Amy Ruth's
Longtime Harlem soul-food spot
American · Harlem · $$
The Zagat Review
Those jonesing for a taste of “classic Harlem” head to this low-budget soul food “stalwart” for “hearty” cooking highlighted by “amazing” chicken and waffles; regulars “ignore the decor” and “spotty” service, and get there early “before the tourist buses arrive.”
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hours Open Today · 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 AM
7:30 AM - 5:30 AM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
location 113 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10026, USA phone +1 212-280-8779 website directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
It doesn't have the atmosphere of a more crowded Sylvia's or Red Rooster. What it does have is awesome food in a relatively small restaurant with great service that can hold its own with any restaurant serving similar Southern style food. The honey fried chicken is to die for as is their chicken and ribs combo. If you like something sweet, then go for the honey fried chicken. If you like simply good fried chicken to go with your ribs, go for the chicken & ribs combo. Make your pick. You will do well either way in this place with a small and intimate setting where you get good value for your $$. The portions are generous and the leftovers the next day were still pretty good.
Mike Klubok · May 30, 2018
Honey dipped fried chicken is amazing, must try! The mac and cheese was really good as well as the cabbage. It definitely tastes like your Grandma's cooking. The wait on Sunday was about 40 minutes and service was friendly but a bit slow. The decor needs an update but besides that it was a great experience!
Janae Alessandra Bryant · June 1, 2018
Finally had chicken and waffles, a combination that had eluded me for years. I must say that NOW I know why people get it. It was soooooo good!!! Was in the area and wanted some soul food and Amy Ruth's delivered. Definitely heading back soon to try other things on the menu. Courteous and friendly staff who check on you. What more can you ask for?
Juan Dockery · June 2, 2018