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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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“crawfish” (29 reviews)
“étouffée” (14 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

She Crab soup is chock full of crab & creamy with a nice tang. We had shrimp & crab etoufe, crab stuffed shrimp & shrimp thermodour. All were excellent & wait staff was very courteous & attentive

Thank Rsnic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here tonight, based on Trip Advisor recommendations, and we were NOT disappointed!! The she crab soup was excellent, loaded with sweet crab. The lump crab cakes were mostly crab with minimal filler. Oysters were delicious as well. We WILL be back when we...More

Thank markova47
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The Restaurant/Bar was welcoming. The food and drinks were very good. My husband and I both had the shrimp and crab etouffe and it was really delicious. Paired with a Corpse Reviver.. overall good food. Glad we visited. The service was also very good.

Thank lizardqueen27
Reviewed 14 April 2017

A small bar that serves incredibly good food. We (a group of 4) each had a different meal and we all raved about our dish. The dining area is just off of the bar and it would seem like the bar noise would be a...More

Thank Alicepearson10
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Had a dinner with old colleagues and it was special sea food dinner. Good appetizer and impressive main dishes

Thank lieutu
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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...More

Thank City_Jetting
Reviewed 10 March 2017 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...More

Thank Sjwiden
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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...More

Thank lenflady
Reviewed 23 February 2017 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...More

Thank Susan G
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How are the portion sizes? I'm 6'7 300+
31 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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