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Ruthie's All-Day, Arlington, VA

Ruthie's All-Day

4.7
4.7
1400 Reviews
$30 and under
American

The menu follows a Southern-fried meat-and-three concept, meaning diners order a meat, plus three sides. Those will include Ruthie’s mac and cheese, of course, but also white-soy-braised greens, stewed chickpeas and smoked cauliflower with a spicy soy glaze. “We’re going to be changing it a lot based on seasonality,” Hill says of the menu. “ Every vegetable has got to be fantastic because it has to stand on its own.” One thing that will help that: Hill is already growing all of the restaurant’s own herbs at his South Arlington community garden plot.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 888-2841

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Hill

  • Catering

    Ruthie's All Day provides off-site catering for all occasions and special events. We are able to provide drop-off platters, or provide staffing for more formal catered events. Please contact us at hello@ruthiesallday.com for more information!

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Cross street

    Glebe and 5th St South

  • Parking details

    Ruthie's All-Day has 40 private parking spots assigned for our guests!

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

To Share

  • Skillet Cornbread$5.00

    benne honey butter

    • Harry's Hot Hushpuppies$7.00

      shrimp and roasted jalapeno

      • Crispy Smoked Wings$12.00

        dry rub, spicy soy, white BBQ, or buffalo

        • Yellowfin Tuna Tartar*$15.00

          avocado, radish, lime, white soy ponzu

          • Brunswick Stew$8.00

            chicken, sausage, corn, beans

            • Deviled Eggs$5.00

              garlic croutons, paprika, chives

              Sandwiches

              add hand punched fries to any sandwich for $2

              • Simple Sandwiches

                with Meat and Slaw, Pickles

                • Pork$8.00
                • Brisket$10.00
              • RAD Burger or RAD Double Burger*$8.00

                special sauce, bread and butter pickles, iceberg, red onion, american cheese

                • Fried Chicken Sandwich$12.00

                  jalapeno, pickle, slaw, avocado ranch, potato roll

                  • Big Bad Brisket Sammy$12.00

                    sausage, crispy onions, american cheese

                    • Black Bean Quinoa Burger$11.00

                      vegan mayo, heirloom tomato, iceberg, red onion, dill pickles

                      Salad Greens

                      • Fried Chicken Cobb Salad$16.00

                        avocado, farm egg, apple-wood bacon, green beans, romaine, smokey blue cheese

                        • Nice Grilled Salmon Salad*$18.00

                          fennel, anchovy, roasted peppers, crisp potato, farm egg, nicoise olive aioli, green beans, frisee, arugula, red wine vinaigrette

                          • Hearty Grain Salad$12.00

                            quinoa, roasted corn, avocado, sunflower, crispy black eyed peas, lemon, watercress, crushed cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, hummus

                            • Farm Greens$8.00

                              shaved vegetables, farm cheddar, croutons, red wine vinaigrette or RAD Ranch

                              • Romaine Salad$8.00

                                garlic vinaigrette, parmesan, croutons, chive

                                Ruthie's Meat

                                Select a Meat and Then a Choice of Two/Three Sides (Included)

                                • Smoked Pulled Pork Shoulder

                                  house pickles, milk bread

                                  • Two$17.00
                                  • Three$20.00
                                • Smoked Brisket

                                  house pickles, milk bread

                                  • Two$20.00
                                  • Three$23.00
                                • Fried Chicken Tenders (Three)

                                  with RAD Ranch

                                  • Two$14.00
                                  • Three$17.00
                                • Grilled Salmon*

                                  lemon pepper butter

                                  • Two$21.00
                                  • Three$24.00
                                • Wood Grilled Hanger Steak*

                                  almond romesco

                                  • Two$22.00
                                  • Three$25.00
                                • Grilled Gulf Shrimp

                                  old bay curry sauce

                                  • Two$22.00
                                  • Three$25.00
                                • Grilled Delicata Squash

                                  hazelnuts, pomegranate

                                  • Two$17.00
                                  • Three$20.00

                                Sides

                                • Buttermilk Biscuits

                                  • Two$3.00
                                  • Three$6.00
                                • Braised Greens, Smoked Tomato

                                  • Two$4.00
                                  • Three$7.00
                                • Fingerling Potato Salad

                                  • Two$4.00
                                  • Three$7.00
                                • Classic Chopped Coleslaw

