Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken – 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, GEORGIA 231 Peachtree Street NE, Suite A-05
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 996-2837
AUSTIN, TEXAS 117 San Jacinto
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-4877
BARTLETT, TENNESSEE 2943 North Germantown Road
Bartlett, TN 38133
(901) 373-9111
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA 2201 2nd Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 538-5337
BURBANK, CALIFORNIA 509 S. Glenoaks Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91502
(747) 231-3990
CHAMBLEE, GEORGIA 5486 Peachtree Rd
Chamblee GA 30341
(770) 557-0839
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 847 West Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-1971
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 401 N State Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 285-2882
COLLIERVILLE, TENNESSEE 215 S Center Street
Collierville, Tennessee 38017
(901) 853-6005
DETROIT, MICHIGAN 4101 Third Street
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 818-0324
EAST MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE 730 S Mendenhall Rd
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 767-2323
FORT WORTH, TEXAS 1067 W Magnolia Ave
Fort Worth TX 76104
(817)927-4693
GREENBELT COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND 5810 Greenbelt Rd
Greenbelt, MD 20770
(240) 965-5821
HOUSTON, TEXAS 1815 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(832) 740-4022
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS 2816 W 47th Ave
Kansas City, KS 66103
(913) 232-7091
KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE 3101 Sutherland Ave
Knoxville TN 37919
(865) 200-5468
LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY 321 E Vine St
Lexington KY 40507
(859) 523-8008
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS 300 President Clinton Ave. Suite D
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 372-2211
LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA 2580 Long Beach Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90806
(562) 276-1819
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 1262 Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 402-0232
MASON, TENNESSEE 505 US-70, Mason, TN 38049 (901) 294-2028
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE 310 S Front St
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 527-4877
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA 308 S Diamond St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 252-4870
OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI 1309 N Lamar Blvd,
Oxford, MS 38655
(662) 638-3420
ROYAL OAK, MICHIGAN 31105 Woodward Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073
(248) 677-4433
SANDY SPRINGS, GEORGIA 6518 Roswell Rd
Sandy Springs GA 30328
(678) 974-2466
SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA 102 N Sycamore St
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(949) 336-3936
SOUTHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI 787 Goodman Rd E
Southaven, MS 38671
(662) 349-2200
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI 7434 Manchester Rd
Maplewood MO 63143
(314) 899-9899
WESTLAND, MICHIGAN 35505 Ford Rd
Westland MI 48185
(734)728-6170

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