Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken in Memphis, Tennessee

When I mentioned on Instagram that I was hitting up Memphis for food, one particular restaurant got mentioned more than the rest, Gus’s Fried Chicken.

Usually, I would first assume that the place in question is a tourist trap.

After investigating a bit, it appeared that Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is the real deal.

There was only one way to test that theory, eat then speak so I did.

Basket with Fried Pickles
Fried Pickle Chips

The fried pickles arrived first and are worth ordering.

I was popping those like they were going out of style.

The fried green tomatoes didn’t do anything for me, but then again, I’m not a giant tomato fan.

Five Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes

FRIED CHICKEN TIME

I probably should have chosen better sides, but they did their job.

The fries were a little on the salty side.

Now onto one of the new loves of my life, Gus’s Fried Chicken.

The chicken is fried fresh.

It had not been sitting around that’s for sure.

It was still steaming when it arrived, and it was a battle just to control myself from attacking.

I dove in, once a reasonable period (at least in my mind) of cooling had passed.

Fried Chicken Platter with Fries and Mac & Cheese
Fried Chicken with Fries and Mac & Cheese
Fried Chicken Pieces
Fried Chicken Closeup

I went the two chicken breast and one 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, this fried chicken is spicy, which made it that much better.

DESSERT TIME

Fried Apple Pie Empanada with Vanilla Ice Cream
Fried Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream

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 sweet, flaky apple pie with a good grade vanilla ice cream on it.

Gus’s Fried Chicken will be my first stop on any trip to Memphis, plus it’s good to know that they’ve got locations all over.

GUS’S FRIED CHICKEN LOCATIONS

ATLANTA, GEORGIA231 Peachtree Street NE
AUSTIN, TEXAS117 San Jacinto
BARTLETT, TENNESSEE2943 North Germantown Road
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA2201 2nd Ave S
BURBANK, CALIFORNIA509 S. Glenoaks Boulevard
CHAMBLEE, GEORGIA5486 Peachtree Road
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS847 West Fulton Market
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS401 N State Street
COLLIERVILLE, TENNESSEE215 S Center Street
DETROIT, MICHIGAN4101 Third Street
EAST MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE730 S Mendenhall Road
FORT WORTH, TEXAS1067 W Magnolia Avenue
GREENBELT COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND5810 Greenbelt Roa
HOUSTON, TEXAS1815 Washington Avenue
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS2816 W 47th Avenue
KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE3101 Sutherland Avenue
LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY321 E Vine Street
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS300 President Clinton Avenue
LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA2580 Long Beach Boulevard
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA1262 Crenshaw Boulevard
MASON, TENNESSEE505 US-70
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE310 S Front Street
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA308 S Diamond Street
OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI1309 N Lamar Boulevard
ROYAL OAK, MICHIGAN31105 Woodward Avenue
SANDY SPRINGS, GEORGIA6518 Roswell Road
SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA102 N Sycamore Street
SOUTHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI787 Goodman Rd E
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI7434 Manchester Road
WESTLAND, MICHIGAN35505 Ford Road

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