Checkered tablecloths, paper plates, plastic cutlery—Gus's is nothing fancy, but it is a legend. Tens of thousands make the annual pilgrimage to this roadside shack with roots going back to the 1950s, primarily for the spicy-battered chicken but also for the baked beans, cole slaw, fries, and pies that accompany it (there are no meat options aside from poultry). The service is friendly but slow, so don't go here when you're in a rush. Gus's now has outposts in Collierville, Nashville, Arkansas, and Texas.
Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
310 S. Front St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Hours Daily 11am–9pm Phone 901/527-4877 Prices Main courses $6–$9 Cuisine Type American, Southern Web site Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
Map310 S. Front St. Memphis
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