Amy Ruth’s doesn’t do the best mac & cheese, and they definitely don’t do the best cornbread. But if you aren’t into the fried chicken here, you need to get your tastebuds checked. It’s good stuff - and the cornbread is free anyways, so it’s not like you can complain about it. This place is also very casual and very big, which makes it great for groups, kids, and the random weeknight when you need a big plate of unhealthy food in front of you.
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