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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

Southern/Down-Home | $$

117 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, 78701
512/474-4877
Hours: Sun.-Thu., 11am-9pm; Fri.-Sat., 11am-10pm
As the first Texas outlet of a famous Memphis fried-chicken chain, this newcomer comes in strong. The simple menu includes chicken by the plate or individual piece. Plates come with a choice of two or three pieces: white, dark, or the "half chicken" option – one piece of each. Plates come with baked beans and slaw, but substitutions are allowed for 50 cents extra. Start with a couple of cans of Austin Beer Works brew and a plate of the best fried green tomatoes ever.

chronicle reviews

  • Gus or Bust

    Spicy, fried Memphis deliciousness – just hold the Styrofoam, huh?

    Claudia Alarcón, 2014-03-20

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