                                  • Two$3.00
                                  • Three$6.00
                                • Anson Mills Grits

                                  • Two$4.00
                                  • Three$8.00
                                • Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Apple Cider Glaze

                                  • Two$3.00
                                  • Three$6.00
                                • Arugula, Shaved Fennel Salad

                                  • Two$4.00
                                  • Three$8.00
                                • Hand Punched Fries

                                  • Two$4.00
                                  • Three$6.00
                                • Ruthie's Mac and Cheese

                                  • Two$4.00
                                  • Three$8.00
                                • Pulled Pork Pinto Beans

                                  • Two$3.00
                                  • Three$6.00
                                • Crispy Brussels, Fish Sauce

                                  • Two$4.00
                                  • Three$7.00

                                Desserts

                                • Warm Campfire Cookies$7.00

                                  cookies + cream ice cream

                                  • Butterscotch Pudding$7.00

                                    chantilly cream, heath bar crumble

                                    • Apple Donuts$8.00

                                      raspberry jam

                                      Cocktails

                                        Mocktails

                                        • Almost Summer!$6.00

                                          raspberry shrub, pineapple, orange, soda

                                          • Garden Sipper$6.00

                                            cucumber, honey, mint, lemon, soda

                                            • Tea Refresher$6.00

                                              iced tea, ginger, mint

                                              Original Cocktails

                                              • Ruthie's All-Day Lemonade$11.00

                                                tito's, galiano, lemon, raspberry

                                                • A Day on the Green$15.00

                                                  tanqueray, yellow chartreuse, cucumber, honey, lemon

                                                  • Garden Party$12.00

                                                    elderflower, mint, lime, prosecco

                                                    • It's Herbalicious$15.00

                                                      don julio reposado, yellow chartreuse, rosemary

                                                      • A Sharp Sunrise$11.00

                                                        milagro silver, raspberry shrub, lime

                                                        • Tee Time$11.00

                                                          beefeater, english breakfast, lemon

                                                          • It's Berry Nice!$13.00

                                                            bulleit bourbon, blueberry jam, honey, salt

                                                            Variations of Classics

                                                            • 3411 (Old Cuban)$12.00

                                                              rum, amaro, mint, lime, bitters, prosecco

                                                              • Peter's Word (Last Word)$14.00

                                                                mezcal, chartreuse, luxardo, lime

                                                                • It's Amaro (Julep)$13.00

                                                                  whiskey, amaro, mint

                                                                  House Favorite Classics

                                                                  • Aperol Spritz$11.00

                                                                    aperol, sparkling, orange

                                                                    • Moscow Mule$11.00

                                                                      tito's, lime, ginger beer

                                                                      • On-Tap Old Fashion$12.00

                                                                        bulleit rye, brown sugar, orange zest, bitters

                                                                        Brews

                                                                          Draft (Sorted by ABV)

                                                                          • Sour, Evolution, Day Crush Session Sour, Salisbury MD, 4.7% ABV

                                                                            • Pours (11oz)$8.00
                                                                          • Lager, Aleworks, Weekend Lager, Williamsburg VA 4.8% ABV

                                                                            • Pours (11oz)$7.00
                                                                          • Wit, Port City, Optimal Wit, Alexandria VA, 4.9% ABV

                                                                            • Pours (11oz)$7.00
                                                                          • Pilsner, Eggenberg Pils, Austria, 5.1% ABV

                                                                            • Pours (11oz)$7.00
                                                                          • Blonde, Brugse Zot, Blonde, Belgium 6.0% ABV

                                                                            • Pours (11oz)$7.00
                                                                          • NIPA, Sloop, Juice Bomb, 6.5% ABV

                                                                            • Pours (11oz)$8.00
                                                                          • NIPA, Sierra Nevada, Hazy Little Thing, Chico CA, 6.7% ABV

                                                                            • Pours (11oz)$6.00
                                                                          • NIPA, Soliste, Partly Cloudy, Dulles VA 7.4% ABV

                                                                            • Pours (11oz)$8.00
                                                                          • Tripel, Brasserie Dubuisson, Scaldis Tripel, Belgium, 10.4% ABV

                                                                            • Pours (11oz)$10.00

                                                                          Bottles and Cans

                                                                          • Non Alcoholic, Clausthaler, Dry Hopped. Hessen Germany, 0% ABV$5.00

                                                                            • Radler, Eggenburg, Belgium, 2.4% ABV

                                                                              • Can (16oz)$8.00
                                                                            • Gose, Anderson Valley, Briny Melon, CA, 2.4% ABV

