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Amy Ruth's Home Style Southern Cuisine

113 W 116th St, New York City, NY 10026 (Harlem)
(212) 280-8779
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Ranked #974 of 11,690 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 am
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood:
Harlem
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Omg omg omg the food was amazing!!!! My husband and I found this place from the tv show 'man vs food' and visited them for dinner 3 out of the 9 nights we were in new york. My husband loved the ribs & my favorite was the fried chicken and potato salad but everything we had was amazing. We would... More

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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39 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

If you're looking for authentic soul food in Manhattan, this is the spot. I would definitely choose Amy Ruth's over Sylvia's any day. The Rev. Al Sharpton (chicken and waffles) is my personal favorite. Get them smothered in gravy if you're feeling nuts. The Nate Robinson (BBQ spare ribs) are also no joke. For sides, you can't go wrong with... More

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Roscoe, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I recommend this place to everyone! its so good! i wanted more food and more because i was so hungry and it was so good!

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Devon, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Three of us ventured up here for Saturday lunch. Would have loved to try the breakfast but too late. I had the fried chicken sandwich with candied yams, my friend had the BBQ ribs and our other friend had the jerked chicken. I could have just eaten a huge bowl of the candied yams..wow. And my friend's cole slaw was... More

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Florence, Italy
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I went to have a brunch with my family after the gospel mess...we were four and we shared 2 chichen and waffles, 2 mac&cheese and 1 cornbread...big portions and low prices! So good mac&cheese but the superstar was absolutely the fried chicken OMG amazing! I'll come back for the brunch with my friends very soon ;)

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Birmingham, Alabama
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182 reviews 182 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Wow they have amazing waffles!! Not to mention bacon, chicken, GRITS and cheese grits at that! The sweet tea was perfect for these southerners! Great atmosphere and service! Loved reading the menu and all those who have visited and the story behind Amy Ruths!

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Washington, DC
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Amy Ruth's was one of my favorite, great places in Harlem to enjoy a Sunday style meal of Southern comforts foods any day of the week. I have been going there for over 8 years to enjoy good meals and incredible desserts. It's just like going home :) ...

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Toledo, Ohio
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We smashed. Delicious. Get the chicken and ribs!! If you can eat it all, you did better than us. The whole family was so full we had to walk to the Apollo to burn some of it off. Great staff!!

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London
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I wanted Soulfood and was told this was the best in town. So without reviewing or reading anything about it I agreed to meet here. I need to start by saying that the food was almost perfect. All 3 of us ordered different things and I tasted and liked almost everything (the steamed Okra was a little overcooked). The Chicken... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

After a amazing walking tour at the Harlem neighborhood, we had lunch at Amy Ruth's and followed the guide's advice to order the Al Sharpaton's Chicken & Waffles (Fried or Smothered). That was delicious! We'll definitely come back!

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Additional Information about Amy Ruth's Home Style Southern Cuisine

Address: 113 W 116th St, New York City, NY 10026
Phone Number: (212) 280-8779
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 am
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:30 am
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American

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