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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” (22 reviews)
“death by gumbo” (18 reviews)
“catfish” (39 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2409
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Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Been enjoying their great menu for nearly two decades. Never fails to live up to expectations. She crab soup, soft shell crab, oysters in many forms and bourbon shrimp are just a few of the great dishes. Down home atmosphere with local beers make it...More

Thank Dennis C
Reviewed July 27, 2016

They treat you like an old friend, because they know everyone in the place. The large amount of returning guests speak highly of this restaurant. The portions are ample, the prices are reasonable and the food is seasoned to perfection. The wine list is very...More

Thank reeadytogo
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Love love love RT's. I've been dining there for years, every time I go to D.C., and the Cajun-influenced dishes are always excellent. Their calamari appetizer, étouffée, crab & crawfish imperial, and seasonal lamb chops are my all-time favorites, but I've enjoyed every single thing...More

Thank SuzanneSays
Reviewed July 21, 2016

We happened by here as we were on our way from the airport to our hotel. SO glad we did. Great food. Love the Catahoula! Definitely recommend!

Thank Mominator15
Reviewed June 27, 2016

We returned again to another excellent meal so decided I need to review. It is in a area that appears a bit run down but it is not a unsafe area. Just too many closed stores and places offering goods and services specifically for new...More

Thank Grey C
Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Back again! I am having the special (red fish) and then the hubby is having spicy crawfish with red beans and rice. Fell in love with the food again. Great service and good food.

Thank lilruru264
Reviewed June 19, 2016

Located in a modest neighborhood in northern Alexandria, the restaurant is in a strip of stores on a side street, with only street parking available. Nicer inside than it looks from the outside. Place is divided into a bar with tables, and the restaurant. Great...More

Thank tom c
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We are visiting the DC area for the first time, and I was dying to get some tasty crab cakes. A friend found this place for us, and 5 of us had dinner here. We started with a lovely salad entree, and then came the...More

Thank Keagles
Reviewed May 18, 2016

Rt's is a real stand by option for casual dining of this style cuisine. There is nothing fancy, the food and the portion size is good. the service is good and the quality is reliable. This is a place we frequent often and will continue...More

Thank Rick R
Reviewed May 12, 2016

This was my first time at this restaurant but my girlfriend and her son have been here before. It is a little out of the way but worth the trip. We all ordered the the pecan crusted haddock which was delicious. The service was very...More

Thank Kenneth J
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December 30, 2016|
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Response from Monsieur_E | Reviewed this property |
No issue.
Ed S
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
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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