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“Great Cajun” 4 of 5 stars
Review of RT's Restaurant

RT's Restaurant
3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2409
703-684-6010
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Ranked #28 of 615 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Glebe Rd
Transit: Bus at corner of Russell and Mount Vernon Avenue
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Cajun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Off the beaten path but worth the trip. Best Cajun north of the bayou. Can't get enough of their crawfish etouffee.

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great New Orleans Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The title pretty much says it. Prices suggest that you save it for a special event, though. With tax and tip, budget $30 each, plus alcohol. People in shorts and t-shirts may suffer under the air conditioning but hey, it serves them right. Plenty of on-street parking, with a free public lot a half block to the left, as you face the restaurant. The food is great, but the specials tend to be stand-outs.

Visited July 2013
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Kitcat22
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99 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Waitresses should smile...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Been here several times, live the food. But is a pleasant waitress too much to ask for? Wish I'd been seated where the waiter was serving.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glenview, Illinois
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We spent the last week of June in Washington, DC and the surrounding area. During our visit, we ate out every meal, including many terrific meals, as you might expect in our nation's capitol.

Hands down, the best meal we had was at RT's in Alexandria. The four in our party, including my ten year old granddaughter, ordered something different from their Cajun inspired seafood menu. Every item (we shared with each other) was excellent, as was the service.

Our overall experience at RT's was excellent and we will definitely go back on our next visit.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Winchester, Virginia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Awesome food and service. FRESH squeezed lemonade. Oysters were large so you only needed 6. Fast and friendly service.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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