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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%
Travellers talk about
“crawfish” (29 reviews)
“étouffée” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30All hours
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2409
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71 - 80 of 228 reviews

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...More

Thank Truth19Tiger
Reviewed 18 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
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
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...More

1  Thank VAChuck
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 3 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...More

1  Thank ourfamilyoffivtravel
Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 19 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,...More

Thank lynnz22
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How are the portion sizes? I'm 6'7 300+
30 December 2016|
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Response from Monsieur_E | Reviewed this property |
No issue.
Ed S
Do you take reservations?
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail
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