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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
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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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
Do Not be Fooled by the Harlem address and Staff

The restaurant was very spacious and the staff was courteous and efficient. They even brought glasses of ice water outside to the people standing in line because it was over 90 degrees on a Sunday in Harlem! However....I was looking to support a Black-owned Harlem business. The menu, staff and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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San Antonio, TX
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely restaurant with great murals. I was not expecting the quality of food we got. Fluffy, light waffles - sweet and savoury options. Delicious fried chicken and home fries. A breakfast to remember. Do not be put off by the location! Go and try it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The restaurant was very spacious and the staff was courteous and efficient. They even brought glasses of ice water outside to the people standing in line because it was over 90 degrees on a Sunday in Harlem! However....I was looking to support a Black-owned Harlem business. The menu, staff and everything about the restaurant screams Black-owned. However, I noticed two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Chicken & waffle - craving must have - it pour & thunder but worth the trip. We travelled far far but worth the bite. Service was fast & friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I'm staying in this part of Harlem for a week and a friend wanted to meet for breakfast. I did several google searches to find a restaurant that serves breakfast. I had a hard time finding a place that wasn't just a coffee shop and that was with in a few block radius and served breakfast during the week. Apparently... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This no frills, down home restaurant is worth a visit. You can tell that locals come back here all the time. It's not just tourists. The fried chicken was sooooo crispy and good. The Mac n cheese was creamy and delicious. Skip the lemonade--a bit too sweet. Prices are very reasonable for NYC and the portions are very generous. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love this gem in Harlem.All of the food i have tried at this restaurant is impeccable and delicious. I come here all the time and also recommend it to many of my friends. I love that they stay open late to accommodate for a late night snack as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Rated highest for soul/southern food in the Harlem area, we decided to try Greeted warmly at the door, the place was bustling on a weekday summer night. Colorful murals of great figures in African American history grace the walls. A basket of warm, sweet cornbread greeted our arrival. We had fall off the bone beef short ribs, jerk shrimp and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I couldn't wait to visit this place as I was dying to try the fried chicken and waffles. Unfortunately when I got there I was told (albeit politely and apologetically) that I couldn't go in as I didn't have a partner. Not sure if it states this anywhere on the website, but I didn't see anything about solo diners not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Always busy, with a special room for the busloads of tourists that come weekly, Amy Ruth's serves the best fried chicken and sides you'll find anywhere in the City. Try the honey-dipped fried chicken for a special treat along with the macaroni and cheese that always snags me. Very close to 116th Street station on the 2/3 train line, it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Best soul food I've ever! At our table we had the dinner entrees: The Reggie Harris (Southern Honey Dipped Fried Chicken); The Al Roker (Short Ribs of Beef); The Rudy Dee (Fried Catfish) & The Afrika Bambatta (Fried Whiting). Our side dishes consisted of Macaroni & Cheese, Candied Yams, Collard Greens, Cabbage, Buttered Corn, Mashed Potatoes, Fried Okra & Potato... More 

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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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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Harlem
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighborhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighborhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighborhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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