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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 #1,131 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 am
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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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

After a amazing walking tour at the Harlem neighborhood, we had lunch at Amy Ruth's and followed the guide's advice to order the Al Sharpaton's Chicken & Waffles (Fried or Smothered). That was delicious! We'll definitely come back!

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Budapest, Hungary
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have never thought I'll find one of the best dinning experiences (in New York) in Harlem! If you'd like to try something extra, try the waffles with chicken, shrimps and so on!

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Henderson, Ky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Have visited Amy Ruth's for Sunday brunch often. The last time was terrific, but a couple of other times, service was uneven. Crowds and lines can be a problem, but everyone owes a visit for some of the best Fried Chicken and waffles around. Cornbread is superb, too!

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delaware
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98 reviews 98 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We regularly visit Amy Ruth's over the years when visiting Harlem. Unfortunately, we missed breakfast by 30 minutes. I think breakfast is the best offering. We don't mind the lines common on weekends. It is so interesting this visit to see what appeared to be majority of European tourists. I thought it was funny that a couple of them ordered... More

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Towson, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
15 helpful votes 15 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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