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RT's Restaurant

3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2409
+1 703-684-6010
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“etouffee” (20 reviews)
“death by gumbo” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2409
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have been a loyal customer here since they opened their doors in the 80’s. My family and I dine here about once a week and have not had a bad meal. Some of our favorites include the death by gumbo, crab-cakes, crawfish ettouffee, steak...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

RT's isn't necessarily a place I'd notice. From outside, it's pretty unassuming. But inside, the food of New Orleans awaits. Definitely get the shrimp and crawfish beignets. The salads are very good for lunch. The service is excellent too.

Thank MCG1300
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The shrimp and crawfish beignets were unusual in that they are not on most menus around town. I ordered this as an appetizer and found them to be filling. I wish they had removed the vein from the shrimp, however, as this seemed to influence...More

Thank loist51
Reviewed 7 September 2017

RT's Tavern, which has apparently been around since the flood, never fails to please with great food and rustic atmosphere. I'm not a regular and, so, the staff doesn't know me by name. Yet, it seems like the kind of place where regular customers are...More

Thank alexandriaJ2818ZZ
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I was in Arlington to go to a concert and I found this place near the concert venue and decide to try it. What a fantastic find in Arlington. This is not a touch of New Orleans, but a real taste of New Orleans. I...More

Thank rallensr
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy southern cooking. This old-fashioned restaurant does it very well. The she crab soup is the best I've ever tasted. Seasoned just right, with chunks of crab meat. Yum. The pecan crusted haddock was also very good. The bread pudding may not be the...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 19 August 2017

You'd never guess from driving by that there is delicious food waiting for you. Was everything great? No, the jumbalaya was very dry and I don't think it was fresh but the gumbo and alligator stew both had excellent seasoning and served at a perfect...More

Thank DCsunseeker
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant several times. The food is solid and will fill you up to the max. I like the shrimp Norman, the oyster appetizer, stuffed flounder. The shrimp norman is full of shrimp and lump crabmeat. Fresh bread is always served. Service...More

Thank Jeri S
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

If you haven't been, what are you waiting for! While the exterior and interior are unassuming, RT's is absolutely the best seafood restaurant in the DC area. It's menu has a very distinct Cajun flair, but there are items for most every palate. I've been...More

Thank Traveler1959-123
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
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mrmuldrow79
31 December 2016|
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Response from Monsieur_E | Reviewed this property |
No issue.
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Meals
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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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