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Amy Ruth's Home Style Southern Cuisine

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Harlem
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113 W 116th St, New York City, NY 10026
(212) 280-8779
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 170
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  • 187
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 21
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Harlem Soul Food Option

Just visited tonight for probably the 5th time and overall this place is a good Harlem soul food option. I've in the past had the salmon croquettes or waffle/fried chicken with Mac & cheese and yams and always been satisfied. However tonight I had the catfish which was a bit too salty and thus why... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bmac2012
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So I really wanted to try some "soul food", so I got the sub way up to Harlem, the weather was against me, it was raining sideways. I got there like a drowned rat but the food was worth every rain soaked part of me. Wow.....the food was soooo good. So theres a bit of cake on the table and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The hubby and I had lunch here the other day and it was sooooo good. He had the chicken and waffle and I had honey fried chicken, mac n cheese and greens. The greens were the best I've ever had. Chicken was crispy but not dry and mac n cheese was perfect. Can't wait to go back.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just visited tonight for probably the 5th time and overall this place is a good Harlem soul food option. I've in the past had the salmon croquettes or waffle/fried chicken with Mac & cheese and yams and always been satisfied. However tonight I had the catfish which was a bit too salty and thus why I'm giving this place 4... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went out for an evening meal and decided to try it out. The staff sat us down quickly. Once we ordered, the food came out very fast. Everything was hot and tasty. Would definitely recommend this place.

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Thank willywilll59
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of my friends and I went to this long-time favorite of ours for lunch on my birthday. We arrived early as we expected a wait on a Saturday, and they don't take reservations except for parties - we were right to plan ahead. We waited a little over a half an hour, but were pleasantly surprized to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are from Italy, this was our fourth time in NY. Everytime we are in the City we spend a lot of time to find the best food and the best place to eat. But for the soul food we didn't have to argue at all: Amy Ruth! The place is very basic so you can focus on food, that... More 

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Thank Lorenzo-M77
Queens, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is no run of the mill soul food spot; the food is authentic or shall I say "the truth". The portions are healthy and you can get an eyegasm by watching all the food being delivered to adjacent tables. I had the Waffles with Fried Catfish and they were awesome; both the waffle and the catfish were fighting each... More 

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Thank HollisGal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

-huge selection on menu -once seated fast service -wait at the door - place is always busy; says about the popularity of the restaurant -located in harlem - cute shops around the area and residential area nearby

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We ordered the Ludacris (4 big chicken wings fried and seasoned to perfection with cabbage & macaroni and cheese and the Dr. Walter Delph (fried shrimp, catfish & crab cake) with collard greens & candied yams. They serve warm tasty cornbread before our meals comes. You cannot go wrong with anything that choose from the menu. The staff is very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Went there to celebrate a friend's 50th Birthday. The service was excellent. The food was very goid. We had preordered as a group. The plates were prefilled with: fried Chicken, beef ribs barbecued, collard geens, macaroni and cheese as well as Candied sweet potatoes. Desert included Peach Cobbler or Banana Pudding. Plus unlimited soft drinks as well as Corn bread.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113 W 116th St, New York City, NY 10026
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighborhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: (212) 280-8779

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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