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3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2409 (Glebe Rd)
+1 703-684-6010
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mobile, Alabama
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding Creole/Cajun food. Small,intimate but excellent food and service. The She-Crab soup is the best I've ever had...anywhere and the crawfish beignets are over the top! My dinner partner had the shellfish in parchment which is another of RT's signature dishes. All in all a winner!

Thank Mojo106
Christchurch, New Zealand
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice casual restaurant with good food. There were 5 of us and we had a great circular table. Food arrived reasonably quickly. Good wine. Plenty to eat with entree only

Thank Adriandcass
Accokeek, Maryland
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the food at RT's Restaurant. My favorite dish was the red beans and rice. My husband enjoyed the she crab soup. He also said the fries were surprisingly delicious! We will definitely return.

Thank Dee A
Lanham, Maryland
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was starving for lunch (missed breakfast) and thought I would give RTs a try. I was not disappointed! The smothered catfish was delicious and filling! Crispy fried catfish covered in shrimp etouffe over rice. Loads of shrimp! Great meal!

Thank Michael C
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

I have been here some 30 plus times over the past 15 years. Overall the food has always been good, reasonably priced. The service however has been hit or miss. Have had a few extremely rude waiters and have had wonderful waiters. This aspect always makes me feel like it’s a crap shoot- Otherwise the casual décor and laid back... More 

Thank Bradford B
Lyon, France
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

You cannot tell from the outside what delicious food awaits. We have never had to wait but it would be worthwhile. Crawfish is my favorite no matter the style étouffé, with red beans and rice or the daily special. Do not turn up your nose at the humble catfish! It is lightly fried, NOT At all greasy. The coleslaw is... More 

Thank Teresa C
Alta Loma, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Was not expecting this quality of Cajun?Creole food in Alexandria, VA. Compares favorably to New Orleans and that area. Nothing special from the outside or inside. Looks like local watering hole. Could have made a meal between hush puppies and gumbo. But we didn't. Key lime pie for dessert. Don't miss this place

Thank lakrhot
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We thought we were back in New Orleans. Very authentic creole style food VERY DELICIOUS. The waiter was fantastic --charming and knew when to come to our table (but not hovering over). Reminded us of some waiters who served us down South, We will definitely return and bring friends with us next time.

Thank Mike7980
new england
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145 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We tried this restaurant because we wanted she crab soup and we were not disappointed The soup was delicious.Service was friendly and attentive .

Thank egretnewengland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

The gumbo was really tasty and presentation was spot on with a 'shell on' huge shrimp in the center of my hearty bowl of spicy hot goodness. Also ordered the crab topped succotash on the side. Fantastic, loved the light sauce, ate it all up. I was traveling on business but will definitely patronize this locals favorite next time I'm... More 

Thank Juliet G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $24
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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: +1 703-684-6010

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?