Well that was certainly fast. Less than a month after announcing its arrival to greater Los Angeles, it seems that Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is currently frying along Crenshaw and Pico.
Yelpers have been all over the place since they soft opened, dropping a full five stars and letting everyone know the sign is up and things are happening inside. What, exactly is going on? Just some of the South’s most famous fried chicken, served spicy (not to be confused with Nashville hot chicken, mind you) and in large quantities. There are sides like fried okra and mac & cheese of course, but the focus here is on fried yardbird — especially if you opt for the blowout meal and do a 20-piece dinner with friends for $60.
The brick walled space inside is as cozy and comfortable as the famous downtown Memphis location, with blues art and TVs hung from the walls. Tables are covered in checkered cloth, and there’s room for lots of folks all at once. Still, if all goes well, you should expect a wait during high dining hours: Gus’s is famous for a reason.
Hours right now are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. most nights, which means they’ve just started frying up for the day. On Friday and Saturday that range runs to 10 p.m.