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Taverna Cretekou

818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
+1 703-548-8688
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“spanakopita” (20 reviews)
“filo” (6 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The first time we went there were no tables available. Then we tried again another week later but called early enough to get a reservation...and we got a TABLE. The patio is quite the popular place. Love the typical blue/white decor. The staff are nice...More

Thank NurseGess
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just returned from a two week tour in the Cyclades Islands and was longing for some more delicious Greek food - so Taverna Cretekou seemed the obvious choice. I had been here many years ago - when I think there were other owners -...More

Thank JessieD_VA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot say enough positive about this restaurant. We were looking for a good and fun place to host a party of 14, the reservation was handled professionally and all options were explained clearly also. The manager/owners authorized app platters and salad family style for...More

Thank Average_jay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highlights...they have a beautiful outdoor seating area. It's just delightful and romantic. The service was very attentive. Now as to the entrees...the Moussaka bar none was the most mediocre I've ever had. Having it prepared I can accept but please where's the lamb. Lamb’s...More

Thank palex2016
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I had a wonderful lunch in the charming little courtyard. The food was prepared perfectly, the waiters were very attentive and the owners were as welcoming as you would expect from a family run restaurant. It was about 90F the day we were there, but...More

Thank JBClark
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Moussaka and sampler Greek platter was delicious! We got there a little bit late in the evening, but still the service was great and actually maybe too fast. LOL!

Thank anakarerina
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We didn't realize at first that we had been here several years ago until we walked in . This restaurant reminds me of being in Greece with the whitewashed walls and music and of course the excellent food. We enjoyed the roasted branzini which our...More

Thank 6Miles01
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

It was a random warmish day in February so we brought the dogs and sat on the patio. Service was great and we opted for the buffet which was yummy.

Thank rhopper276
Reviewed 17 April 2017

A group of six friends decided to celebrate Greek Easter alfresco at Tavena Cretekou. We were seated outside on a beautiful Spring Day. They were offering the traditional Greek Easter spread - Mageiritsa soup and red eggs, a greek salad and a choice of the...More

Thank acdcusa
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We were in the area and decided to stop by Taverna Cretekou for lunch. I wanted a light dish so I ordered the Souvlaki Kotopoulo which was pieces of chicken in a pita with tomatoes and onions. It was delicious and it was a "light...More

Thank Carol E
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Nearby Attractions
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.15 km away
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.44 km away
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.47 km away
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Leslie M
Where is the nearest parking?
8 May 2017|
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Response from virginiarn2017 | Reviewed this property |
Metered street parking with a 2-hour limit may be found, but we prefer to use the parking garage 3/4 block north on Alfred St. between King and Cameron. Less than a 2-minute walk from the restaurant. Enjoy! It's a... More
Are gluten free Sunday brunch offerings offered and identified; if not, can the regular lunch/dinner menu be used to order during the Sunday brunch?
25 February 2017|
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Response from Joette A | Reviewed this property |
You should contact the owner; he is a very personable man who would be happy to answer your question..
Doreen J
I am looking for a Greek buffet, some people who visited the place they say they have buffet dinner is it true? How expensive is it?
30 December 2016|
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Response from jefffairfax | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware of a buffet. The menu is in my opinion reasonable
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-548-8688
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