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RT's Restaurant

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3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2409 (Glebe Rd)
+1 703-684-6010
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Arlington, Virginia
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Took some friends from out of town. Two had never TRIED oysters before. They loved them! They were Chesapeake oysters and they were plump and delicious. One friend had crayfish etouffee-- she'd never tried that before and of course, LOVED it. We started with the oysters and the scallops wrapped in bacon. Three of us had the softshelled crabs and... More 

Thank Truth19Tiger
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91 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

I took my wife to RT's for a special occasion. Had the Crawfish étouffée and Crawfish and Shrimp beignets it was phenomenal.

Thank Mrbmist
Chester, New Jersey
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174 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Early dinner on a Saturday evening. We both had the Oysters Uggie (parmesan, bacon, garlic, panko) and the Crawfish Etouffee. Washed down with the house ale and an Abita draft. Dessert = custard. Not quite New Orleans but very good. Recommended.

Thank Hoyaken
Alexandria, VA
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1,261 reviews
588 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 501 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

This is one of the finest restaurants in Northern Virginia. I have been here numerous times and it is on the money with A Plus good food every time. The restaurant has great service and menus, including excellent wine choices. Yesterday I had the Spicy Pecan Chicken for the entrée and the She Crab Soup for openers. A salad comes... More 

1 Thank VAChuck
Falls Church, Virginia
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

I have been eating at this restaurant for years..the service is always great..the mojitos are a kicker :) but my ultimate favorite dish is crab and shrimp étouffée. The spices used in the creole sauce is amazing.

1 Thank RoseDMV
Denver, Colorado
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015

I am very happy we choose this place. It is Soul food so it was something different for us. It does not look like much from the area and the outside and even when you first walk in the bar area pretty simple but the dinning area surprised me with its cloth napkins and the wait staff is dressed formally.... More 

1 Thank ourfamilyoffivtravel
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Nice local bar...excellent oysters on the half shell. The bartender, Kat, was friendly and efficient! This restaurant/bar is conveniently located across the street from the Birchmere in Alexandria.

Thank AliceLee428
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Reliably great cajun style food. I've never had a bad dish, and no one with us has ever had anything but great things to say about their food.

Thank JZBach
Alexandria, Virginia
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

My wife and I came to RT's after passing it for months. We'd read the reviews, determined it was worth a go, and walked over one fine evening. Walking in, you're surrounded with the familiarity that only a local joint can give you. We'd never come to RT's before, but something about it just felt so homey. We were greeted... More 

Thank Joseph M
New England
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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015

Three of us Went here for dinner while on business at tye Alexandria Hilton Mark Hotel. Small, clean, friendly, casual vibe with AMAZING AND AUTHENTIC Cajun cuisine. The freshest lump crab! the oysters on the half shell were plump amd succulent. Great drinks, good service, very reasonable prices. You wont be disappointed. Go,go,go!

Thank lynnz22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 24
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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?