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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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Today
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Food Really Good...Location Scary

Oysters 3 ways excellent. Etoufee was good. Shrimp were small. Location leaves a lot to be desired. It's on a main drag that's in a seedy neighborhood. Check cashing place is next door. Entire place could use a makeover.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
thomas d
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Sea Bright, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sea Bright, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Oysters 3 ways excellent. Etoufee was good. Shrimp were small. Location leaves a lot to be desired. It's on a main drag that's in a seedy neighborhood. Check cashing place is next door. Entire place could use a makeover.

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Chester, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Why this restaurant is rated in the top 20, is beyond me. Although the staff were very friendly, the food (crusted Haddock & coated Catfish) both had more layers of crust then fish. We could not taste the fish and the coating was not delicious. I may have ordered the wrong item, but will not go back.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I have frequented RT's many times and every single time, I am in awe at how delicious the food is. Each time I bring someone there for the first time, they are taken back by how excellent the food tastes! This is my favorite spot to go to when I'm in the mood for some Louisiana/cajun cuisine! All entrees are... More 

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
388 helpful votes 388 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This was my first visit and went there based on a recommendation, confirmed with research on TripAdvisor. The food was great. I had the Oysters Pinque (spelling??), something that I have never eaten, but I would eat it every time I return here. Nine fried oysters coupled with lump crab meat, with an exceptional sauce. My spouse had spicy crawfish... More 

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Gwynn Oak, Maryland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My husband and I have frequented RT's over the past year. Enough visits that the waiter knows us and what my husband will order for his entrée since he loves their Shrimp Norman so much. I, however, like to try something different every time. On this visit I had one of the specials for the day - Stuffed Haddock with... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My brother made reservations for the four of us for lunch on Christmas Eve, but the reservations were unnecessary because it wasn't very crowded. Nevertheless, in Washington it's always better to be prepared. I didn't know much about the restaurant (and still don't), so I can't speak to much beyond the quality of their food, service and cleanliness. My wife... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I recently had lunch at RT’s with co-workers. Two of them are originally from Mississippi and this is one of their favorite restaurants. I visited New Orleans many years ago so I was somewhat familiar with the cuisine that was on the menu. We started out with some Crab and Shrimp Beignets. They were different than what I remember having... More 

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Central NJ, USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

What can I say? The food was REALLY GOOD. I had pecan crusted haddock which sat upon a pool of tasty buttery cream sauce. I'm pretty sure it wasn't healthy for my arteries, but my mouth enjoyed it enough to make up for it. My son had jambalaya which was surprisingly made with penne pasta, but he asked if it... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had not been to RT's for awhile but it was as good as I remembered. The Jack Daniels Shrimp is always a great beginning and both the Trout Orleans and Oysters Nezpique are outstanding. I'd also recommend the shrimp & crab etouffee and crab & crawfish imperial. The atmosphere is comfortable, the service is attentive, the parking is easy... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've always been particular about my gumbo- I only like my mothers, but the Gumbo at RT's was delicious. Don't miss the crab and shrimp beignets

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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
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?