Ruthie's All-Day

10 ratings
$ • Barbecue Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Dessert, Fries, Sandwiches
77% of 9 votes say it's celiac friendly
3411 5th St S
Arlington, VA 22204

Top Reviews


Celiac

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I was so happy to see a gluten free menu. I told the server about gluten free and placed an order for the meat and 2 sides. When the crispy Brussel Sprouts came I ate a couple and they were delicious. As I looked further I saw breaded fried onions mixed in and asked the server. Well they gave me the wrong thing and it had gluten and I have been feeling awful ever since.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 5 days ago read full review

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While the food was excellent, bbq was superb, I am confused as to why this place has such positive reviews from the celiac community. They do have a gluten free menu, and I did stress that I was celiac and spoke extensively about the food prep, but I am currently having a severe reaction from my meal. I would say if you are gluten free by choice, then it is a great place but otherwise I would steer away if you are sensitive to gluten exposure of any sort.

On a side note: they seem to be VERY unstaffed and as a result our service was terrible and slow. I wouldn’t recommend eating here if you’re in a hurry.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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They have many great GF options on their GF menu (available online too). Have gone multiple times and have not had issues. I feel really safe eating here.

I let my server know I have a GF allergy (I didn’t mention celiac even though I am because sometimes it’s exhausting) when I ordered a salad that came with croutons. When the server was about to set the dish down, he noticed the croutons were present and immediately said he’d take care of it. When he delivered the salad without croutons, I asked if it was a new salad and he assured me it was new. Without prompting, he explained that they will always make a new salad because some people are sensitive to cross contact and contamination.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 month ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Dessert
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Barbecue
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Gluten Intolerant

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Delicious food. Gluten free menu and friendly wait staff. Dedicated fryer gave me the opportunity to have chicken wings- yum. Pulled pork, dill potato salad, and pinto beans were all good.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Legitimately delicious food. I got the pulled pork with baked beans and cole slaw which was a perfect pairing. I also let them know that I had a celiac and they volunteered to have the chefs wash their hands and makes sure everything would be safe. I ended up feeling alright after the meal.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I have been here many times I appreciate the gf menu, the carefulness of the waitstaff, and my gf food has always been excellent.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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There is a gluten free menu and dedicated fryers for their gluten free items (fries, chicken wings, etc). The server was very knowledgeable and told us if he labeled the order gluten free, the computer wouldn't let him add an item to the order that was not on the gf menu. He said all gf items are celiac safe.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered a gluten-free burger and fries. The manager told me the fries were in a dedicated fryer. They normally mix burgers and buns on the same grill and when I explained that I have celiac, the manager offered to cook the burger in a separate clean pan. The gluten-free burger bun was extremely tasty – – way better than most normal buns. The shoestring fries, which they call something else, were exquisite. It’s been about four hours since lunch and I have had no adverse reactions. Again, the meal was delicious and I plan to return.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Delicious BBQ with plenty of GF and DF options. It helped that our server was also GF.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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