                                                                              • Can (12oz)$6.00
                                                                            • Geuze, Oude Beersel, Oude Geuze Vielle, Belgium, 6% ABV$14.00

                                                                              • Pilsner, Miller Lite, Milwaukee WI, 4.2% ABV

                                                                                • Can (16oz)$5.00
                                                                              • Pilsner, Coors Lite, Golden CO, 4.2% ABV

                                                                                • Can (16oz)$5.00
                                                                              • Pilsner, North Coast, Scrimshaw, Fort Bragg CA, 4.7% ABV

                                                                                • Bottle (12oz)$7.00
                                                                              • Lager, Modelo ESP, Mexico, 4.5% ABV

                                                                                • Bottle (12oz)$6.00
                                                                              • Lager, PBR, LA CA, 4.8% ABV

                                                                                • Can (16oz)$5.00
                                                                              • Hefeweizen, Tucher Helles, 5.4%ABV

                                                                                • Can (11.2oz)$6.00
                                                                              • Hefeweizen, Hofbräu Hefe-Weizen, 5.1%ABV

                                                                                • Can (11.2oz)$6.00
                                                                              • Bock, Shiner Bock, Shiner TX, 4.4% ABV

                                                                                • Bottle (12oz)$7.00
                                                                              • European Pale Ale, Estrella, Daura, Damm, 5.4% ABV

                                                                                • Bottle (12oz)$6.00
                                                                              • Amber Lager, Great Lakes, Eliot Ness, Cleveland OH, 6.1% ABV

                                                                                • Bottle (12oz)$7.00
                                                                              • Session IPA, Key Brewing Co, Speed Wobbles, Dundalk, 4.2% ABV

                                                                                • Can (12oz)$7.00
                                                                              • IPA, Great Lakes, Hazecraft IPA, Cleveland OH, 6.7% ABV

                                                                                • Can (12oz)$6.00

                                                                              Others

                                                                              • Cider, Jack's Hard Apple, Gettysburg PA, 5.5% ABV

                                                                                • Can (12oz)$6.00
                                                                              • Hard Seltzer,Truly Wild Berry, Boston MA, 5.0% ABV

