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3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2409 (Glebe Rd)
Bus at corner of Russell and Mount Vernon Avenue
703-684-6010
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
GO HERE NOW!!! A HIDDEN GEM FOR AUTHENTIC CAJUN & MORE!

Three of us Went here for dinner while on business at tye Alexandria Hilton Mark Hotel. Small, clean, friendly, casual vibe with AMAZING AND AUTHENTIC Cajun cuisine. The freshest lump crab! the oysters on the half shell were plump amd succulent. Great drinks, good service, very reasonable prices... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
lynnz22
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New England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Three of us Went here for dinner while on business at tye Alexandria Hilton Mark Hotel. Small, clean, friendly, casual vibe with AMAZING AND AUTHENTIC Cajun cuisine. The freshest lump crab! the oysters on the half shell were plump amd succulent. Great drinks, good service, very reasonable prices. You wont be disappointed. Go,go,go!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Although I've been working in the D.C. area for three years now, it took a recently published review on Yelp for me to notice RT's Restaurant. Having married a full-blooded Cajun and having spent more than 30 years cooking gumbos, étouffées, jambalayas and grillades for family and friends, I make a point to search out authentic Cajun cooking. RT's is... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

For over 25 years, RT's has been a go to favorite. Things have not changed much. The decor and food are pretty much the same. The wait staff is still always a joy to deal with. This eatery along with the Birchmere nightclub helped to revitalize the Arlandria area. The food continues to be wonderful. My favorites start with the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

On a family vacay in DC, and after a day of endless walking, the family was famished and ready for great food...didn't happen. This restaurant selection proves to be an $80.00 (3 entrees, 1 soup) disappointment. The Death by Gumbo and Shrimp Norman reviews and pictures looked great...but they both lacked true cajun kick and flavor. The Red Seafood Chowder... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I was in Arlington on business a few months ago and was looking for a place to eat. I happened to drive by RT's and there was a guy walking out. I asked him about the food and he explained it to me and said it was great. hat the heck. So I went in. I really like the atmosphere... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Food was really good for something that's not from this area. It's an older place that's like a hole in the wall but sometimes those are the best places to eat. It's not in a fancy area but the wife and I felt safe. I had the Death by Gumbo and the wife had the Shrimp Norman. I gave it... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We come here maybe 2-3 times a year. Great Cajun food. Shrimp with lump crab meat appetizer - excellent - 4 shrimp, nice for sharing. I had a veal chop special - spicy and juicy. Key lime pie is fantastic. The wait staff here is very professional - same staff whenever we come in, not college kids on summer break.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We sat in the bar area, which was fun and more animated. The food was delicious. Fish were terrific. My pasta jambalaya was great. Drinks were tasty; we ended up having one too many!

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Hamilton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Love, love, love the food and the staff at RT's. We first tried the restaurant 17 years ago and we are still coming back. It's not in the loveliest part of the city, but that's irrelevant when you account for the familiar and friendly faces and the consistently brilliant meals. I'm not the most adventurous eater and normally stick with... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

In 20 years, this was one of the only times I have been disappointed with the food at RT's. While the mahi in my special was tasty and nicely crusted with andouille sausage, it came on a bed of roasted potatoes that were completely saturated with oil and virtually inedible. Most remained on the plate. The service, as always, was... 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2409
    (Glebe Rd)
  • Public Transportation: Bus at corner of Russell and Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: 703-684-6010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 24
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
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

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