Amy Ruth's
Longtime Harlem soul-food spot
American · Harlem · $$
The Zagat Review
Those jonesing for a taste of “classic Harlem” head to this low-budget soul food “stalwart” for “hearty” cooking highlighted by “amazing” chicken and waffles; regulars “ignore the decor” and “spotty” service, and get there early “before the tourist buses arrive.”
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hours Open Today · 8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 AM
7:30 AM - 5:30 AM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
location 113 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10026, USA phone +1 212-280-8779 website directions Get Directions
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I requested my order to go and with good reason. The line for seating was out of the door. I ordered the smoked turkey wings, Mac and cheese, sweet potatoes and collards. This was worth the wait as the food was delicious. I did not eat in, as mentioned, but the staff was friendly and professional for the most part. I would definitely return to Any Ruth's to dine in or take out. One suggestion as I waited they could use some refreshing with their decor in terms of the tables and better lighting to highlight their art work.
Jerry Lowe · March 19, 2018
I love their catfish and waffle. My dad loves their peach cobbler. You are going to find something for everyone to eat. It's a little pricey but worth it, the food is delicious. I get my order to go but the food is made when ordered so it's nice and fresh. The wait is never too long unless it's before a holiday. I try to get a slice of sweet potato pie but they are always out. :-( Update: Finally got a pie, it was delicious! You don't get it by the slice, you pay for a small pie. They also give generous portions of banana pudding and the peach cobbler.
OShika Johnson · January 18, 2018
This is a wonderful restaurant. I and my colleague took 3 bus loads of students there after visiting the Apollo Theater. They were ready and on time. They served us Fried Chicken, Macaroni & Cheese, collard greens, cornbread with sweet tea and Kool-Aid to wash it down. It was absolutely delicious. The servers were Excellent. All the young men were polite and courteous, and they made us feel at home. Plus, to top it off, we had peach cobbler and banana pudding, both my favorites. This catering service cost a pretty penny but it honestly was worth it! Thanks Amy Ruth's.
Danielle Ellis · March 3, 2018