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RT's Restaurant

3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2409
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Ranked #6 of 627 restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Glebe Rd
Transit: Bus at corner of Russell and Mount Vernon Avenue
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88% Recommend
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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Based on trip advisor reviews, off we went!! appetizers: "jack daniels" shrimp with crab-not what we expected but tasty nonetheless. was in a creamy sauce she crab soup-good entrees:Lamb special of the night. husband states it was very good. i had the stuffed shrimp with crawfish crab and it was delicious. Bread served could use a sprucing up. I need... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Our next new restaurant on our list was RT’s..we had heard many great things about it so we decided to give it a try. It is located in Del Ray and very close to Old Town. The parking was really easy, even though they did not appear to have designated parking spots for the establishment. Atmosphere: The outside of the... More

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Having read the TripAdviser reviews and needing to catch a flight at Reagan National, I drove to the restaurant and parked directly in front. (Good sign, no?). There were only a few patrons, so seating was a snap. From the title, you know what I ordered. It came with a salad. I chose the house dressing and it was yummy.... More

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Clifton, VA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

If you are missing your favorite New Orleans dish - RTs is the place for you. Everything is about as NOLA as it can get to include the New Orleans restaurant like atmosphere. Been before but it had been a few years. Service is professional and management top notch. Went before a Birchmere event and it was an easy walk... More

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Alexandria, VA
Top Contributor
453 reviews 453 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Recently, my wife and I met friends here for lunch. I had a crab dish and my wife and had a shrimp creole entree. Mine was okay but not great. Too much of the cake and not enough crab in the taste. The side of potato salad was good. My wife could not even eat half of the creole dish.... More

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Kensington, Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

RT's is a great New Orleans style restaurant serving Cajun and Creole dishes. Great drinks including the dirty martini with a splash of bloody mary mix to spice it up. Oysters are excellent, great jambalaya, even better was the crab imperial. Deserts look great but I never have room! Only criticism is the bread should be served warm. Whenever I... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Love this place for either a business lunch or a dinner with the wife. Great creole food, though they tend to call it Cajun. The soups are superior as is the fish. house salad dressing is the way to go. either she crab or gator soup. fish and fries is my preference but the steaks are nice as well key... More

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Lorton, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

I visited RT's on a cold windy Day in January. I have been coming here for over twenty years. The hostess tried to seat us at a booth right next to the door. A blast of cold air would roll in whenever the dirt opened. When I objected, I got an attitude from the hostess. Rather than leave, we decided... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We first ate at R.T.'s some years ago for New Year's Eve, when we wanted seafood in a comfortable setting that was not necessarily a DC-area seafood/ expense account/lobbyist joint or tourist attraction. Not that lobbyists don't like good food, but you have to wonder how much of the trendiness and stacking (as in, this on top of that on... More

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Vienna, Virginia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We came for the crabcake; we'll be back for the Cajun. First the bad news. We had heard (and read) that RT's made the best jumbo lump crabcake in Northern Virginia--as good as any in Baltimore. Answer: Oh my goodness no. It might be the best in NoVa, but I sure hope not. And it doesn't hold a candle to... More

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