If you have your mind set on Sunday brunch at Amy Ruth's, arrive in the morning, before the nearby church services let out, or wear comfortable waiting-line shoes.
The chicken is worth waiting for, whether fried (shown in a breakfast combo, $8.50) or smothered (accompanied by a plate-sized waffle, $9.75). A light hand with maple syrup will help leave room for the weighty peach cobbler (not shown, $4.50).
113 West 116th St. (Lenox-Seventh Aves.), Manhattan