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Best Chicken and Waffles in NYC & America!

Amy Ruth’s takes great pride in serving you the best Chicken and Waffles and soul food in NYC. We are dedicated to serving you the fine fresh ingredients and our meals are served with love. That is why we are so happy to be recognized as #2 best chicken and waffles – not only in new York – but in all of American.
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There are some things in life totally worth waiting for- like Amy Ruth’s fried chicken.  This place almost always has a line outside but it moves quickly and once inside your immediately given a basket of buttery cornbread to snack on until the real food arrives……some of the best fried chicken in the entire city.  Crisp and golden brown on the outside with crunchy nubs around the sweet spots, a seriously juicy middle that releases a puff of steam with the first knife slice jam packed with white meat then drizzled in a sweet layer of honey.

Most people swear by the Chicken and Waffles but the regular honey dipped is where it’s at for me. I almost want to bring my Mike’s Hot Honey along next time to give the dish a little heat but for now the hot sauce on the table works just as well.  With a side of collard greens, mac and cheese and a frosty Sugar Hill Ale brewed right in Harlem- it just doesn’t get any better than this.


“Yesterday morning, I had the chicken (white meat) and waffle for breakfast, and it was excellent. This was my first time eating there and first time ever eating chicken and waffles, so I can’t make any comparisons as of yet, but I absolutely enjoyed this dish. The chicken was so crispy and juicy (big piece)…the waffle was perfection.

The service easy excellent, the staff was very attentive and consistently apologetic for the wait. The restaurant was packed at 9 am, yet I received my take out in under 20 mins. The vibe was friendly and family oriented.

I’m definitely going back there and hope to enjoy other menu items after I have one more go at those delicious chicken and waffles.”
Dawn D.

“Stupid good. Real welcoming from the get go. Sat down and given homemade biscuits that were super good. We asked what was recommended and our server told us the waffles and fried chicken was their signature. I’m not big on chicken and waffles so I went for 2eggs, fried chicken and potatoes. I figured I best make sure I didn’t like the chicken and waffles so I tried my partners, what a fool I am!!! So good it’s stupid. I’m gonna stop the search right here, the fried chicken is that good!! I’m coming back for dinner, tonight.”
Thom M.

“Sigh…how I wish there were more locations. This spot has the illest soul food in the area, the city, perhaps in the country. By all means this is what I call a destination location for food. Because whatever you order you’ll really like and practically love. You’ll leave happy because you ate well and didn’t have to send too much money.
It’s really nice ambience and like I said, everything is on point. Eat here, period.”
Starshine N.

“Best chicken and waffles I’ve had anywhere. Ended up here late at night and don’t at all regret it. The staff were great, brining me cornbread before I even had a chance to order dinner.I got myself the Al Sharpton, which came highly recommended. It was great. I’ve recommended Amy Ruth’s multiple times since to locals and travelers alike, and I’ll personally be back. ”
Brennan O.

“I ordered a delicious order of homemade cornbeef hash. My wife had the catfish. Portions were large and the food was tasty. Also we sat next to a famous actor. Awesome morning.”
Dave C.

“We recently visited NYC from ATL & were told to try this restaurant & LOVED IT! the service was amazing, the music & vibe was chill, & OMG the FOOD was BOMB! I am from the south & it was southern cuisine at it’s finest!…& not to mention I washed it all down with a cherry koolaid! lol I hadn’t had that in years! Definitley a MUST when you go to Harlem!”
Ashley M.

“Delicious food and great service. Would come back again and again!  A must do if you’re in Harlem.”
Andrea L.