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Ruthie's All-Day, Arlington, VA

Ruthie's All-Day

4.7
4.7
1422 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 1,422 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

                                                                                                                                            NoiseModerate

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                                                                                                                                            • Washington, D.C. Area

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                                                                                                                                            • Virginia - DC Suburbs

                                                                                                                                              American

                                                                                                                                            • Virginia - DC Suburbs

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                                                                                                                                              Anne

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined today

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Always amazing!

                                                                                                                                            2. D

                                                                                                                                              Debbie

                                                                                                                                              Richmond

                                                                                                                                              27 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              27 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Food and service always excellent. A bit noisy at lunch but well worth it. We love it each time we go!

                                                                                                                                            3. GL

                                                                                                                                              GuyLarue

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Always a good meal and there are a lot's to chooses. Service is friendly.

                                                                                                                                            4. C

                                                                                                                                              Christinas

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall3food4service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                              Really nice place but have to do something about the noise level -- tiles, etc. Made the experience difficult.

                                                                                                                                            5. D

                                                                                                                                              Dineindc

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              44 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              44 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                              Really enjoyed Ruthie’s menu and patio. The food was very good except some potatoes on one breakfast plate coming out black as they were so burned. However the service left a lot to desire. This is a second or third time we’ve had the same waiter and the experience hasn’t changed. He’s not very personable but more importantly he never came to ask about drink refills and just provided a “cold” experience. One guest also asked abt the bbq meat and the response was very poor. Hope this is addressed by the restaurant as it’s such a great little spot.

                                                                                                                                            6. CJ

                                                                                                                                              CJBMD007

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                              Great brunch place, but my poor mother in law w hearing problems couldn’t hear anything. The food was amazing but not a good place for hearing impaired.

                                                                                                                                            7. DV

                                                                                                                                              DVAME

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall2food4service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                              This rating is for the hostess, not the food. Arrived early for a reservation. She told me it would be a few minutes. Waited half hour. Watched people walk in and get immediately seated (saw one guest who had a reservation at the exact same time get seated before us and she arrived 15 minutes after us - that person was seated alone (even though it was a party of 3) - we had eaten our lunch and she was still sitting at her table waiting for her other guests to arrive by the time we had left). Inquired again and was shown directly to an empty table outside. There were also several other empty tables near us. I understand staff shortage, but that doesn't mean you jump others in front of waiting guests with a reservation. Update (after meal): Waiter took our order - his service was initially good. Our starters (apple donuts) and coffee never arrived. Our two orders of biscuits and gravy arrived very quickly. Didn't see the waiter again until we had finished our food and were waiting for the check. When he arrived he asked if we had received our starters. We advised we hadn't and he said he'd check on them - at which point we told him we didn't want the as they were the "starter". We asked for the check. He brought out the check and said "I took them off". You took off items that we didn't receive? Very gracious. I do believe the waiter was busy, but a brief stop by our table to check during the meal would have been appropriate. Our only interaction with the waiter was ordering and paying the check. I would give 5 stars for the food. We had the biscuits and gravy (2 orders) and 2 glasses of iced tea (no refills because nobody checked on us). Both the food and the iced tea were spectacular - certainly enjoyed the quality of the food. Overall: Ambiance - very good Food - excellent Service - mediocre Hostess - subpar

                                                                                                                                            8. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Brunch after a 5k. Everything was outstanding.

                                                                                                                                            9. D

                                                                                                                                              Diane

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Salmon on salad or as entree is prepared perfectly. The salads are great with a blend of standard and unique greens to please the palette. Nice vibe and music. Some paneling inside to absorp noise would be welcomed.

                                                                                                                                            10. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Fabulous meal. The fried chicken breakfast sandwich was delicious, and the espresso drinks were great. Highly recommend!

                                                                                                                                            11. MB

                                                                                                                                              MelodyB

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Great brunch spot!

                                                                                                                                            12. k

                                                                                                                                              kell

                                                                                                                                              Baltimore

                                                                                                                                              24 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              24 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Excellent wait staff...good food Enjoyed outdoor seating. But would recommend a large retractable awning or sail rather than umbrellas

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                                                                                                                                              niceevening

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience1

                                                                                                                                              We really enjoyed dinner at Ruthie's. We will go back.

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                                                                                                                                              Airun

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                              Food was excellent, but the place is way to noisy and the service is just okay. Food: Our favorites were the brisket, the pulled pork, the brussels sprout and the potato salad. Noise: Terrible. I was there when the restaurant opened and it was already terrible. I thought that by now they might have done something about it. Service: We felt rushed to leave, as many waiters insisted to take our plates when we were still eating. We were not even offered desert. I recommend this restaurant if you only care about food.

                                                                                                                                            15. SB

                                                                                                                                              SarahB

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Excellent. Staff was very helpful, kind, and swift. Get the cornbread.

                                                                                                                                            16. g

                                                                                                                                              gastroadventure

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                              Great casual dinner on the patio. Service prompt and friendly

                                                                                                                                            17. JC

                                                                                                                                              JoeC

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              This is my "go-to" place for lunch and brunch. I can't wait to try dinner and breakfast too. Great indoor and outdoor seating. Menu is just the right size, and the cocktails are delicious! Highly recommend!

                                                                                                                                            18. SV

                                                                                                                                              StaceyV

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                              Their smoked brisket is out of this world. The meat + 2 or 3 is a great bargain because it'll feed you at least twice!

                                                                                                                                            19. DO

                                                                                                                                              DougO

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Lovely time on the patio under clear skies. The food (hangar steak and pan-seared halibut special) was quite good. We had a great time and recommend Ruthie’s to many others.

                                                                                                                                            20. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                                                                            21. PG

                                                                                                                                              PGates

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              23 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              23 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                                                                            22. A

                                                                                                                                              Andy

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              32 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              32 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience3

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

                                                                                                                                            23. M

                                                                                                                                              Marcy

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience3

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

                                                                                                                                            24. J

                                                                                                                                              Jeff

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                              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!

                                                                                                                                            25. L

                                                                                                                                              Lovesfood

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                              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!!

                                                                                                                                            26. MM

                                                                                                                                              MsMs

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                                                            27. M

                                                                                                                                              Marty

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                                                            28. OT

                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                              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!)

                                                                                                                                            29. CP

                                                                                                                                              ChristinaP

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                                                                            30. PM

                                                                                                                                              PietroMc

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              100 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              100 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                              Good food, friendly service, lots of variety.

                                                                                                                                            31. TJ

                                                                                                                                              TimJ

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                                                                            32. LB

                                                                                                                                              LyndaB

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                                                                            33. WE

                                                                                                                                              WEDiner

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                                                            34. BS

                                                                                                                                              BarbaraS

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience3

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

                                                                                                                                            35. MD

                                                                                                                                              MDLAlex

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              21 reviews

                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                              21 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                                                            36. LR

                                                                                                                                              LRxoxo

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                                                                            37. CC

                                                                                                                                              CeliaC

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                                                                            38. FF

                                                                                                                                              FunFoodie2234

                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                              37 reviews

                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                              37 reviews

                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                                                            39. 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.

                                                                                                                                            40. 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.

                                                                                                                                            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 1422 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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