Neighborhood Eats: RT's Restaurant
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RT's Restaurant
Address: 3804 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22305
Phone: 703-684-6010
Neighborhood: Alexandria, Alexandria, Del Ray
Cuisines: An example of a traditional Southern meal is deep fried chicken, field peas, turnip greens, cornbread, sweet tea and a dessert that could be a pie (sweet potato, pecan and peach are traditional southern pies), or a cobbler (peach, blackberry or mixed berry are traditional cobblers)., Cajun/Creole, American
Opening Hours: Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Thursday 11 to 10:30, Friday and Saturday 11 to 11. Open for dinner Sunday 4 to 9.
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Oysters Bienville; Acadian barbecued shrimp; fried catfish with shrimp etoufee; corn maque choux; bananas-Foster cake.
Price Details: Dinner entrees, $23.95 and under.

The feel is neighborhood roadhouse, the food by way of New Orleans and Cajun country. That means oysters several ways (we like the Bienville, baked with cream sauce); Acadian shrimp barbecued with butter and pepper; fried catfish smothered with shrimp étoufée; a spicy, creamy corn maque choux; and bananas-Foster cake with warm caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

-March, 2008 

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