                                                                                • Can (12oz)$6.00

                                                                              Wine

                                                                                Sparklings

                                                                                • Cava, Bodegas Torre Oria$9.00

                                                                                  • Cava, Los Monteros, Brut Rosé$10.00

                                                                                    Rose

                                                                                    • Garnacha, Lobetia, Vino de la Castilla 2019$10.00

                                                                                      White

                                                                                      • Sauvignon Blanc, Château Gaillard, Touraine 2018$12.00

                                                                                        • Sauvignon Blanc, El Viejo del Valle, Valle Central 2019$8.00

                                                                                          • Gruner Veltliner, Weingut Hollerer, Austria 2018$13.00

                                                                                            • Chardonnay, Lioco, Sonoma County 2017$14.00

                                                                                              • Roussanne / Clairette, Jean Luc Colombo, Les Abeilles, 2018$12.00

                                                                                                Red

                                                                                                • Rhone Blend, Grange de Payan, Côtes du Rhône 2018$9.00

                                                                                                  • Pinot Noir, Illahe, Willamette Valley 2019$15.00

                                                                                                    • Frappato, Paolo Cali, Mandragola, Victoria 2017$15.00

                                                                                                      • Cabernet Blend, Vieux Manoir, Bordeaux 2018$10.00

                                                                                                        • Cabernet ,Ryan Patrick, Rock Island, Columbia Valley 2016$15.00

                                                                                                          • Primitivo, Volere Volare, Puglia 2016$13.00

                                                                                                            Sparklings

                                                                                                            • Champagne, Agrapart & Fils, Terriors, Blanc de Blanc, Avize$105.00

                                                                                                              • Champagne, Gatinois, Aÿ$95.00

                                                                                                                White

                                                                                                                • Albariño, Bodegas Vina Nora, Rias Baixas 2018$52.00

                                                                                                                  • Sancerre, Paul Prieur, Sancerre 2019$55.00

                                                                                                                    • Chardonnay, Vincent Dampt, 'Cote de Lechet', 1er Cru, Chablis 2017$85.00

                                                                                                                      • Chardonnay, Fox Glove, Central Coast 2017$52.00

                                                                                                                        Red

                                                                                                                        • Gamay, Yohan Lardy, Les Michelons, Moulin-A-Vent 2016$55.00

                                                                                                                          • Pinot Noir, Dom. Meix Foulot, 1er Cru, Mercurey 2015$85.00

                                                                                                                            • Pinot Noir, Eric Kent, Sonoma Coast 2018$72.00

                                                                                                                              • Grenache, Domaine du Gour de Chaule, Gigondas 2017$72.00

                                                                                                                                • Syrah, Domaine Courbis, St. Joseph 2018$64.00

                                                                                                                                  • Rhone Blend, Jean Royer Prestige, Châteauneuf du Pape 2017$95.00

                                                                                                                                    • Nerello Mascalese, Passopisciaro, Passorosso, Mt. Etna 2017$75.00

                                                                                                                                      • Aglianico, Elena Fucci, Titolo 2016$80.00

                                                                                                                                        • Nebbiolo, Azelia, Barolo 2015$82.00

                                                                                                                                          • Tempranillo, Muga, Reserva, Rioja 2016$77.00

                                                                                                                                            Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                            What 1,400 people are saying

                                                                                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                                            4.7
                                                                                                                                            4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                            • 4.7Food
                                                                                                                                            • 4.6Service
                                                                                                                                            • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                                                                            • 4.6Value

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                                                                                                                                            • Virginia - DC Suburbs

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                                                                                                                                            • Virginia - DC Suburbs

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                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                              Dined today

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Perfect atmosphere! The food was sooo delicious and Santiago’s service was great.

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                                                                                                                                              PGates

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              23 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Our brunch was amazing…I can honestly recommend anything with brisket in it!

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                                                                                                                                              Andy

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              32 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              32 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                              Waaay too noisy if you sit in the main dining room. Wooden chairs are uncomfortable. Please add a cushion.

                                                                                                                                            4. M

                                                                                                                                              Marcy

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                              4.0

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                                                                                                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                              First time visiting, the food was great & fresh, but noise level was way too loud

                                                                                                                                            5. J

                                                                                                                                              Jeff

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Amazing food at a great value. It really feels like they put their heart and soul into their cooking. It’s the kind of food that makes you smile, and the atmosphere is hard to beat- lively, fun, and comfortable from start to finish. Country style cooking meets elevated bbq, and they make it look easy!

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                                                                                                                                              Lovesfood

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                              Definitely make a reservation when coming on the weekends for brunch. There are 2 parking lots available (one behind and one in front of restaurant) but plenty of street parking. The brisket hash is a must!!

                                                                                                                                            7. MM

                                                                                                                                              MsMs

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                              The host and server and "clearer of dirty dishes" were impressive. The host was helpfull and courteous, The server knew the menu and placement of items, as did the clearer -- no stacking! But, too LOUD anc conversation was difficult.

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                                                                                                                                              Marty

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                              The beef brisket is so very good. It melts in your mouth. The server was very attentive even though there was a full house. The only thing that kept me from giving it a total 5-Star review was the noise level. We had a hard time conversing.

                                                                                                                                            9. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Delicious bbq comfort food. Was able to try the following dishes: juicy and tender brisket, fluffy and light mac n cheese, apple crumble with a hint of savoriness, cornbread and honey butter baked to perfection(perfectly moist and fluffy inside and slightly crunchy and chewy outside), deviled eggs, grilled octopus, shaved fennel and arugula salad, greens, the Brunswick stew, the brussels sprouts with a fish sauce vinaigrette, and the potato dishes. The only disappointment was the brussels sprouts. Appreciated a different spin on a common side dish, but was not a fan. Overall, every dish was a surpassed expectations. So good, had to come back two days later - Ruthie’s food is the kind that has you humming and shimmying happily in your seat with every bite! (PS - the cornbread and mac n cheese are just as delicious for lunch the next day right out of the fridge!)

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                                                                                                                                              ChristinaP

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              First time and everything was great! I’m glad I visit.

                                                                                                                                            11. TJ

                                                                                                                                              TimJ

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Always so good. Neighborhood gem - only wish I lived in the neighborhood so I could visit more often.

