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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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Forestville, Maryland
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to celebrate our daughter's 22nd birthday with some good old seafood. The seafood dishes were different, fresh, and very good! The restaurant is older but quaint and the cocktails were terrific too. They are a little pricey but more than worth it!

Thank yvlaca71
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was taken here by my cousin, who found this place purely by accident. He was hungry lol! Glad he found it it is soooo good!! I have been back two more times and took my hubby. The food is really good and not cutie pied up. The gumbo, fried fish, beignets and pies are delicious. And I am a... More 

Thank City_Jetting
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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288 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was based on a local recommendation and oh boy it didn't disappoint. We got the She Food Soup to start followed by the salad both were great. For lunch I ordered the Shrimp and Crab Étouffée and it was awesome. Such an unassuming place and got save this one for future use. Stop in you won't be disappointed

Thank Sjwiden
Columbia, Maryland
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163 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been dining at RT's for a few years now. Even as recent as two weeks ago. Our favorite waiter knows us and exactly what my husband will order - Shrimp Norman! I made a reservation about a week and a half ago for a party of eight @ 445pm. Because one person in the party works until 3, I... More 

Thank lenflady
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I were up for a restaurant week experience. After reading several menus, we chose RT's. And we were awfully glad we did! Our waiter was very personable and professional. And the food was amazing! My sister got the alligator stew and shrimp and grits. I tried her stew; it had great flavor! The shrimp and grits were... More 

Thank Susan G
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went during Restaurant Week and we were pleased with the offerings...she crab soup, shrimp and crawfish beingnet, oysters, etc. Entrées and desserts equally rich and delicious. Our friends had been there often and had never been disappointed. Our waitress clearly loved her job.

Thank Karen P
Fairfax County, Virginia
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105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place might be small and dark but the food is bold and delicious. A group of 8 of us went on a Friday night. The service was excellent. The food is good and they have a nice selection of cocktails. I got the seafood dish with crab, and shrimp. It came with garlic rice and a sauce. Very good.

Thank Empathy
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We've been going to RT's for nearly 20 years, and ALWAYS have a great meal! Seafood is fresh, portions are generous, staff is friendly and professional. Try the Shrimp Norman and Coconut Cake Melvin. I don't know who Norm and Mel are, but their food is the best!!!

Thank Kathleen H
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Whenever we dine with friends who are from the south or ones we know like a good cajun meal, this is our go-to place. It does not hurt that it is across the street from the Birchmere music venue so it is easy to find via that landmark. A generous serving of one of their shelf bourbons is a nice... More 

Thank Mike C
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

RT's is a neighborhood restaurant almost directly across from the Birchmere. We went their for our anniversary and ordered their special - Braised Beef short ribs over mash potatoes; the meal was absolutely marvelous in every respect. The beer and wine selection is fine and the overall atmoshpere was quiet and comfortable.

Thank rgrcox

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, 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

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?