Found: A Meal at Gus’s

Posted by Holly Whitfield | January 22nd 2010 4264 0

I found another item from the scavenger hunt – a meal at Gus’s Fried Chicken (with the greasy receipt to prove it).

A greasy receipt from Guss World Famous Fried Chicken

A greasy receipt from Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

I’m not sure what I can say about Gus’s that hasn’t already been said. It’s a fairly simple place, and there’s a definite fried theme throughout the menu. Gus’s has a handful of appetizers (most of which are some kind of fried vegetable), three sides (slaw, baked beans, and fries), and chicken.

 A two piece white meat meal from Guss (with an extra side of slaw).

A two piece white meat meal from Gus's (with an extra side of slaw).

Gus’s fried chicken is practically perfect. Under the crispy, greasy skin is tender, juicy meat that’s got more than a hint of spice. Expect to use a huge stack of napkins. The chicken definitely worth the wait (the downtown location is almost always packed with hungry Memphians with greasy fingers).

You can order Gus’s chicken in all sorts of combinations. If you’re alone, I recommend the two-piece white meat meal. If you’re with someone else (or a few someones), you can’t go wrong with ordering an 8 Piece Family Meal and washing it down with some of their ridiculously sweet tea or a 40-ounce beer.

Go There:

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken

310 South Front Street
Memphis, TN 38103

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Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. marjorie5 says:

    Don’t forget the WHITE BREAD!

  2. Tom says:

    southern fried chicken, white bread and SLAW… yummy… I miss MEMPHIS

  3. Kmo says:

    Mmmm…Gus’s…now I’m hungry!

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