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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 - 11:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 12
    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
I Love This Place!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Falls Church, Virginia
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143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Falls Church, Virginia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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New York
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Best roumelade sauce ever, good calamari, good po' boys, cold Abita Amber, friendly staff. Louisiana dishes are respectable and these folks have been here for decades, so they're doing lots of stuff right. Always street parking out front, and a much better choice for food before a concert than the Birchmere's fare. Working class but NOT scary neighborhood. These folks... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great Orléans beignets and stuffed haddock and pecan crusted haddock - good beer on tap - neighbourhood style restaurant

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Franklin Lakes
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98 reviews 98 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I don't get to the DC area very often, but when I do RT's is a must. Feels like it has been here forever. Interesting menu, prompt & friendly service, and food that is always first class.

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Sea Bright, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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?