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Ruthie's All-Day, Arlington, VA

Ruthie's All-Day

4.7
4.7
1638 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 86 times today

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  • Order online

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

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What 1,638 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    American

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    American

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. MC

    MattC

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great evening out. BBQ dishes were excellent. Sat outside even with the heat and their umbrellas and fans were great.
  2. SS

    ShaS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Nice place for brunch with plenty of PARKING!!!!!!! Food was affordable and GOOD— I ordered the deviled eggs, hush puppies, and chicken and biscuit sammie. The Ruthies Lemonade was disappointing, do not recommend. This place is very busy and noisy.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing as was service!!
  4. T

    Tanya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ruthie’s is always a great experience! The brisket Bennie is amazing!
  5. T

    Theresa

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Searched for 10 years for great homemade hash for my hubby. Ruthie's hit a home run with their delicious brisket hash and my brisket bennie. The meat melted in your mouth from 14 hours on the smoker. Eggs perfectly poached, creative ingredients, coffee and water filled with a smile. The gooey chocolate chip cookies with ice cream on top provided gratis for hubby's birthday treat was enough to share, and I am so glad because it was to die for! We will be back. This place lives up to the great press, and then some.
  6. SR

    SerenaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from the ambiance, the food, and the service was amazing. The brisket hash, pancakes, biscuits, beef sausage, and biscuits with gravy were all delicious.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous as was service. Hostess was so considerate, finding a corner table so there would be less noise and checking in to see that everyone was comfortable.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Phenomenal food and service, but the noise level is incredible. I couldn’t even have a conversation with my friend. I will be getting food to go for sure. Maybe if I sat outside it would be better.
  9. KF

    KatherineF

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We ordered drinks, appetizers, and two entrees. Unfortunately the entrees came out about three minutes after our appetizer. I know turning the tables is important early in the evening but we felt very rushed.
  10. SW

    SandraW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This was our first time...read about this place and wonderful reviews. Food was great, nice looking facility. But the NOISE level was horrible. Couldn't talk easily or quietly. We came for lunch. Can't even imagine how noisy it must be on weekend brunch. Wish that weren't so.
  11. s

    sofiam

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    My salad was bad, the chicken was chewy. My friend had the burger and said it was good.
  12. TA

    ToniA

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxed and pleasant lunch!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sat on porch - shared some apps. Server was highly attentive and gave us time to connect and decide what we wanted. Food was good as it always is and the drinks were very good.
  14. a

    aps7

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is fantastic. Food is wonderful and reasonably priced. Terrific outdoor patio. Don't skip the butterscotch pudding!
  15. JB

    JonsBlog

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This visit was every bit a pleasant as our previous ones. Creatively good food, good service, good prices, comfortably relaxed ambience. We’ll return again.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food in casual atmosphere, best to go early!
  17. T

    Thyme2dine

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sisters say its the best they’ve ever had. Service and food were excellent!
  18. PM

    PietroMc

    Washington DC

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service. A favorite.
  19. AK

    AgnieszkaK

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! I will definitely be back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    It was nice. The menu selection was low for a brunch. If we had not already ordered we would have hone somewhere else. The restaurant was quaint, and the food vooked well. I think I saw pictures of the dinner menu and pictured a different plate.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Had a reservation outside, started to rain, then they sat us at the bar with no space for 2 chairs. Seemed like no one wanted us there except for the bartender. Not great for a first time, and I really want to give you all another chance but I don’t want history to repeat is self.
  22. DE

    DavidE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food, good service, but experience marred by overwhelming noise indoors at lunch
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere!! Coffee was amazing. Laid back but refined and cool. I got the chicken biscuit for brunch and loved it.
  24. I

    Izzy

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was fantastic! We’ll definitely be back! Great ambiance, crowd favorites were the biscuits & jam. Cornbread was delicious as was the eggs Benedict & biscuits and gravy.
  25. AU

    AngieU

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday Brunch did not disappoint! The skillet cornbread is something I could eat everyday, smothered in the benne butter, it’s the best! The place was hopping with diners but the service was smooth and kept up without any problem. Already looking at my calendar to book another meal!
  26. P

    Paul

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Brisket was amazing! Parking was a breeze! Prices are just right!
  27. CT

    CTJs

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent brunch experience, with unique takes on classic dishes and drinks. We will be back to try the dinner menu. The staff were great and the interior is bright and inviting. The noise level did make it difficult to carry conversation. I'm not sure if any acoustic improvements could be made with decor or ceiling additions.
  28. AM

    AmyM

    Washington DC

    69 reviews

    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    My friend and I came here for brunch, I had only gotten dinner take out previously so had been wanting to eat there. We sat outside under an umbrella which is a really cute area. We shared an appetizer and started to see other customer’s meals come out with huge plates and potions. So we decided to share an entree which was perfect. The food was great and tasty but our service could’ve been a notch better. Our food came out timely but it took us a while to get our server’s attention multiple times. We also asked for an extra plate from the person that brought our our food and that never happened. I would go back to have lunch or dinner to try again next time.
  29. PL

    PaulL

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food. Room very loud.
  30. SE

    SESWho

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service. A great, casual go-to place for food and beverage.
  31. SM

    SkierMomArlington

    Washington DC

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about this place! Our third time here. Service is friendly and professional -- I think they are a little short-staffed, as we noticed multiple (different) people delivering food and busing to the same tables, but that reflects a great teamwork dynamic among the staff. Their fried chicken remains fabulous. When you order salmon rare, be it on a salad or as an entree, they REALLY pay attention! So nice to actually get rare salmon when you ask for it. Deviled eggs are divine. LOVE the southern style charcuterie (pimento cheese and onion relish on their housemade biscuits? -- AGAIN PLEASE!
  32. TP

    TonyP

    Washington DC

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We are return guests because the food is great, wait staff friendly and we enjoy their outdoor seating. I consider it a gem in Arlington and want to try it for breakfast some day.
  33. DC

    DCeater

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Bbq is smoked and delicious. Big portions
  34. AS

    AnneS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Menu offers something for everyone.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside so the noise level was low as compared to inside. The heat index was high but we didn’t mind and drank lots of iced tea with bottomless offers for more. Thank you for the overhead fans and umbrellas. And the ability to reserve a table outside. Our waiter was perfect on timing and service and we sat for as long as we wanted the table. Then again, it was in the 90s so there weren’t a lot of people clambering for lunchtime seating. 😂
  36. AB

    AprilB

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food and a positive atmosphere.
  37. RH

    RyanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super impressed - all of the food was amazing. Grilled octopus and wood grilled old bay curry shrimps were outstanding! Love the whole vibe of the place. Location is also amazing - south Arlington is lucky to have a place like this. Bonus that parking is easy. Beer selection was a big surprise, couldn’t believe they had Eggenburg Pils from Austria on draft.
  38. M

    Michele

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was as good as I’ve heard. It was excellent and will definitely go back and try brunch.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Overall wonderful experience, only complaint was the noise level. It was so loud you had to scream to have a simple conversation with someone next to you. We both left with slightly sore throats from just trying to catch up over brunch. This might not be within the restaurants control, but someone customers need to be aware of if you’re wanting to chat easily.
  40. b

    barrydrucker012153

    Washington DC

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent bbq. The noise level inside is high making conversation somewhat difficult. Our table was right near the bar and a large group waiting for a table encroached on our space.

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 1638 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 86 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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