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RT's Restaurant

3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2409
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Ranked #14 of 641 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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I've been a fan of RT's since 1997. The food is always delicious and the Calamari and Jack Daniels Shrimp are my favorites! The service is always wonderful!

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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful old school, basic, southern seafood. If you like fried fish, great gumbo, southern style seafood, RTs is a great spot. Don't expect Legal Seafoods here, just basic, down home southern cooking. Highly recommend.

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Washington DC
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80 reviews 80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A neighborhood favorite. Specials are several etouffes, which do not disappoint. there are mildly spiced and reminiscent of New Orleans. The oyster salad was quite good (fired oysters on a green salad). The appetizer of oysters on the half-shell was relatively bland. $75 for two with drinks.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

An unimposing location delivers an outstanding dining experience. The crawfish and crab beignet (sp?) appetizer is super. The traditional cajun dishes are wonderful. The softshell crabs are dressed with a tasty sauce. Service is just right. I'd make this #1 on my Alexandria list.

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Have the She Crab Soup.....love it. Cajun/seafood, everything was wonderful. Great service, spotless restaurant. Small, local setting. Mostly locals, staff greeted everyone!

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Centreville, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

R.T.'s is simply the best! The service is great, the food is amazing! PLEASE, don't let the location fool you...if you haven't been you absolutely must try this place if you like seafood. The entire menu is amazing, but my latest time here I had the she-crab soup (BEST EVER) and the smothered catfish. Its fried catfish smothered in shrimp... More

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Tysons Corner, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good restaurant and bar. Small, intimate restaurant and bar. If you are in the area, I recommend it.

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Treasure Island, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Been coming to this restaurant since it opened and I've never had a bad meal. Everything is always fresh and filling. My favorite is the She Crab Soup, you must try it. I've even called ahead to order this delicious soup for take home some nights. One of my all time favorite restaurants back home.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My 1st time at RT's and I will be back. The neighbor and the outside will make you wonder but I guarantee when you eat here you will be glad to stopped in. The service was good and the food even better. My friend had the smothered catfish and and I had the Shrimp & Crab Etouffée, both were delicious.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Just went to RT's this week and I am a customer for life! Pro's Food is fantastic! I ordered a muffaletta (with Hot sausage) and it totally rocked! RT's Ale on tap is ANAZING, I would love to take a jug home Prices are on point and service is quick. Kat the bartender is really friendly and makes you feel... More

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