Ruthie's All-Day

4.6
787 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 787 People Are Saying
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JenniferO
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruthies All Day has become my go-to spot for every occasion: delicious brunch with friends or family, date night, casual dinner, entertain visitors, or drinks with the gals. I can’t say enough about the quality and freshness of the food, the staff and the owners. It’s a gem!

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vipKristinS
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love this place. Consistently good. Would enjoy more vegetarian options. And it’s quite loud. I’m sure the patio would be excellent but haven’t had a chance to eat out there. Thank you for providing this wonderful option. Will keep trying for the patio!

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RFEd
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A menu with lots of choices and GREAT value. Nice, big patio. Easy to make a reservation, including outdoors. I recommend the brussels sprouts!

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Patterson
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in the neighborhood and have ordered takeout from Ruthies many times. On this evening we reserved a table for five on the patio and brought three of our friends who had never been there before for cocktails and dinner. Ruthies has a nice variety of entrée options and everyone got something different. All of the dinners had very generous portions and everyone loved the food. The service was great and outdoor patio provided a perfect setting for catching up with long time friends.

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DCRedHead
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! We love that they have nailed elevated southern comfort food and great hospitality. Also, excellent cocktails and a very nice ambiance.

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vipcmc315
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Delicious drinks -get the Ruthie’s All Day Lemonade! My husband had the tuna tartare appetizer snd the Branzino and enjoyed both very much. I wasn’t hungry but ordered a salad with chicken and it was absolutely delicious. Moist, flavorful chicken and great salad dressing. You can pay by scanning a code on your receipt so everything is touchless.

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SuzieB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

INCREDIBLE brunch spot, favorite in town. Best biscuits and gravy I've had. The ambiance is killer, prices are great, and food is delicious. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Outdoor seating was well spaced and comfortable. Would definitely be going back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Loved the outdoor seating

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JohnJ
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this place! The menu and service are great!

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vipLenni
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to RAD many times. Last night I had smoked baby lamb chops. They were out of this world!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this place last minute and ended up being so great! The food was amazing but so was the staff!!

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AveryC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific meal—best pulled pork I’ve ever had, and my wife enjoyed the brisket.

I can’t hold you responsible for the flies, but they were annoying, and I wonder if you can do anything about them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food; wonderful service. Love the patio seating. I’m glad to see the staff is back to wearing masks.

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Evie
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious! I loved everything we ate, and couldn't help but want every other order that went by us! It is very popular so definitely book a reservation.

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vipCharlesS
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We picked another terrific evening to sit outside on the patio. Our party of three enjoyed some RAD menu favorites, a grilled fish special, and we all shared the outstanding peach cobbler. Todd mentioned that when peaches are no longer in season, the cobbler may soon feature apples. This is just one more reason - among many reasons (grilled entree specials and changing side dishes) - to look forward to future meals at RAD!

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JeanP
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, cocktails! What more could I ask for? Our server was attentive to details and knowledgable of the menu and made great suggestions. Meat lovers and our pescatarian all found great choices and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Outside ambiance looked inviting, though we made reservations indoors due to forecasted heat. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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vipTimT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for safe, comfortable outdoor dining. The ability to specify an outdoor table for a specific time is a great option given these times. The outdoor area is spacious so there is plenty of space for tables. The food is great and the value is great. We've been there several times and always enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
7 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Brunch was good. We got seated ahead of our registration time after we explained the our friends’ plane was rerouted to BWI and it was a tight timeline. They were very understanding. I didn’t particularly care for the sausage gravy (too milky), but everything else was excellent.

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UncleJumbo
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, and the patio is a really nice and quiet spot with plenty of shade.

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vipMaryannM
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful brunch at RAD. Our first time having breakfast there and it’s as good as we expected based on our experience at dinner time. Wonderful! We will be back!

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Vegetarischbynature
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Steak was really good, Brussels beyond comparison and roasted squash with quinoa super tasty and unique. Extra plus for having Shiner's Bock!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We had 2 tables as we had kids w/us (teens) & explained that to our waiter. He told the lady that had their table (2 tables over). She never greeted the table. I had to ask someone who was the waitress as they were ready to order. She wasn’t nice. I tried to give the benefit of the doubt as places are under staffed, but then say something. A simple “I’m sorry, we’re understaffed…” My food was cold, but I wasn’t going to send it back as they were busy. Kids thought food was ok, some of it was a bit greasy for their taste (might be fine for others). I want to give them a try again, but will pick a less busy time.

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Samantha
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Neighborhood staple that I'll be frequenting regularly!

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Marelwynne
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

We liked our octopus appetizer last time we dined at Ruthie’s but this time it was gloppy (way too much sauce!) and rubbery (ick).
The deviled eggs were great. We liked our Rhone wine and cornbread. But those three items do not a good experience make.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Dinner was good, but service is abrupt and a bit clumsy. They sat us in a room with boxes and silverware trays, this should be cleaned up if you want larger parties to have a good atmosphere and not feel like an afterthought. Server, hostesses and busing staff all need a little polish.

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JohnT
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was well prepared and fresh. Would benefit from additional menu items.
Would be nice if you could bring your own wine.

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Luckyone
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had the salmons and the sauce was watery and had little taste.

The noise was a major issue, even after staff moved us to a separate section of the restaurant.

My first waiter was able to deliver an Arnold Palmer. When I asked a different waiter for a refill, she insisted that the restaurant did not have sweet tea, so it could not provide an Arnold Palmer

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Jiahorn
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

There’s a nice but small outdoor patio. Unfortunately lots of flies everywhere.

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Jerry
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly delicious food and good service. I’ve been to Ruthie’s several times and all lunches have been great!

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vipCharlesS
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was another memorable visit to RAD, with friends from Colorado who thoroughly enjoyed their first-time experience at RAD. The smoked pork chop and the peach cobbler were both hits with our out-of-town friends.

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William
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good and portions were generous. Service was attentive and it’s a nice, bright atmosphere. It’s somewhat loud inside.

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vipBillC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot! Brisket was outstanding and the sides are over the top.

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MidnightSnack
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken cooked over live fire is my go to dinner and I could eat it daily. All the smoked meats are incredible, as are the delicious sides. Do NOT miss the milk bread, biscuits and expert desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here for breakfast, brunch, dinner. Each time has been fantastic from the chicken and biscuit to the sticky ribs I’ve also had a burger I can’t rave enough about the food. Do yourself a favor and just go out you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

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StefanieC
Washington DC
1 review