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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 #914 of 11,875 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
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
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW 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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New York
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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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Got there on a weekday. Around 6pm got a seat in time and watched the queue grow before our eyes... Loved the 90s-2000 R&B jamming in the background. Original soul food. I had the shrimp and waffles, while my husband had the chicken and waffles. The chicken was good!!! The shrimp big and tasty though battered. The syrup wasn't as... More 

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Warwick, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My wife and I tried stopping in to Amy's and the line was down the block. Went back a few days later and found out why...the food is FANTASTIC! I had the fried chicken on a waffle and my wife had the fried chicken in honey with the cole slaw and Mac and Cheese for sides. This had to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This may be the best breakfast in New York - and appears to be one of the best deals for all meals. It is easy to find in Harlem, and caters to a wide audience, including the rich and famous. Waffles are outstanding, as is the corned beef hash. And the biscuits may just e the best I have ever... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Great food at this establishment! Be ready for the long lines out front on the weekends, but it is well worth it. It calms down a bit as it gets later after the church crowd has departed on Sunday by 4 pm. The honey glazed fried chicken, the Mac and cheese and collard greens are out of this world! This... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This Australians first Soul Food experience; sensational mixture of flavours. Not normally one to eat waffles, let alone with chicken and maple syrup. But what a taste sensation. Our group of 5 really enjoyed the meals, the apple pie desert and the service. Do yourself a favour.........

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I had the Reverend Al Sharpton (the house special) which was absolutely delicious. The ambiance is funky and the staff, especially Tasha, is simply divine. They can't do enough for you! I felt right at home and would certainly return when I am next uptown.

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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 11:00 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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American

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