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Taverna Cretekou

818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
+1 703-548-8688
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (19 reviews)
“lamb” (60 reviews)
“spanakopita” (20 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 10:30 pmAll hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
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Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

We had a table for 7 last weekend outside on their patio and it was fantastic. Excellent service, great wine suggestions and very good Greek food. Small complaints, some of the dishes were not as warm as they should have been, a few bones in...More

Thank ksdkjlm
Reviewed 30 August 2015

When company comes to visit, this is one of the restaurants we take people here in Old Town. They always love it and ask to go back the next time they visit. It has the best Greek food in the DC area. The food is...More

Thank Grantm04
Reviewed 28 August 2015

This is truly a real Greek restaurant. You feel that you've been transported to a lush patio in Greece. The food is great and the service is attentive.

Thank NewGrammy1950
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Where do I even begin, this is a great place. There is a large patio in the back for some outdoor eating, so make sure to sit out there. There is not really any view because it is behind the restaurant, but it is still...More

Thank Rollie B
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Had a late brunch with the family here and the wait staff were very courteous and friendly without being overbearing. The food was very good, even at the end of the time for brunch.

Thank Seraphina83
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We love Taverna Cretekou! The patio is awesome and you feel like you are transported to another place. We go every few months and the waitstaff is always friendly. The food is fantastic. We try to get different items and have never had a bad...More

Thank Colleen G
Reviewed 17 August 2015

We chose this restaurant to celebrate our daughter and son-in-law's anniversary. Although I am not that familiar with Greek food, I was amazed and happy with my choice of the Greek sampler. Everything on the plate was tasty and enjoyable. Our waiter was excellent and...More

Thank 96044UB
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We love their outdoor garden which makes you feel like you are in Greece. The waiters are mostly Greek too. The food is good as is the service. This place is family owned and the best Greek Restauranr in the area.

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We had a late lunch with our daughter in the beautiful patio, under an awning. Fantastic atmosphere... We've lived in Greece and this was a very close simile... Ambiance was fantastic, wait staff were very charming and helpful. We shared a whole bunch of meze,...More

Thank MKeren
Reviewed 13 August 2015

A taste of fresh ingredients and a well made salad combined to make our meal very good. We shared our entrées and dessert. Excellent service.

Thank Elizabeth B
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.16 km away
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Brenda B
27 September 2017|
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Response from Edward M | Reviewed this property |
Being a Greek place, lamb is more the specialty. A Mediterranean diet...
Leslie M
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
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..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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