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RT's Restaurant

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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    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
VERY TASTY DISHES FROM START TO FINISH! ONE OF ALEXANDRIA'S BEST

This is one of the finest restaurants in Northern Virginia. I have been here numerous times and it is on the money with A Plus good food every time. The restaurant has great service and menus, including excellent wine choices. Yesterday I had the Spicy Pecan Chicken for the entrée and the She... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
VAChuck
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Alexandria, VA
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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is one of the finest restaurants in Northern Virginia. I have been here numerous times and it is on the money with A Plus good food every time. The restaurant has great service and menus, including excellent wine choices. Yesterday I had the Spicy Pecan Chicken for the entrée and the She Crab Soup for openers. A salad comes... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I have been eating at this restaurant for years..the service is always great..the mojitos are a kicker :) but my ultimate favorite dish is crab and shrimp étouffée. The spices used in the creole sauce is amazing.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I am very happy we choose this place. It is Soul food so it was something different for us. It does not look like much from the area and the outside and even when you first walk in the bar area pretty simple but the dinning area surprised me with its cloth napkins and the wait staff is dressed formally.... More 

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Nice local bar...excellent oysters on the half shell. The bartender, Kat, was friendly and efficient! This restaurant/bar is conveniently located across the street from the Birchmere in Alexandria.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Reliably great cajun style food. I've never had a bad dish, and no one with us has ever had anything but great things to say about their food.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My wife and I came to RT's after passing it for months. We'd read the reviews, determined it was worth a go, and walked over one fine evening. Walking in, you're surrounded with the familiarity that only a local joint can give you. We'd never come to RT's before, but something about it just felt so homey. We were greeted... More 

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New England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Three of us Went here for dinner while on business at tye Alexandria Hilton Mark Hotel. Small, clean, friendly, casual vibe with AMAZING AND AUTHENTIC Cajun cuisine. The freshest lump crab! the oysters on the half shell were plump amd succulent. Great drinks, good service, very reasonable prices. You wont be disappointed. Go,go,go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Although I've been working in the D.C. area for three years now, it took a recently published review on Yelp for me to notice RT's Restaurant. Having married a full-blooded Cajun and having spent more than 30 years cooking gumbos, étouffées, jambalayas and grillades for family and friends, I make a point to search out authentic Cajun cooking. RT's is... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

For over 25 years, RT's has been a go to favorite. Things have not changed much. The decor and food are pretty much the same. The wait staff is still always a joy to deal with. This eatery along with the Birchmere nightclub helped to revitalize the Arlandria area. The food continues to be wonderful. My favorites start with the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

On a family vacay in DC, and after a day of endless walking, the family was famished and ready for great food...didn't happen. This restaurant selection proves to be an $80.00 (3 entrees, 1 soup) disappointment. The Death by Gumbo and Shrimp Norman reviews and pictures looked great...but they both lacked true cajun kick and flavor. The Red Seafood Chowder... 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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