Ruby's Restaurant

Restaurant
3175 W Madison St., Chicago, IL 60612 3175 W Madison St., Chicago Directions
Today 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM Closed All Hours
+17736385875
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83% of 108 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Soul Food, American
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Mon
    Closed
    Tue-Sat
    6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Soul Food, American
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Delivery
    No
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250
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Report | 5 months ago
Very good food & nice quantity.
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Report | 5 months ago
Great breakfast and courteous waiters
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Report | 7 months ago
Jerk Chicken tips are great and dinners are reasonable priced
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Report | 9 months ago
The food was good and the service was GREAT!!!
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Report | 10 months ago
Authentic soul food without a long wait time. We will definitely return.
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Report | 10 months ago
Excellent candied yams and the owners are very accommodating and hospitable.
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Report | 10 months ago
On this particular visit it was EXTREMELY warm in the restaurant . I was with my 86 year old grandmother who typically NEVER gets too warm and she was uncomfortable because of the sweltering heat. It was as though there was absolutely no air in the restaurant . My advice , while the weather is still warm, where loose fitting clothes.
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Report | 10 months ago
Air conditioner IS NEEDED
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Report | 11 months ago
Food was delicious. I don't like you fact that you can only use 1 coupon at a time. Makes you want to go alone. I guess that's how they make their money.
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Report | 11 months ago
Amazing food and staff!
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From Our Editors

Edna Stewart learned to cook from her mother, a sharecropper born in Tennessee. When Edna's father needed a chef for his new restaurant, she stepped in to bake buttery biscuits, fry chicken, and serve up the soul-food that nourished her throughout childhood. For more than four decades, she kept West Side bellies fed—including the iron-clad stomachs of civil-rights leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Reverend Jesse Jackson, according to a proclamation from Governor Pat Quinn that declared February 19, 2010 Edna Stewart Day.

Edna’s Restaurant briefly closed after Edna’s death in 2010, reopening the same year as Ruby’s Restaurant. The paint on the walls was new, but the recipes and much of the staff carried over from the legendary soul-food spot.

“This is Edna’s food—her biscuits, her everything,” manager Lillie Joiner, who worked with Edna for 30 years, confessed to Tasting Table. “The only way I know how to cook is the way she cooked, so it’s gotta be hers.”

The menu warns diners of a 30-minute wait for fried food, claiming that’s how much time the kitchen needs “to serve you the finest soul food possible.” After a feast of blackened catfish, fried okra, and candied yam, Chicago Tribune food reporter Kevin Pang noted, “you can’t help but believe that statement is absolutely sincere.”

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6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Many people described the Soul Food as Good.
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Many people described the Collard Greens as Amazing.
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Many people described the Catfish as Seasoned.
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Many people described the Mac & Cheese as Good. Others thought:
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  • Good
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  • Thick
Many people described the Potatoes as Yummy. Others thought:
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  • Yummy
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  • Mushy
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Many people described the Chicken as Not Fresh. Others thought:
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  • Flavorful
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  • Not Fresh
Many people described the Meal as Traditional.
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Many people described the Table as Like.
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Many people described the Price as Great.
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