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RT's Restaurant

3804 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2409
+1 703-684-6010
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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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1 - 10 of 241 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We have been going to RTs for years. It is probably our favorite restaurant in the whole Washington DC Metro area. We love Cajun and Creole cooking and there is no better in this area. Parking can sometimes be a challenge if there if a...More

Thank ChrisBEvans
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Virginia is a long way from the heavenly hallowed Cajun kitchens of New Orleans, but you wouldn't know it at RT's. Ever been to a restaurant where any one thing off the menu seems like it would be mouthwatering and satisfy? This is that place....More

Thank Zach S
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We tried this place simply because of the good reviews on Trip Advisor. We took an Uber to get us there and I must say I was a little apprehensive when we arrived. It did not look like the best neighborhood and even when we...More

Thank Bthummel
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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