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Amy Ruth's Home Style Southern Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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113 W 116th St, New York City, NY 10026
+1 212-280-8779
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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New York City, New York
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

ordered the fishermen s platter which consisted of fried catfish and fried shrimps with a crab cake cabbage n mac n cheese for sides. the cornbread brought out for appetizer; not fully cooked. fish n shrimps was good. cabbage was bland. mac n cheese was cheesy . it was okay overall. A bit dissappointed after looking fwd to eating here.

Thank japonte20
Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love chicken N waffles and being from the south, I had high expectations. Amy Ruth's did not let me down. Fantastic! Boyfriend got the meatloaf which was really good and our friend had the catfish which he loved as well. Our service was really great also.

Thank Marlene W
Buderim, Australia
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155 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great experience of soul food in Harlem - gets really busy and with good reason. Delicious food with the chicken and waffle absolutely scrumptious.

Thank Anth B
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for breakfast, and then a few days later got take out for dinner. The food is fantasic. This place has been in Harlem for a long time, and is a very popular local eatery. Chicken and waffles to die for, and strawberry pancakes are wonderful.

Thank borntotravel2005
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second time eating here with my aunt. We had breakfast which was great. I had fish cakes and eggs. My aunt ate chicken and waffles. The people were real friendly. All color of people was observed walking into this restaurant. It felt real warm comfortable and safe to be in Harlem. This is a famous restaurant and... More 

Thank RJay2love
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some of the most delicious southern food you will find in New York City! I LOVE the fried catfish & honey dipped fried chicken!

Thank Duane O
Paris, France
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been there because it was recommanded to take a brunch by "Le Guide du Routard" and many others.. As it's a popular restaurant, we had to wait 45 min for the table but the food and service was fast. We tried their famous dishes. The chicken wings and waffles were no tasty at all and so dry, the maccaroni... More 

Thank Margaux D
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

I've only heard great things about the food and it comes highly recommended. It's a down home spot, nothing fancy but the vibrant, celebrity historic murals brighten up the place. I ordered the Ruby Dee, catfish, cabbage, and mac n cheese. It was tasty and seasoned well. Next time, I'll get my fish fried harder but it was a good... More 

Thank Shawn G
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Quick service, food was delicious! We went on a Tuesday so there was no wait whatsoever. Definitely will return!

Thank Jkpmba
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Had the catfish dinner with potato salad and collard greens. It was delicious . I did the take out which was a quick. I recommend this place if you like southern cuisine.😊

Thank Sonja C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, 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: +1 212-280-8779

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Staying in Harlem

Neighborhood Profile
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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