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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 #989 of 11,649 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Harlem
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Towson, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

To be honest, I was a little shocked with the outer appearance of the restaurant, but the food made up for it. They should consider to remodel. The food and portions were good. I was a little disappointed to be seated in the smaller dining area only for the next couple to be seated in the dining area with the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Came for an authentic southern style meal, im from sydney australia so i have not much to compare it. However ive had much much better bbq chicken and mac an cheese 100 other places. The chicken and waffles and mac cheeae in williamsburgh bedford ave are even better. Chicken is just like anything i would get from a corner store... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were taken to this restaurant for a quick lunch after my niece had a superb breakfast there. It was really good home cooking. The menu consists of popular names of many politicians, singers etc.. For example, I had The Al Sharpton which consisted of a waffle and two pieces of fried chicken. Not my usual menu selection but hey,... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

On our trip to NYC, we visited Harlem as one of our tour destinations. Amy Ruth's was a recommendation from a local who said that this was the best restaurant for southern style "soul" food. Very excited, we decided to go to this restaurant for lunch. The staff there immediately seemed to feel annoyed with our presence but we were... More

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Galloway
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I've been here numerous times and their food is ALWAYS GOOD! You can't go wrong here. Grape Kool-Aid was made perfectly. We all had their Mac and Cheese- one of the best I've eaten. Beef ribs and Smothered Turkey Wings, fell right off the bone. Great food, great portions and great price.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Home cooked soul food at an affordable prices with excellent service! Plus, it's located in a historic, friendly neighborhood.

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Manassas, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

On this trip to NYC we wanted to try on of the top rated Chicken & Waffle restaurants for breakfast, so we went to Amy Ruth's! We were welcomed with a smile from our waitress (I think her name was Sasha), quick service of coffee and water. There were a lot of different waffle combination plates, all named after famous... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I'm from the South and I'd say Any Ruth's does a great job at replicating the food. All they need is sweet tea on the menu and they will be set. Be prepared to pay extra for a refill on soda. Our waitress was very good-friendly, great personality, and seemed genuinely interested in making sure we had a pleasant experience.... More

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Llangollen, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had planned to attend a gospel service at the church opposite and have brunch after - the church was full (beware, the services are now very popular and there are huge queues to get in - essential to arrive early) so we headed for a breakfast at Amy Ruth's. The place trades on its history and southern associations and... More

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Bara, Sweden
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

For those who really want to try basic Southern food once you're in New York, then AMY RUTH's is the one to visit. To require style and decor, you should not do. And here you get all the food on one plate, and I mean everything!. Vegetables, fish, meat, mashed potatoes, etc! Get ready to queue once you want to... More

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