Ruby's Restaurant

Restaurant
3175 W Madison St., Chicago, IL 60612 3175 W Madison St., Chicago Directions
Closed Today Closed All Hours
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83% of 108 customers recommended

Visit Ruby's Restaurant for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Chicago's East Garfield Park. Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go.

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    American, Soul Food, Southern, Ice Cream, Coffee
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Mon
    Closed
    Tue-Sat
    6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    American, Soul Food, Southern, Ice Cream, Coffee
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    No
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

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51 Tips
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Report | a year ago
Very good food & nice quantity.
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Report | a year ago
Great breakfast and courteous waiters
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Report | 2 years ago
Jerk Chicken tips are great and dinners are reasonable priced
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Report | 2 years ago
Went there and they knew nothing about this groupon. I had to defend my right to use the Groupon I purchased. The food was great but the fact that I even had to do this was frustrating.
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Report | 2 years ago
The ambiance, service and location leaves a lot to be desired. The restaurant is in the middle of the ghetto w out of date dining tables and seating. It took 45 minutes for four chicken wings and two sides that were sitting at the buffet! :(
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Report | 2 years ago
The food was good and the service was GREAT!!!
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Report | 2 years ago
Authentic soul food without a long wait time. We will definitely return.
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Report | 2 years ago
Excellent candied yams and the owners are very accommodating and hospitable.
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Report | 2 years 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 | 2 years ago
Air conditioner IS NEEDED
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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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Ruby's Restaurant

Sun
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Mon
Closed
Tue-Sat
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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