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RT's Restaurant

3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2409
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Ranked #10 of 650 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $24
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We were heading downtown for dinner, but 395 was jammed so we headed towards home. "How about RT's?" It had been a while, but it was just as I remembered. Oysters Rockefeller were outstanding. My crawfish with red beans and rice were very good as was my wife's shrimp and crab étouffée. The service was good and bill not outrageous.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have been going to RT's for many years. It is a small, neighborhood restaurant located in the area of Del Ray. On weekends it can get crowded and reservations are a good idea. It gets crowded because the food is delicious. It is primarily Cajun style cooking. The menu items are varied, but the nightly specials are truly a... More

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alexandria, va
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Food is heavy that leans on comfort type fair. The atmosphere is congenial although somewhat loud. The service is ok. I will not return.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

One of my fav restaurants in Alex. Always good and great service!! We have been going here since they opened and never had a bad meal- the seafood dishes are really tasty and seasoned to perfection!! Put it on ur list of favorites !!

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Germantown, Maryland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I decided to give this restaurant a try, and it was fantastic! We have not had great cajun cooking food, for some time. I looked this place up on Trip Advisor, and it had really good reviews. RT's Serves very authentic Cajun, New Orleans Style meals. Everything from the Casear Salad, to the Excellent Gumbo, and finally the Shrimp Etoufee,... More

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Alexandria, VA
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584 reviews 584 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
358 helpful votes 358 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is a place that knows how to do it right from A to Z. The food and service are excellent. No exceptions! The creole dishes are really exceptional and cooked to your specs. The salads are delicious and the chocolate mousse is out of this world. The wine selection is good and they are liberal on letting you sample... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Been here a couple times in the last month. I've had the etouffee, soft-shell crab, and oysters. All delicious, fresh, and well-prepared. I've spent lots of time in NOLA and Biloxi, MS area and can attest the food here is authentic. Very kind staff as well.

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Washington DC
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Been trying to to visit this place for many months, so I finally booked a reservation as a surprise for my wife and was very glad with the results. EVERYTHING from butter for the bread thru the Mouse for dessert was fabulous. I started with Oysters Bienville and we also sampled Trout New Orleans. Both excellent. Wines were very good... More

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

After multiple extereme disappointments with the Etouffee at other DC/MD/VA Creole/Cajun restaurants, I was expecting another disappointment. In a former career I lived and worked in parts of the country where the TX chain Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen (none in DC/MD/VA so it's not a locally competing brand) which has (had?) the best Etouffee I ever ate, I was HAPPILY SURPRISED... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were invited here by some friends... when we drove up we were surprised to find they picked a place that seemed in a bit of older run down neighborhood with questionable parking. Sure enough though, the food was freshly made and our waiter treated us as if we were VIPs. It was really nice to find cajun food that... More

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Additional Information about RT's Restaurant

Address: 3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2409
Phone Number: 703-684-6010
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 24
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

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