Ruthie's All-Day

4.8
145 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 145 people are saying
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Michael
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

While the food was good, the prices are a bit high. However it was the service that will cause me not to go again. Service was slow and inconsistent. And when the check arrived the total was incorrect.

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Rachel
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the 3rd time I’ve been to Ruthie’s, and they never disappoint. The food is excellent - especially the breakfast/brunch options - and the staff is very attentive and friendly.

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ambsxxo
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service, and modest prices! The menu is fun but also has a home style feel. We loved Ruthies and plan to go back soon!

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LaraineB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We highly recommend the octopus appetizer. We think we might order several of these next time. The hot toddy and the "adult" hot chocolate were amazing. We also loved the brisket entree. Sadly, we had no more room for desert, but we would have ordered the campfire cookies and ice cream. 10/10 highly recommend!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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vipCarrisaJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place reminds me of, if Gilmore Girls had a dinner version of Lukes but for Arlington, this would be it. I love it!

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Aaron
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and the price was more than reasonable! Great experience, we will definitely be going back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the staff was really friendly with two toddlers at the table screeching/making a small mess. Will definitely return (with and without the kids) in the future!

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vipMh21
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure when dining here! The staff is beyond hospitable, and the food is AMAZING. Kylie is one of our favorite service team members! She goes above and beyond and truly ensures a memorable dining experience. Kylie was able to recommend a fantastic wine that paired well with one of chef Matt’s market features one evening when we dined for dinner. That steak was awesome, and the primitivo was an excellent choice and a newly discovered personal favorite. We’ve been coming multiple times through the months since they’ve opened, and will continue to do so.

Todd & Chef Drew-cie deserve special shout outs as well, as they are not only great workers. But pretty to look at and enhance the dining experience even further. 😇

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MaryJean
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals we have had in Arlington in a long time! The drinks were great, the service was amazing. Highly recommend!

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Marty
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Love, love, love Ruthie's All-Day. A very friendly neighborhood place with good parking and great food. I've tried them for breakfast, brunch, lunch, midday, dinner and carryout. It has become my go-to place. The barbecue beef brisket is outstanding. I haven't found a place in Arlington/Falls Church whose beef brisket is as good - not Texas Jack's, nor Sloppy Mama's, nor Liberty Tavern, nor Rocklands. I also love their octopus appetizer offered at dinner. I think it is even better than Nostos' octopus. RAD also has great cocktails, too. I especially appreciated their hot mulled cider with bourbon (or rum) on these cold days. My only complaint is that the service, while friendly and knowledgeable, is slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Wood grilled oysters app and branzino +grits +brussles were fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Ruthie’s All-Day about 5 times and all have been great meals and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So glad Ruthie’s is part of the neighborhood now!

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StephanieS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we loved it! Sitting outside on the patio was very comfortable on a random warm-ish January day. Food, drinks, and service were fantastic! This will definitely be one of our new neighborhood favorites!

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came by for brunch and it was fantastic. It’s a must try and welcome to the neighborhood

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JohnM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

RAD is a fantastic neighborhood spot and has been a great addition to Arlington Historic Heights. The food is fantastic; particularly the ribs. The staff also provide an excellent experience, from the waiters to the owner walking around to tables interacting with patrons, its a dinner experience you wont regret.

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4Jacks
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend!! We went on New Year's Eve. Food was excellent and served in a reasonable length of time. We were seated immediately. Our waiter was superb. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. We brought 2 guests who had never eaten there. They both loved it!

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TinaY
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. The staff person on the grill did that work. Service was incredibly.

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Heightseater
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal. Ate outside with the heating units.

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vipNeal25
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was fresh and good but could’ve been warmer when it came out

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PamelaF
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third time enjoying breakfast at Ruthie's - I enjoy the space and feel safe; the staff are helpful and pleasant and the food is delicious. I look forward to going for lunch one day soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Matt Hill Masterpiece. Perfect pairings of wines with just the right touch of regular food and the hard to find made perfectly. Get the Duck. Get the Deviled Eggs. Wings are good (ask for extra crispy). And a gluten free menu upon request. Loved it.

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AJ18
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

What a fun new place near the Ballston area. Ruthie's has a great menu, and I was glad to see diners there on Christmas Eve. Wonderful service. However, the food was just okay. My husband's brisket and fries were cold when served, and our bronzino was overcooked. My duck was very good, but the dirty rice that came with it was blah. However, definitely order the hush puppies- best thing on the menu.

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Tatianaw
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been twice now and have really enjoyed it! We sat inside and felt very safe (covid). The cornbread skillet was amazing as were the hush puppies. We all had brisket and it all was delicious.

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vipDebbiedoesdctoo
Washington DC
110 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first time at Ruthies All Day did not disappoint. Holy biscuit. Mmmmm

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Jeff
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food that fills you up without weighing you down. You can tell a lot of heart and soul goes into the food and making customers happy, and we loved every second (and bite) of it!

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Esther
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just happened to scroll through Yelp and found this place. Absolutely loved it. Awesome service and the brunch biscuit sandwich was heavenly. Definitely recommend.

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vipPeter
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such great food. Sat on the heated patio. Had a wonderful time.

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BrentB
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great omelette, brisket hash looked delicious, and apple donuts were unreal

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LynnR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. I will definitely be going back soon.

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Courttt333
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service was good but the food was not. The ribs were soo salty and I like salt. They also tasted very smokey in a bad way. The fries were fine but could have been warmer and more crispy. The hush puppies were also “fine.” The campfire cookies dessert seemed to be 3 cookies that were previously made just heated up in a microwave with one small scoop of ice cream. Not very good to split 3 cookies with someone with one small scoop of ice cream. I could have made something better at home.

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vipDCLiveWorkPlay
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again we had a great dinner at Ruthie's! I tried the salmon this time and it was delicious- perfectly grilled and flavorful. We got all veg again for the sides because their vegetables are amazing. Their outdoor space is very nice. They have heaters but as it gets more chilly, plan to BYOB (Bring Your Own Blanket) to lay over your lap and you'll enjoy a nice night out.

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LPRP1
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality food that tastes delicious! First time at Ruthies! I will definitely go again.

Sat at outdoor seating. Tables spread apart. Felt safe eating there.

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KelleyO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic/delicious food with wonderful service! We've had both their dinner and brunch menus on several occasions and were beyond satisfied each time!

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SamanthaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruthie’s is quickly becoming our favorite restaurant. Food and service are outstanding. Outdoors seating with heaters are a plus. Highly recommend!!!

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vipTomC
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Grilled salmon good. Sides average.

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Shannon
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as was the service and outdoor dining.

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ChadL
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. My fourth visit, introducing another family member to your great food and service. You’re a keeper!

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 4.8 stars by 145 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.