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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Comfort Food at Ruby’s Restaurant ($30 Total Value)

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Legendary soul-food spot, Edna’s Restaurant, lives on in new incarnation

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Ruby's Restaurant - East Garfield Park: $15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Comfort Food at Ruby’s Restaurant ($30 Total Value)

Good Southern cooking can transport you to a country kitchen—biscuits in the oven, chicken frying in the skillet, and a bare-chested Ted Turner in the doorway with an armload of firewood. Experience true grits with this Groupon.

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  • $15 for three Groupons, each good for $10 worth of comfort food (a $30 total value)

Ruby’s Restaurant

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.”

Customer Reviews

108 Ratings

Very good food & nice quantity.
Arlethia M. · February 10, 2015
Great breakfast and courteous waiters
Louverture · February 8, 2015
Jerk Chicken tips are great and dinners are reasonable priced
Courtney H. · November 24, 2014
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    East Garfield Park

    3175 W Madison St.

    Chicago, IL 60612

    +17736385875

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