                                                                                                                                            12. LB

                                                                                                                                              LyndaB

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner at Ruthie's. Food and service were terrific! We will definitely dine there again!

                                                                                                                                            13. WE

                                                                                                                                              WEDiner

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              A very friendly place to have lunch with friends. The fried chicken salad had an interesting mix of vegetables, avocado, egg and chicken. The cookie and ice cream dessert was definitely big enough to share with friends.

                                                                                                                                            14. BS

                                                                                                                                              BarbaraS

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              4.0

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                                                                                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                              Food was tasty, service was excellent. My only complaint was that there were no umbrellas outside to protect patrons from the sun.

                                                                                                                                            15. MD

                                                                                                                                              MDLAlex

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              21 reviews

                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              21 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              The crabcake sandwich was heavy with mayonnaise- would’ve been helpful to have it on the side. Otherwise, another pleasant time at Ruthie’s.

                                                                                                                                            16. LR

                                                                                                                                              LRxoxo

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              A great first visit - we enjoyed everything and will be back soon.

                                                                                                                                            17. CC

                                                                                                                                              CeliaC

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Everything on the menu is great but definitely try the cornbread and hushppupies! Drinks are amazing as well.

                                                                                                                                            18. FF

                                                                                                                                              FunFoodie2234

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              37 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              37 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                              We've been to all three meals and have never been disappointed with the food and service. The noise can be a problem inside so we try to sit outside as much as possible.

                                                                                                                                            19. DL

                                                                                                                                              DanielL

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall3food5service4ambience1

                                                                                                                                              The food is absolutely exquisite. Staff is exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable. The decor reminds you of those early bird specials - where a bus load of senior citizens would get off. Despite the staff's eagerness, they fail to make it up in service and appearance - despite the high priced menu, there is quite a lack of common day refinement and some might say borderline hygiene - perhaps, it goes with the kitschy folksy southern grandmother theme - it borders on grunge. Way too loud to hear the people at your own table. Definitely not meant for a special occasion.

                                                                                                                                            20. JS

                                                                                                                                              JimiS

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Ruthie's All-Day totally lived up to the hype. I will be back for sure.

                                                                                                                                            21. AM

                                                                                                                                              AshMC

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                              While the appetizers were absolutely amazing. (Tuna Tartare, skillt cornbread, pimento cheest and ham plate). The main dishes of Meat & Sides left a lot to be desired. All of our meet (duck, spare ribs, hanger steak, and chicken tenders) was not basically seasoned with salt. Just a little bit of seasoning on the meat itself before it was cooked would have gone a long way. The sides were very good. I will go back and focus more on getting more appetizers rather than worry about the meat and sides portion of the meal.

                                                                                                                                            22. CH

                                                                                                                                              CodyH

                                                                                                                                              Cincinnati

                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Great place to eat. We're excited to come back and try it again soon.

                                                                                                                                            23. R

                                                                                                                                              Rosie

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                              The noise Level in the restaurant detracted from the overall experience. I could bare hear my friend sitting next to me.

                                                                                                                                            24. Z

                                                                                                                                              Zimlet

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              17 reviews

                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              17 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                              My meal was very good. The service was also excellent. We gad to eat indoors due to the weather. It was extremely loud inside. I was at a table for two and could barely hearmy Guest

                                                                                                                                            25. VB

                                                                                                                                              VBinArlington

                                                                                                                                              Savannah

                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Nice outdoor patio which is far enough removed from Glebe Rd to be quiet. Service was top notch -- friendly, attentive, but not hovering. Food (especially the salmon and smoked brisket) were perfectly cooked and delicious. Don't miss the mocktails!

                                                                                                                                            26. BG

                                                                                                                                              BillG

                                                                                                                                              Memphis/West TN

                                                                                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                              Excellent food; varied menu; good drink selection.

                                                                                                                                            27. M

                                                                                                                                              Mohickeytx

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Delicious food, lovely dining room

                                                                                                                                            28. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Great place - the atmosphere was lovely, food was very good. Only gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because I didn’t care for some of the seasoning on the duck but I’m a bit picky in that way. The duck itself was cooked perfectly and the sides were fantastic. I’ll definitely patronize this establishment again soon.

                                                                                                                                            29. KM

                                                                                                                                              KaMP

                                                                                                                                              San Diego

                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                              Great neighborhood eatery. We dined outside on the terrace because the weather was perfect. Best move of the night—ordering the baked cornbread appetizer..delicious!! Roasted chicken was nice and my wife loved her burger. Pleasant and efficient service made the whole meal very enjoyable. We’ll be back!

