Ruby Mae

40 Broadway, Kingston
(845) 481-4627

Recent Reviews

Kelsey Vargas

Y’all. RUN. DO NOT WALK. To Ruby Maes Soul Food in Kingston. My hubby and I had been hearing about this little gem for the past couple weeks but have never gotten our act together to get to Ruby Maes on their limited schedule. Tonight we finally made it - and thank goodness. Hubby had blackened shrimp, sweet potato fries, mac and cheese and I had fried chicken, blackened shrimp with mac and cheese and cheesy grits. The kitchen even sent out piping hot biscuits brushed with honey - pure gold. PS. You’ll be supporting a local Black and female owned businesses as well!!

Rachel C. Hammersley

Best Mac and cheese I’ve ever had! Chicken was seasoned and tender. Highly recommend!

Lacey Brown

Just had the best meal of my life from here! Cannot wait to try everything else! The gentleman at the register was sooo friendly despite how busy they were!

Allison Costanzo

Awesome food and service. Very friendly and attentive staff. Will definitely be going again!


I’ve eaten at quite a few soul food places in NYC and Ruby Mae’s is a cut above the rest. The juicy fried chicken was crispy and perfectly seasoned, the Mac n cheese was delicious and candies yams weren’t overly sweet. Definitely one of the best and most reasonably priced restaurants in the area. Friendly service too.

Paul Moore II

Absolutely love their food and their staff make you feel like you have come home right as you enter the door. You have to try their ribs, their fried chicken, greens, and the corn bread is to die for! Such a fantastic place and really excited for their new location!

Ash D.

AMAZING FOOD AND AMAZING TREATMENT!! I would yell from the rooftops of all the hudson valley that if you are passing through Kingston you MUST stop here. I could eat only their hush puppies, chicken&waffles, and mac'n'cheese for the REST OF MY LIFE. The sweetest people who work there. it is really really worth it

larry yerkes

Great service ? and food taste great ! I'll definitely be back to explore the menu and get some corn bread ?

Danele R

I attended the Valentine's Day dinner and concert, we had an amazing time. The food was great, the staff was extremely hospitable and the music by Base Camp was outstanding as always. I will definitely return when I'm in the area again.

Nicole Thomas

First time ever having food at Ruby Mae and I’ve never ever had better soul food. The baked mac and cheese was amazing and the friend chicken sandwich was cooked perfect. The waitress (also the chef) was so friendly and played the best music in the background. Definitely recommend eating here x100

Martha Lutz

The chicken was insanely good. Best I've had in Kingston by far. Can't wait to go back and get some more! As somebody else said, it's not fast food but definitely worth the wait. The atmosphere is warm and friendly so if you go knowing that "real" food takes time you'll enjoy the whole experience.

Rolf Zimmermann

Stopped in for lunch today and was greeted by a wonderful young lady. We were seated and ordered fried chicken and a chicken sandwich, both with a side of mac n cheese. The food came out hot and fresh. The fried chicken was crispy outside and juicy inside as it should be and absolutely delicious. The mac n cheese was piping hot with lots of cheese. I dont know what kinds were in it but it was also delicious.

Devin Zanos

Best baked Mac and cheese on the planet

Jennifer Howell

Hands down the best restaurant on the waterfront and the best soul food you’re gonna find in all of Ulster County. Baked Mac and cheese was absolutely perfect, shrimp and grits are an out of this world experience and the sauce they put on the burgers is bomb. Locals need to make sure Ruby Mae becomes a staple here!

Anna S.

Instead of enjoying my meal, I'm cooking my chicken further, because it was rare and bloody. Photo attached. Not to mention I chose breasts and got a thigh and a drumstick, and the shrimp were fried not blackened as I specified. String beans and greens were good. L The bag was soaked and spilled on the counter. Please get your chicken cooking right.

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