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Amy Ruth's Home Style Southern Cuisine

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113 W 116th St, New York City, NY 10026
(212) 280-8779
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

- great place to get southern food - large restaurant but be prepared to wait, always busy - large menu, lots of selection

Thank Foodiefromtoronto
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

a hot saurday in harlem...others waiting outside so i waited too after giving the gentleman at the door my name...as others got called in my name was called, about fifteen minutes or so later...a young lady pointed to a single table directly next to the servers area, but i chose a corner table out of the way....too late for breakfast... More 

Thank phillyborn114
Adelaide, Australia
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is worth going the extra mile (or train trip). It doesn't look like much from the outside but inside is a cool interior with murals of famous people. The staff were super attentive and friendly. Ordered the chicken and waffles and OMG!! Amazing. My grandfather is still raving about his fish and waffles. The prices are excellent too.... More 

Thank Katie Q
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting from Alabama and this restaurant definitely hit the spot. I ordered chicken waffles and it was delicious! Others from my table ordered pork chops, fried catfish, and salmon croquettes. Everyone seemed to really enjoy their food. It was definitely a plus that we were able to get sweet tea while in New York City.

Thank Brandon M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I had heard about this place and wanted to check it out. We were staying in Times Square, it was an easy train ride to get here. We didn't have a long wait to be seated or served. The food was hot and delicious l. I had the fried chicken, cabbage and mac n cheese. Will definitely... More 

Thank Dorothea218
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I never heard of Amy Ruth's i was set to go to Sylvia's restaurant. After talking with some New Yorkers I found out that Amy Ruth's was the place to go. The wait was not long we arrived around six and had to leave by around 7 to make it to our play. The food was delicious I had... More 

Thank Webetrippn6
New York City, New York
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107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’ve been going to Amy Ruth’s (hereafter ‘AR’), for quite some time, and I thought it was finally time to do a review. While I do think it was much better years ago (ah, the curse of becoming ‘popular’), I think it’s still a great place to have some good Southern food. When I was a kid growing up in... More 

Thank mapglobal2
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant never disappoints with their chicken and waffle dish. My friend ordered the greens and yams, both were delicious.

Thank ectravelermd
Washington, DC
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amy Ruths is great southern cuisine for sure. It was my go to place following church services. My favorite dish was the chicken and waffles. It's always a who's who of dining patrons.

Thank Koren S
Dallas, Texas
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529 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I really wanted to try it while we were in the neighborhood, so we made the trip down the hill from Columbia University. When we arrived there was one woman in front of us. I entered and gave our name to "the guy" who said it would be 5 minute wait. I noted that there were a couple of empty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 am
8:30 am - 5:30 am
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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