is absolutely the best fried chicken that I have ever tasted!!
  • Jeff M.
    Best fried chicken I have ever had. Sorry Grama.
  • Melanie M.
    Melanie MaysApril 10
  • Bryan D.
    Chicken obviously...absolutely amazing
  • Kellee A.
    Awesome Chicken! Great coconut pie! Everything was soooo good!
  • マリオ
    マリオMarch 22
    Been here 5+ times
    Seasoning on the fried chicken is perfect. Food this good; no place for self-control
  • Plwm B.
    Plwm BwmMarch 13
    Amazing fried chicken. Try the chess pie too
  • Mr M.
    Mr MaggioMarch 5
    Best fried spicy chicken ever
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KennedyFebruary 13
    The fried chicken is world class, but don't miss the fried pickles too. Can't visit Memphis without going here.
  • Lee Ann Y.
    Lee Ann YoungJanuary 27
    That fried chicken is amazing!
  • Kelz H.
    Kelz HornDecember 26, 2015
    Best fried chicken I've ever had. Great fried pickles as well!
  • Larry B.
    Larry BryantDecember 7, 2015
    One of the best chicken joints in the city. The chicken is so phenomenal that you'll wanna come back
  • Dan T.
    Dan TorresNovember 2, 2015
    Make sure to get some mac and cheese to go with your fried chicken.
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CrawfordSeptember 29, 2015
    All I had was the chicken and it was flavored down to the bone!
  • Lynessa S.
    Lynessa SmithAugust 11, 2015
    Fried green tomatoes are pretty good! But the chicken is the BEST!
  • Mashall M.
    Mashall MominJuly 27, 2015
    Everything is amazing 😋
  • Whitney S.
    Whitney StameyJuly 22, 2015
    Fried chicken, sweet potato pie, baked beans, cole slaw, sweet tea
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DoyleJuly 18, 2015
    I like the fried green tomatoes..... Chicken was great if you like spicy....I ate it tho...😊
  • Jacqueline K.
    Jacqueline KerbyJuly 17, 2015
    The fried chicken was amazing!
  • Mark M.
    Mark MatkeJuly 8, 2015
    Chicken was fantastic. Glad we went!
  • Candy H.
    Candy HarrowayMay 30, 2015
  • Nate M.
    Nate MarascoMay 12, 2015
    Consistently great Southern fried chicken and good turnip greens. Very reasonably priced.
  • Anu J.
    Anu JayasingheApril 27, 2015
    Best fried chicken I've ever had. Spicy and flavorful all the way through.
  • Janet
    JanetApril 25, 2015
    Chicken was good. Beans were amazing as well as the coconut pie
  • Herb Jackson Jr.
    Herb Jackson Jr.April 5, 2015
    Honestly some of the best fried chicken I've ever had 🐔
  • Shay T.
    Shay T.March 18, 2015
    Mac n cheese is sooo gooey. words can't express the delicious um um great. And the chicken is finger n lip smacking good
  • Elie B.
    Elie BleierMarch 18, 2015
    Such good service and duh: get the chicken. Try fried tomatoes also.
  • Tamara B.
    Tamara BrownMarch 15, 2015
    Delicious chicken- good & spicy! Wait for 2 was 25 mins, but well worth it! Also try the sweet tea and fried green tomatoes.
  • Kelz H.
    Kelz HornMarch 2, 2015
    Best fried chicken I've ever had!
  • Susan D.
    Susan DavisFebruary 21, 2015
    Fried chicken, fries and greens, oh yeah.
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LangstonFebruary 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best fried chicken in the city. Skip the sides, but make sure to save room for a slice of chess pie
  • Steven B.
    Steven BennettJanuary 8, 2015
    Best chicken in Memphis!
  • Maryam M.
    Maryam MalikJanuary 6, 2015
    It's the most delicious fried chicken that I have had in a while . Their fried rice are good too. Can't go wrong with this chicken in Memphis
  • Suzanne E J.
    Suzanne E JonesDecember 28, 2014
    Great chicken!! Nice little kick of spice. The Mac & cheese was amazing!! 20 min wait but well worth it
  • Rodney A.
    Rodney ArdoinDecember 27, 2014
  • Marina
    MarinaDecember 2, 2014
    Fried green tomatoes. Oh my gah.
  • Michæl B.
    Michæl BrettNovember 30, 2014
    Fried green tomatoes to start followed by their famous, and very tasty, fried chicken
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