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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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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2409
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In town for training and had to checkout a local place. Took Uber as it was a foggy rainy Sunday night. Even though we didn’t have reservations, we were seated immediately. Looking around and realized it was the only table left! It was packed, and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MrKaffee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

RT's is an institution for New Orleans/cajun style food in Alexandria. I came here today with a friend and enjoyed excellent crab cakes and key lime pie. The service was fast and efficient. I recommend this place!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank VAChuck
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Let me start by saying I used to live on the Gulfcoasr where you can become spoiled by the seafood and TexMex restaurants. Over the years I’ve been in Washington finding a place that reliably serves traditional Gulfcoast favorites has been a trick until I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mmd2563
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Very friendly server and managers on staff. Had the smothered catfish and it was super awesome. Oatmeal pie was incredible for dessert.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nomad792684
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Went based on TA reviews and from the Alexandrian via Uber it was under $10 and/or 5 miles. Atmosphere was good and right away "hidden gem" was applicable. From the Cocktails to my stuffed haddock to dessert 'that we replaced with an order of fried...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jimr261
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We decided to visit after a day of visiting Mt. Vernon. From our appetizers to the desert, our meal was delicious. Friends had recommended we swing by during our trip and that we would not be disappointed and that was an understatement. The She-Crab soup...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Donovan M
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

We had 32 folks including 6 kids from 6 to 6 months. Wonderful evening with great food and drink. They worked to modify their standard group menu to my desires. Have been eating there for decades always a great meal. Everything came out on time...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dennis C
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

After reading the reviews we took the family here and weren’t disappointed. Six of us each got something different so we could sample everything and it was all good. For me, the crawfish red beans and rice was the best.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Looking for a good place to have dinner in the Alexandria/Washington DC area. What a find! One of us had a soup that was gluten-free and I had a chopped salad for starters. For the main course my gluten free son (they had a whole...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank silvrwolv
Reviewed September 4, 2018

We were in the mood for fresh seafood, but did not want to pay an arm and a leg for it. Found RT's online and their Creole menu won us over right away. The feel of the restaurant is cozy and Mom and Pop -...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SistahPurple
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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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
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
Authentic Creole, Cajun and Seafood Restaurant in Alexandria Virginia
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