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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
16:00 - 21:00
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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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Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 negative to eating... the dining area does not hear the bar noise... the service is... More 

Thank Alicepearson10
Seoul, South Korea
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank lieutu
Forestville, Maryland
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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113 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 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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312 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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 place and got save this one for future use. Stop in you won't be disappointed

Thank Sjwiden
Columbia, Maryland
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169 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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 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
Reviewed 24 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 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 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 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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107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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 10 helpful votes
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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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
USD 6 - USD 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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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Fairfax, Virginia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?