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Gus’s World Famous Is Frying Up Crenshaw Right This Very Second

The South’s most famous fried chicken has landed

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Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken, Mid-City
Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken, Mid-City
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

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.

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

2580 Long Beach Boulevard, , CA 90806 (562) 276-1819 Visit Website