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Taverna Cretekou

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818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-548-8688
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Denver, Colorado
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136 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

We went to the Taverna Cretekou with another couple. We were able to eat outside on the back patio. We had a great time. The waiter was helpful with suggestions and the food was well prepared. I would recommend it if you have a hankering for Greek food.

Thank Richard M
Louisa, Virginia
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

Super Greek food, nice atmosphere and a very large restaurant. Sometimes, it takes awhile for your plates to be served, but it's well worth it on King St. An alternative is Vaso's Kitchen on Powhatan (I've eaten there and it's absolutely wonderful), or Vaso's Mediterranean on King St. (haven't tried it yet).

1 Thank mirassou
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

Had a nice and relax evening here with my better half. Overall service was great and our waitress was very attentive. Food was not as fancy as expected-yet their perfect imperfection impressed me. I felt "home" at this place and certainly will revisit in the future :)

Thank PKP114
Southern Shores, North Carolina
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167 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

We had a great dinner there; the atmosphere, service and food were outstanding. It is decidedly Greek, as they spoke basically Greek to each other. We started off with the grilled octopus, drizzled in lemon and olive oil and the stuffed filo (spinach and cheeses), then the Lamb Kabobs and Lamb shank. Excellent; I wish I lived here, as I... More 

Thank john b
Alexandria, Virginia
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

Christina an her husbnd are alway on the job. The garden is lovely and the Sunday buffet is a great value. Their daily specals are always worth trying.

Thank victor a
New Orleans, Louisiana
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566 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

An excellent Greek restaurant, sit out in the courtyard if the weather is nice, enjoy your lamb ( What? Of course you're having lamb) dolmades, baba ganoush and hummus. Then drink some ouzo and listen to the Greek band doing some Old Country favorites that even if you're not Greek will still be oddly familiar. Oopa!,

Thank PetePope1
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

Having lived in Athens for six months, I can say this restaurant is like almost every taverna in Greece down to the tables and chairs. Lots of seating, and I loved the recreated Minoan frescoes from Thira. The only difference is the extensive menu (and in English of course!) The olives in my chicken special were so juicy and fresh-... More 

Thank GidgitTravels5
fairfax va
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137 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

this is an exceptional dining experience especially on Thursday nite wher there is a greek band ,patrons doing their zorba imitations including throwing the glasses and plates my goodness such fun,service and food

Thank jefffairfax
Alexandria, Virginia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

This is our favorite romantic restaurant to sit outside and feel like were on the Aegean. Service is impeccable. Ambience is perfect. Food is delicious, rich, and comforting.

Thank Griffinchauc
Virginia, United States
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

the food is always great, love all the ways they prepare lamb. I go here year round, its warm and cozy in the winter when its cold out. If weather permits, I love to sit out on the back patio area, its like being in Greece!

1 Thank jofannie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 35
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-548-8688

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?