Hours

Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 AM–9:00 PM

Fri–Sat 11:00 AM–10:00 PM

About Gus’s World Famous Hot & Spicy Fried Chicken

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!...


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Tips for Gus’s World Famous Hot & Spicy Fried Chicken

Get the chicken!

- Christiana Leibovich

Gus's secretly spiced fried chicken is truly world famous. --Adam Richman, Man v Food

- Travel Channel

Definitely a contender for the best chicken in Memphis. Get the fried green tomatoes as well.

- The Commercial Appeal

Get the 3 piece dark meat. Win.

- Blake Palmer

Crispy and juicy chicken. try it

- Melissa Sawyer

Best chicken in Memphis

- Chataka Robertson

The best fried chicken I have ever had. Do not leave Memphis without stopping at Gus' s for some fried chicken. You will not be disappointed.

- David Bray

Thighs provide the best skin-to-meat ratio. Just order you up 3.4,6, or 8 thighs. The best

- Turley Muller

if there is a line- WAIT. It's worth it. Hands down, it's some of the best fried chicken I've ever had. Definitely worth the wait.

- juli

Best fried chicken anywhere. World famous no lie.

- Carrie Brown-Smith

Try out the 3-piece dark and a fried green tomato as an appetizer. A downtown Memphis staple.

- The Commercial Appeal

Go at 11 if you want immediate lunch seating. It's packed & people waiting by 11:30 every day. Busiest weekday is Friday.

- Trisha Gurley

Gus’s World Famous Hot & Spicy Fried Chicken

Best. Chicken. Ever.

- Dan Holmes

This is some of the best fried chicken I have ever eaten. If there's a line (and usually there is), order yourself a beer and hang outside. You'll work up a huge appetite!

- Vivek Surti

Oh baby southern fried chicken

- Lindsay

Best fried chicken in TN. Had one of the meatiest chicken breasts I've ever seen. Fried Green Tomatoes and a sweet tea are a must, too!

- Brittney

The chicken's a little spicy so get some of their awesome sweet iced tea to wash it down.

- Geek Noire

Love the three piece dark! I substitute potato salad for the slaw! Sweet tea is truly the Southern House Wine!

- Robin Reeves

Returning customer:) Gus's is one of my favorite places to eat. So today I am ordering a three piece wing platter which comes with beans and slaw.

- Jacqui Green

You must try the fried green tomatoes!!!

- Precious S

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