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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

Restaurants South Congress
4 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Gus's Fried Chicken Austin
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

This chain’s near-total conquest of the South—it has locations in 15 cities, including Memphis, Oxford and Atlanta—is the first clue that Gus’s “world famous” fried chicken is going to be something special. The second clue comes with that initial bite: A crunchy, well-seasoned crust gives way to moist, tender meat, and you’ll want to reach for drumstick after drumstick. Don’t sleep on Gus’s other menu items, either—the fried okra, fried green tomatoes, and fried pickles are all exemplary, too. 

Venue name: Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
Address: 117 San Jacinto Blvd
Cross street: at E 2nd St
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 11am-9pm; Fri, Sat 11am-10pm
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It's real good. I went to Gus's twice over a three day visit, and I'm still kicking myself for not going back for more. The chicken is impossibly crispy and brings a subtle heat that keeps each bite interesting.