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RT's Restaurant

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3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2409 (Glebe Rd)
11:00 am - 10:30 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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Newport News, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love love love RT's. I've been dining there for years, every time I go to D.C., and the Cajun-influenced dishes are always excellent. Their calamari appetizer, étouffée, crab & crawfish imperial, and seasonal lamb chops are my all-time favorites, but I've enjoyed every single thing I've ever tried. Don't be fooled by RT's unassuming exterior -- it's wonderful.

Thank SuzanneSays
McLean, Virginia
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We returned again to another excellent meal so decided I need to review. It is in a area that appears a bit run down but it is not a unsafe area. Just too many closed stores and places offering goods and services specifically for new immigrants, legal or illegal. But RT's has been there for years; rather like a hidden... More 

Thank Grey C
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Back again! I am having the special (red fish) and then the hubby is having spicy crawfish with red beans and rice. Fell in love with the food again. Great service and good food.

Thank lilruru264
Rocky Point, New York
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67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Located in a modest neighborhood in northern Alexandria, the restaurant is in a strip of stores on a side street, with only street parking available. Nicer inside than it looks from the outside. Place is divided into a bar with tables, and the restaurant. Great food choices, with emphasis on seafood, creole style. Gumbo was excellent! We ordered catfish and... More 

Thank tom c
Korumburra, Australia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We are visiting the DC area for the first time, and I was dying to get some tasty crab cakes. A friend found this place for us, and 5 of us had dinner here. We started with a lovely salad entree, and then came the main......yum! By far the best crab cakes I have had....all meat, with very little filler....accompanied... More 

Thank Keagles
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Rt's is a real stand by option for casual dining of this style cuisine. There is nothing fancy, the food and the portion size is good. the service is good and the quality is reliable. This is a place we frequent often and will continue to do so.

Thank Rick R
Reston, Virginia
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186 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

This was my first time at this restaurant but my girlfriend and her son have been here before. It is a little out of the way but worth the trip. We all ordered the the pecan crusted haddock which was delicious. The service was very attentive. We will be back.

Thank Kenneth J
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

After finding out that our large group of 15 had grown to 20 for Mother's Day, the staff and manager at RTs was very understanding and accommodating. Both our waitress were excellent - we couldn't have asked for better service. Everything from the appetizers, salads, main entrees and desert were outstanding. We will definitely be back. Great Cajun food.

Thank 1Carmen2016
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

This amazing Cajun/creole restaurant is a gem located in the heart of Alexandria, VA. We visited for lunch and were pleasantly surprised by the menu selection, but more importantly how great the food is. We recommend the "Death by Gumbo", "Shrimp Norman" and the "Jack Daniels Shrimp" appetizer. Oh and if there's room for more, the "Banana Foster" is not... More 

Thank gbasurtobass
Arlington, Virginia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Cajun Creole Casual says it all - excellent food, friendly and competent service. Love to go here for Saturday lunch. Wish they were open Sunday lunches would be there even more often. Superior mojitos as well!

Thank Chris G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $24
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
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: 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?