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RT's Restaurant

3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2409
703-684-6010
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Ranked #12 of 651 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $24
Hours:
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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English first
Greensboro, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Alexandria, VA
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598 reviews 598 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
364 helpful votes 364 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Extra fine plus a restaurant with service to match. Tip, try the Muscadet wine with a Sauteed Shrimp & Lump Crabmeat lunch. This is a great match. I have eaten here at least a dozen times and never had a bad meal. This is a place that has not stood still. Still innovating to prepare new and exciting foods.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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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Alexandria
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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
18 helpful votes 18 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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