                                                                                                                                            30. EB

                                                                                                                                              EllaB

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                              Great place! Loved the ambiance and the servers were so attentive and quick. The grilled oysters were outstanding, I've never had oysters that compared to them. My chicked cobb salad was huge and so flavorful. I took the rest of it home and had it for breakfast. Would recommend and come back!

                                                                                                                                            31. G

                                                                                                                                              Gourmand

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              43 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              43 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                              always fun and a good experience. We were celebrating a birthday so you had his favourite dessert: ice cream and cookies. The candle really put a nice touch on it. And thank you for the "birthday present."

                                                                                                                                            32. EM

                                                                                                                                              EileenM

                                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              This place is incredible! I am picky eater and the food is out of this world and the vibe is uplifting! Love the decor too! Perfect for a group dinner or brunch! I can’t wait to come back for some more of those honey butter biscuits and salmon salad!

                                                                                                                                            33. g

                                                                                                                                              geril

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              53 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              53 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Food was excellent. I was disappointed that our server never brought our donuts that we ordered. i was looking forward to trying those. Next time I guess.

                                                                                                                                            34. CJ

                                                                                                                                              CoachJ

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Ruthie's is now one of our "go to" best places for food. We have taken many of our friends there and they concur that the food is great, the prices are quite reasonable, the service is outstanding and the vibe is terrific. Oh, did I mention the butterscotch pudding for dessert? OMG!!!

                                                                                                                                            35. RH

                                                                                                                                              RenaH

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                              I didn't know that there was 3 different menus breakfast mid day dinner. My BFF and I wanted dinner, our reservations was @ 3 pm dinner was at 4 so we ordered appetizers skillet corn bread and grilled oysters had a few cocktails which was delicious

                                                                                                                                            36. AL

                                                                                                                                              AmyL

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Dining outside on the patio was great. We enjoyed the pancakes, brisket beenie and hushpuppies....all different from conventional foods and delicious!

                                                                                                                                            37. T

                                                                                                                                              Tori

                                                                                                                                              Baltimore

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                              The wings were great and the Brussels sprouts were amazing

                                                                                                                                            38. GI

                                                                                                                                              GIGmbr

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              19 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              19 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Great experience outside at Ruthie's. A Friday at lunch on a beautiful day and of course the restaurant was packed but the service was still excellent. And lunch was truly delicious!

                                                                                                                                            39. J

                                                                                                                                              James

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Consistency and great food and cocktails.

                                                                                                                                            40. MS

                                                                                                                                              MidnightSnack

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              The fluke special was offered two ways - fried in cornmeal or pan-seared. Our table tried both and each was delicious!

                                                                                                                                            Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                              • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                              • Contactless payment available
                                                                                                                                            • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                                              • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                                                            • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                                              • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                                              • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

                                                                                                                                            FAQs

                                                                                                                                            You can order delivery directly from Ruthie's All-Day using the Order Online button. Ruthie's All-Day also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 888-2841.

                                                                                                                                            Ruthie's All-Day is rated 4.7 stars by 1400 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                                            Google Map for Ruthie's All-Day

                                                                                                                                            3411 South 5th St Arlington, VA 22204

                                                                                                                                            Additional information

                                                                                                                                            • Cross street

                                                                                                                                              Glebe and 5th St South

                                                                                                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                              Arlington

                                                                                                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                              Brunch
                                                                                                                                              Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
                                                                                                                                              Dinner
                                                                                                                                              Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                              American, Barbecue

                                                                                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                                                                                              Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                            • Dress code

                                                                                                                                              Business Casual

                                                                                                                                            • Parking details

                                                                                                                                              Ruthie's All-Day has 40 private parking spots assigned for our guests!

                                                                                                                                            • Payment options

                                                                                                                                              AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                            • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                              Matthew Hill

                                                                                                                                            • Additional

                                                                                                                                              Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                            • Phone number

                                                                                                                                              (703) 888-2841

                                                                                                                                            • Catering

                                                                                                                                              Ruthie's All Day provides off-site catering for all occasions and special events. We are able to provide drop-off platters, or provide staffing for more formal catered events. Please contact us at hello@ruthiesallday.com for more information!

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