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.
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.
Gus’s 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 hot 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.
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.
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 RESTAURANT LOCATIONS
|ATLANTA, GEORGIA||231 Peachtree Street NE|
|AUSTIN, TEXAS||117 San Jacinto|
|BARTLETT, TENNESSEE||2943 North Germantown Road|
|BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA||2201 2nd Ave S|
|BURBANK, CALIFORNIA||509 S. Glenoaks Boulevard|
|CHAMBLEE, GEORGIA||5486 Peachtree Road|
|CHICAGO, ILLINOIS||847 West Fulton Market|
|CHICAGO, ILLINOIS||401 N State Street|
|COLLIERVILLE, TENNESSEE||215 S Center Street|
|DETROIT, MICHIGAN||4101 Third Street|
|EAST MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE||730 S Mendenhall Road|
|FORT WORTH, TEXAS||1067 W Magnolia Avenue|
|GREENBELT COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND||5810 Greenbelt Roa|
|HOUSTON, TEXAS||1815 Washington Avenue|
|KANSAS CITY, KANSAS||2816 W 47th Avenue|
|KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE||3101 Sutherland Avenue|
|LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY||321 E Vine Street|
|LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS||300 President Clinton Avenue|
|LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA||2580 Long Beach Boulevard|
|LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA||1262 Crenshaw Boulevard|
|MASON, TENNESSEE||505 US-70|
|MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE||310 S Front Street|
|NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA||308 S Diamond Street|
|OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI||1309 N Lamar Boulevard|
|ROYAL OAK, MICHIGAN||31105 Woodward Avenue|
|SANDY SPRINGS, GEORGIA||6518 Roswell Road|
|SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA||102 N Sycamore Street|
|SOUTHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI||787 Goodman Rd E|
|ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI||7434 Manchester Road|
|WESTLAND, MICHIGAN||35505 Ford Road|