Amy Ruth’s Restaurant


in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Pedestrian passing Amy Ruth's restaurant in Harlem.

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Perennially crowded Amy Ruth’s serves up classic Southern soul food, from fried catfish to mac 'n’ cheese and fluffy biscuits. But it’s the waffles that really merit a trip here – dished up 14 different ways, including with catfish. Our all-time favorite is the ‘Rev Al Sharpton,’ a plate of waffles topped with succulent fried chicken.