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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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8:30 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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 34
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Had the Barack Obama chicken with mash potato and collard greens, was delish, chicken cooked perfectly. Corn bread they give you to start also good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
Cath J
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Midlothian, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Came here for breakfast today and it's still has the best Chicken and waffles in the city . And staff and service was an A . Price , location, great food and service makes it a sweet deal like it's real maple syrup .

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

best breakfast ever! stayed in harlem on our visit to nyc, amy ruth's is a must for visitors. we had pancakes and bacon next time want to try the chicken and waffles

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Had the Barack Obama chicken with mash potato and collard greens, was delish, chicken cooked perfectly. Corn bread they give you to start also good.

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sydney
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We ate at lunch and the food was delicious and tasty. I had fried chicken, collard greens and red beans and rice. My husband had a seafood plate which was OK, the chicken is probably the star. The kids loved being allowed to have fried chicken and waffles. Service was friendly and it was great value.

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Houston, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

this is the best soul food in NYC. you will stand in line down the sidewalk but it is so worth it! I had the fried chicken, collard green, yams and the cornbread, lawd! Oh, I also had grape kool aid! Yes indeed! The service was great and it is a cozy spot which makes eating comfortable. You will not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Great food, Authentic. This was my first time eating soul food and it was wonderful. The fried chicken, the sweet corn, the waffle, the yams... Loved it. Will come again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

I think I just died & went to heaven. I may be Republican, but I went ahead and ordered the President Barack Obama fried chicken entree with collard greens & potato salad. Oh baby! Cooked to perfection chicken breast. Crispy & moist, superb flavor. The collard greens were amazing. The potato salad was special - not your ordinary. Was $16... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Definitely the place to try while visiting NYC, to get a taste of what Southern food tastes like. Although there are numerous restaurants in Harlem, this one seems to get a lot of attention. Admittedly, the food is great, portions are large, and the price is descent. If visiting as a couple, get an appetizer and one entre to have... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Dined here February 2014. My friend and I ordered different entrees and sides so we got to try a lot of things. Everything was absolutely delicious and filling. Food tasted just like how we do it down south. Will return. Service was a bit slow. Not sure why, but the waitress was friendly. Maybe understaffed?

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Went to Amy Ruth's during our stay in New York. Overall a nice experience, went for dinner on a Friday night. After a short wait, we were seated and placed our orders. I had the fried seafood combination and my fiance had the fried chicken and waffles with some sweet tea and beer to wash it down. We were quite... 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, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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