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Amy Ruth's Home Style Southern Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Harlem
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113 W 116th St, New York City, NY 10026
+1 212-280-8779
Today
08:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:30 - 23:00
Mon 11:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 08:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:30 - 05:30
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Paris, France
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14 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Shawn G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank Jkpmba
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 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.😊

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Clinton, MD
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Some of the BEST southern food I've had in a while! Growing up in the south the food here made me remember being in my Grandma's house on Sunday afternoon. Portions were huge, you could actually share it, it was so big. Great flavor! Service was on point. Right by the subway exit so easily accessible. Will visit again next... More 

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We waited 45 minutes in 40-degree weather after church today. It was worth it. My travel pal scarfed down chicken n waffles--- I have no clue why people like that combo. I got fried chicken, collards, mac n cheese and sweet tea. The corn bread is light & cakey, but quite a treat. The fried chicken was good, but I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing cornbread. Hefty portions. Good red velvet, they put walnuts on top which isn't common. Mac and cheese isn't earth shattering but it is good. The waffles though were great and you could tell they were freshly made. I had the Sunrise drink which has lemonade, orange juice and fruit punch to make a sunrise in a cup. It was... More 

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New York, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Gluttonously delicious. I really don't have anything bad to say about Amy Ruth's. I have eaten here twice now and each time, I leave dreaming about my next visit. There was a member of my party that is Gluten Free and there were not many choices but she was able to find something. This restaurant basically does fried chicken and... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

It had been over 10 years since I had visited this restaurant...it had been over eight years since the definitive piece of Red velvet cake had eluded me. But before we get to that, let me start with how things have changed at Amy Ruth's. The place is bright and welcoming--there are beautiful murals all over the wall, of famous... More 

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Greenhow Hill, North Yorks
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped here as our first port of call on an exploratory trip of Harlem. Food good and waiting staff very pleasant and helpful. We were actually later in the day recommended (by a local) to try another restaurant further north (the Edge - I think on 139th?). We didn't but maybe look that up too?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 23:00
Thursday
08:30 - 23:00
Friday
08:30 - 05:30
Saturday
08:30 - 05:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 W 116th St, New York City, NY 10026
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighbourhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: +1 212-280-8779

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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