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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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 121
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  • 149
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cozy, comfy, soulfood!

Was in NYC for the day and it was a nice spring day went to Brooklyn botanical gardens and while in Harlem for afternoon stopped in to Amy Ruths I ordered the President Barack Obama BBQ chicken baked Mac and cheese and collards service was very good food was delicious, wait staff was friendly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Was in NYC for the day and it was a nice spring day went to Brooklyn botanical gardens and while in Harlem for afternoon stopped in to Amy Ruths I ordered the President Barack Obama BBQ chicken baked Mac and cheese and collards service was very good food was delicious, wait staff was friendly and prompt I will definitely stopping... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

While I don't think the food here was as fully soul as soul gets, we still enjoyed our meal. Having travelled all day and not having eaten since 6am (we went for dinner at 6pm), the portion sizes are definitely generous, to the point where I couldn't finish my veggie lasagne & salad. My boyfriends fried honey chicken with grits... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This was one fantastic meal. Great southern style comfort food - fried chicken, fried catfish etc. One of the best meals we had in NYC and one of the most filling - the servings were huge.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Heard about this restaurant on Facebook. When we went in ,the host was not necessarily rude but he wasn't necessarily welcomed me either. He pointed to where he wanted us to sit while he went and got our menus.The atmosphere was okay,,, music playing was good too. everything on the menu looks pretty inviting, also the price points were really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Went here today for the first time and had "The Ludacris." Consists of two sides and 4 wings. Everything was just ok to me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Out on a birthday day trip from DC and Stopped in for a quick bite to eat and wasn't disappointed at all. The fried chicken, great! The Mac & Cheese, great! Yams, great. Smothered Pork Chops, great. Price point was right on point. You can't go wrong with Amy Ruth's. We will definitely be back and soon.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Had the meatloaf, macaroni cheese and candied yams here the other day, which was really good. They have great murals of famous African Americans on the wall. They also do a nice Wednesday special called the Sister Kariemah Muhammad - thick oxtail stew with any two sides. All the entrees including specials come with any two sides. The dishes are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

This is the best tasting comfort food I have had anywhere uptown. I always go smothered dark meat chicken and waffles and whatever kool aid is available. I have wanted this good so badly I have gotten off the train to get some takeout for home. Everything on the menu is good, you can't go wrong.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Took the family here at 10:00 am on Sunday morning. No line and the service was excellent. In fact, we had two servers waiting on us. Chicken and waffles were cooked perfectly. Sweet tea and cheese grits were outstanding. It’s an easy metro ride from 42nd street (red 2 train uptown). 116th street station is next to the restaurant. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Heard good things so we decided to venture out on the subway to pay this restaurant a visit. The food we chose for dinner was delish! The waffle was nice and airy, the fried chicken was juicy and the smothered pork chops were tender and delicious. For sides we had collard greens, mac n cheese, cabbage and candied yams. So... 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?

Staying in Harlem

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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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