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RT's Restaurant

3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2409
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Ranked #13 of 642 restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Glebe Rd
Transit: Bus at corner of Russell and Mount Vernon Avenue
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103 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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English first
State College, Pennsylvania
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I struggled between a four and a five for this review. The food was outstanding. I had the Gumbo and my husband the Jambalaya. Both were outstanding. The Jack Daniels shrimp was also outstanding, but I honestly felt it was way overpriced for four very small shrimp. The area is a bit outside of King Street, and the restaurant itself... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I had one of my best meals at this restaurant last Saturday night and ordered the Shrimp and Crawfish Etoufee and it was heavenly. I was deeply touched by the manager, Jen when I walked in and noticed she had reserved one of the VIP booths for me and I was excited to watch the playoff game and catch up... More

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Secunda, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It was the best steak I have ever eaten! Thank you very very very very nice it was really really lovey.

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

A friend and I decided to try something new. I have my local favorites, but have never really found a SUPERB restaurant in Alexandria. Needless to say, this ain't it! Everything - the oysters, the crab soup, and the entrees were "OK" - but nothing noteworthy, especially given the prices.

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Based on trip advisor reviews, off we went!! appetizers: "jack daniels" shrimp with crab-not what we expected but tasty nonetheless. was in a creamy sauce she crab soup-good entrees:Lamb special of the night. husband states it was very good. i had the stuffed shrimp with crawfish crab and it was delicious. Bread served could use a sprucing up. I need... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Our next new restaurant on our list was RT’s..we had heard many great things about it so we decided to give it a try. It is located in Del Ray and very close to Old Town. The parking was really easy, even though they did not appear to have designated parking spots for the establishment. Atmosphere: The outside of the... More

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Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Having read the TripAdviser reviews and needing to catch a flight at Reagan National, I drove to the restaurant and parked directly in front. (Good sign, no?). There were only a few patrons, so seating was a snap. From the title, you know what I ordered. It came with a salad. I chose the house dressing and it was yummy.... More

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Clifton, VA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

If you are missing your favorite New Orleans dish - RTs is the place for you. Everything is about as NOLA as it can get to include the New Orleans restaurant like atmosphere. Been before but it had been a few years. Service is professional and management top notch. Went before a Birchmere event and it was an easy walk... More

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Alexandria, VA
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507 reviews 507 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Recently, my wife and I met friends here for lunch. I had a crab dish and my wife and had a shrimp creole entree. Mine was okay but not great. Too much of the cake and not enough crab in the taste. The side of potato salad was good. My wife could not even eat half of the creole dish.... More

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Kensington, Maryland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

RT's is a great New Orleans style restaurant serving Cajun and Creole dishes. Great drinks including the dirty martini with a splash of bloody mary mix to spice it up. Oysters are excellent, great jambalaya, even better was the crab imperial. Deserts look great but I never have room! Only criticism is the bread should be served warm. Whenever I... More

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