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RT's Restaurant

3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2409
+1 703-684-6010
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“death by gumbo” (18 reviews)
“etouffee” (24 reviews)
“catfish” (42 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2409
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This Creole steakhouse is a wonderful off-the-beaten path find. Like most restaurants of its class, the neighborhood and building don’t look like much, but the food was tremendous! We ate 3 courses and not a single dish was a disappointment. Of our 4 Days dining...More

Thank Austin H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have dined at RTs a number of times over 20+ years but brought my wife on Saturday. We started with the bourbon shrimp and 6 oysters. The shrimp were excellent. The oysters were also good. They appeared to be local and were somewhat large....More

Thank Hoyaken
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the Cajun hospitality and feel of this place -- Having been here before I brought a group of very senior executives to share a new experience -- The Shrimp & Crawfish Beignets were Delicious. The Crawfish Étouffée was amazing and the Death by...More

Thank Mrbmist
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I have a suspicion that I've written about RT's before, because my wife and I and friends go there all the time. It's a reliable experience - excellent food and service and a rather down-home atmosphere. Superb she-crab soup, fried oysters, oysters Rockefeller, catfish, and...More

Thank David H
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We love RT’s and go there every couple of months when we are home. The food is excellent and they have great drinks and wine list . The seafood in parchment paper is awesome ,and we’ve never had a bad plate of food there ....More

Thank Tracy C
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Have read all the reviews so we were expecting amazing. Average at best. Drinks and service from our waitress were exceptional. Oyster appetizers came out over cooked, calamari was over cooked and chewy, entree shrimp and crab etoufee was decent. My son had the shrimp...More

Thank michellejaffa
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Ta Reviews got us here from the old city area we stayed in. Window glass beside our parking spot across the street. Price was ok (for a city). Food was good. Bread was fine - but skip, because dinner is filling. Shrimp beignets were good....More

Thank Ldeck
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Can’t say enough positive about RT’s. I’ve had a lot of different things on the menu and everything is just fabulous. Last visit was the crab and shrimp étouffée, and it was divine. For the meal, prices are great. This is a somewhat nondescript place...More

Thank Traveler1959-123
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Tip for the traveler: don't eat anywhere that's famous among tourists. You want the good stuff? Ask your hotel staff where THEY eat on their own time. That's how we found RTs. The bartender at our hotel turned us onto it. Since it's not on...More

Thank slovaktoo
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Ok, first yum. Second...yum some more. This place might not be your fancy Old Town restaurant but it is a delicious restaurant in Alexandria. Don't be put off by the "out of town" location. It is a delicious place. My husband and I both had...More

Thank CharleneD72
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December 30, 2016|
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Response from Monsieur_E | Reviewed this property |
No issue.
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June 2, 2015|
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Response from Joe B | Reviewed this property |
We had lunch at RT's and no reservations were required.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $24
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
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
  • E-mail
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