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RT's Restaurant

3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2409
+1 703-684-6010
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“etouffee” (20 reviews)
“death by gumbo” (18 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2409
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Our family of three generations had a birthday dinner. The youngest were 2 1/2 yr old twins. Our service and food were excellent. The server even found a candle to put in the birthday bread pudding. We will be back.

Thank Joroddenberry
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We have been going to RTs for years. It is probably our favorite restaurant in the whole Washington DC Metro area. We love Cajun and Creole cooking and there is no better in this area. Parking can sometimes be a challenge if there if a...More

Thank ChrisBEvans
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Virginia is a long way from the heavenly hallowed Cajun kitchens of New Orleans, but you wouldn't know it at RT's. Ever been to a restaurant where any one thing off the menu seems like it would be mouthwatering and satisfy? This is that place....More

Thank Zach S
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We tried this place simply because of the good reviews on Trip Advisor. We took an Uber to get us there and I must say I was a little apprehensive when we arrived. It did not look like the best neighborhood and even when we...More

Thank Bthummel
Reviewed 14 July 2017

My spouse is from Missisippi and we have spent years searching Virginia for the perfect fried catfish. RT's has it !

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Since moving to Alexandria I have visited this little gem about 5 times and it never disappoints! If you are looking for good and authentic cajun style food...look no more. Every dish I have tried is worth telling your friends and coming back for. There...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Tried RTs based on reviews. The food was worth the trip. Off street parking, but there is a big lot to park in fairly close by. Neighborhood is near north Del Ray. Reasonably easy to get to. The waiter was great and food good. Best...More

Thank Bluevans-surfs
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

I stumbled across this place while on a trip for work. The service was excellent and the soft shell crabs were fresh and local. The best meal I had while on the trip. I will definitely be coming back on my next trip.

Thank BJohnson74
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

She Crab soup is chock full of crab & creamy with a nice tang. We had shrimp & crab etoufe, crab stuffed shrimp & shrimp thermodour. All were excellent & wait staff was very courteous & attentive

Thank Rsnic
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We went here tonight, based on Trip Advisor recommendations, and we were NOT disappointed!! The she crab soup was excellent, loaded with sweet crab. The lump crab cakes were mostly crab with minimal filler. Oysters were delicious as well. We WILL be back when we...More

Thank markova47
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31 December 2016|
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Response from Monsieur_E | Reviewed this property |
No issue.
Ed S
2 June 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
US$ 6 - US$ 24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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