Thursday, September 28, 2017


Gus'S Fried Chicken 
509 S. Glenoaks Ave
Burbank, CA 91502
Tel: 747.231.3990
Cuisine: Fried Chicken, Southern
$$ ($15-$30)
Sun, 09/17/2017, 2:00pm walk-in
    (4.5 Piglets)

Crispy. Tender. Juicy. Moist. Flavorful. Those are characteristics that I look for in a good fried chicken. Gus's Fried chicken was able to hit on all points. It is so delectable, that chicken juices fly out of the chicken with each bite (literally, cause it happened to me where the juices landed on my friend).

Gus's Fried Chicken comes from Tennessee. It started off as chicken being sold from a tavern to having expanded to various locations throughout the Midwest and now the West Coast. The Burbank location in California is fairly large and was once a sushi joint that I used to frequent. There were plaid tablecloths, various photos, and simplicity at its best.  

The chicken is fried to perfection. It is juicy and has a bit of a kick to it the way Nashville fried chicken should be. It is simply delicious and the pics below doesn't do it justice.

Dining room

Dining Room
MAC AND CHEESE ($2.90-SIDE ORDER): This was just ok for me. The small is pretty small, but if you order the plate, it was just enough. It wasn't creamy nor was the pasta al dente. It was pretty bland and I felt it needed seasoning. 
FRIED GREEN TOMATOES ($7.50): I love fried green tomatoes. I tell myself that I'm eating something healthy even if it is fried. These are no exception. They come out piping hot and super crispy. It's like eating Carl Jr's Fried Zucchini but 10x better. It's served with ranch, which was great, but if you throw in a little of that Louisiana hot sauce into the ranch and mix, it became that much better. 

MY FAVORITE DISH. 3 PIECE DARK PLATE W/ 2 THIGHS AND 1 LEG ($11.60): Includes Baked Beans, Slaw and White Bread. Man. This chicken. Freakin Amazing. It was a little spicy but not overly spicy. It was extremely moist and juicy. The skin was unbelievably crispy. It was just perfect. The beans are cooked with pork and man oh man, they were mighty tasty. I actually liked the slaw (which I normally hate). The slaw just cooled down the spice and the heat coming from the chicken. Amazing. 

A closer look at the chicken 
CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE ($3.50) ADD VANILLA ICE CREAM ($1.00): I love chess pie, but chocolate? I had to try it. It was decadent, but not overly rich.. The crust was flaky. The pie itself is not as chocolate-y as I would have expected, which I appreciated. The ice cream was perfect. It was a good way to end the meal. 
Overall, Gus's Fried Chicken is probably my go-to for fried chicken. It doesn't beat Willie Mae's from New Orleans in my opinion, but it sure is hella good. The chicken is perfect, the beans were spot on, and the pie was sweet enough to complete the meal. This Burbank location had a seat-yourself program and it wasn't overly busy. I thought the service was decent enough, filling up the waters when needed. Now, if only there could be a westside location! 

Notable Dishes: Chicken Plate and Fried Green Tomatoes

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