Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken

Chicken Shop, Southern, Comfort Food

308 S Diamond St, New Orleans
(504) 252-4870


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Recent Reviews

Gus's is a lovely place in the CBD with a very kind staff and great food. The chicken isn't like anything else in New Orleans the skin is made with corn starch. The crunch is unmistakable and the juicy center is perfect. As far as sides I love the greens they're not like your mamas but they're worth a try. The fries are always seasoned to perfection. The fried okra is amazing as well. I rarely write reviews but after eating at this location over 20 times the consistency full review
Gus's chicken is unassuming from the outside. It looks like a local hole-in-the-wall that could be hiding the best chicken ever. Inside is nothing fancy either, just a simple open area with simple tables, a counter for orders, drink station, a jukebox, not too much fanfare. Their website however reveals that they are a chain that started in Memphis with locations all over the country. I thought to myself maybe the one here is special because it's New Orleans. Since I'll full review
I took it to go for my family for the first time on Mardi Gras Day 2020. The entire restaurant including their restrooms was very clean. I would have had no problem eating there except for the fact that our hotel (Hilton Gardens) is nearly a block away and Gus's was jammed pack full of customers. Yes, the fried chicken was pricier than competing restaurants and grocery stores, but their chicken is definitely worth their price. The wait time to pick up was equally impressive, full review

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Monday 11AM - 9PM
Tuesday 11AM - 9PM
Wednesday 11AM - 9PM
Thursday 11AM - 9PM
Friday 11AM - 10PM
Saturday 11AM - 10PM
Sunday 11AM - 9PM

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