When I mentioned on Social Media (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram) that I was hitting up Memphis for food, one particular restaurant and their Fried Chicken got mentioned more than the rest, Gus’s. Normally, I would first assume that the place in question is a tourist trap but after investigating some, it appeared that Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is the real deal. There was really only one way to test that theory, eat then speak. And so I did.
The Fried Pickles arrived first and are definitely worth ordering. I was popping those like they were going out of style. The Fried Green Tomatoes didn’t really do anything for me but then again, I’m not a big Tomato fan.
I probably should have chosen better sides but they did their job, fries were a little on the salty side though. Now onto one of the new loves of my life, Gus’s Fried Chicken.
There is no doubt the Chicken was fried to order, it had not been sitting around. It was still steaming when it was placed in front of me and it was a battle just to control myself from attacking. Once a reasonable period (at least in my mind) of cooling had passed I dove in.
I went the two Chicken Breast and 1 Wing route, yes White Meat. I prefer White Meat, sorry but I do. It doesn’t mean I wouldn’t touch Dark Meat as I think it’s great too but given an opportunity to choose, it’s always Breast FTW. One last thing, the Chicken is spicy which made it that much better.
Apple Pie is one of my favorite desserts and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity of a Fried Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream. It was a nice flaky Apple Pie with a good grade Vanilla Ice Cream on it.
This will be my first stop on any trip to Memphis and it’s good to know that they’ve got locations in Arkansas and Texas.
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Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
730 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117