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Amy Ruth's Home Style Southern Cuisine

#1,133 of 11,441 Restaurants in New York City
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$$$
Neighborhood:
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, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 46
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  • 18
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  • 7
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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
Good in the hood

This place is in harlem. I believe in a not so good neighborhood. However, if your from a diverse city ... Then you are okay. The food here is great. I ordered the honey dipped wings, Marconi and cheese, and candied yams. My significant other ordered fried catfish with fried okra. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
melliesue
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We first heard about Amy Ruth's when Al Rocker mentioned it on their broadcast. We now try to visit there every time we are in NY. The southern style of cooking is some of the best we have experienced. I usually try to try something different every time I go there, and haven't been disappointed yet. They apparently use fresh... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I went during lunch hours and it was fairly busy. When we went in, we were seated on the second floor which was well laid out and was nice. My problem with the establishment was the way the waiters and waitresses acted to certain types of people. There were tables other than mine that were serviced way better, almost like... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This place is in harlem. I believe in a not so good neighborhood. However, if your from a diverse city ... Then you are okay. The food here is great. I ordered the honey dipped wings, Marconi and cheese, and candied yams. My significant other ordered fried catfish with fried okra. The complementary cornbread was good,but was served at room... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This place was on a friend's "must do" list while in New York. A self-described "foodie", he had been there before and highly recommended it. I have to say, unfortunately, that I was disappointed. As a southerner, I expect food to taste more like the food I grew up with, seasoned, but not overly so. The group tried a number... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I loved the food and the service! We order the legendary fried chicken and waffle and it was delicious, the I tired mac and cheese which I usually I don't like, but in this case was very tasty! and lastly the carrot cake, which was exactly as I like it, which raisins, nuts and lot of frosting. If you go... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I was told about this restaurant by Shaq the basketball player. He is a mutual friend of a friend. I had mentioned I was going to NYC and he had chimed in that I had to go eat in Harlem at a place called Amy Ruth's. I laughed but then looked up the reviews. Wow was i surprised, so on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

You only come here for one thing... the fried chicken. Have it plain or smothered in gravy. Either way, it's juicy and delicious! Keep in mind, the batter on the chicken is already salty. The gravy they put on the fried chicken is very salty. If you don't have the smothered gravy option, they put a squeeze bottle of syrup... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I was recommended this place from a few tour guides and they were definitely right! There was such a big choice of food to choose from, and the staff were very nice and attentive. I went for mac and cheese, chips and fried chicken - YUM! Not only did the food taste good but the portions are MASSIVE! Me and... More 

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Bronx, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Delicious! As a vegetarian, I am able to go in and select the various "veggie" sides. They are delectable and filling!! My favorite drink is the half & half (half iced tea, half lemonade) - it is sweet & refreshing. My son also loves eating here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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