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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%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“lamb” (60 reviews)
“spanakopita” (20 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good traditional place. Not too fancy, cosy place. The food was great we took a combination of greek dishes, great flavor, and very good service.

Thank camiramirezc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good service was better. Atmosphere was very nice. I may go again. We made reservations but did not need them.

Thank Lynnette F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was disappointingly average. The $100 price tag for two entrees, two glasses of wine and a shared dessert didn’t make the overall experience any better. Pros: friendly wait staff, bright dining area, Greek red wine, location, baklava. Cons: food quality and temperature,...More

Thank JE and JA D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been there more then once and keep going back. The Greek food is authentic and is an experience we have not had elsewhere for Greek food. The olive oil for the bread is to be experienced. The house wines were very good and...More

Thank Sherry F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a find! A friend suggested this restaurant and we were both very pleased. Authentic Greek food- I had a combo plate and it was delicious. We sat outside in beautiful garden area. This is not open all year but try to get seat here...More

Thank Donna V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

an absolutely fantastic dining experience! we were in the DC area for business and were blessed to stumble upon Taverna Cretekou through the great reviews on trip advisor (thank you!). the atmosphere, both inside and outside (courtyard), is wonderful. we enjoyed our dinner and the...More

Thank greekgazoo
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

ok so my experience in this restaurant was so bad that i can tell you its the worst restaurant I’ve ever been to. everything started when we asked to be seated outside they refused and they give us a table inside the table was so...More

Thank Fifi121090
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Decor although simple transforms you to the Mediterranean, great welcoming family, good ouzo, tasty food with menu variety at a reasonable price. What more do you wish for. We had a wonderful evening.

Thank hamsanashi
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We walked in without a reservation on a Thursday night in October and were seated immediately. The restaurant was crowded and noisy and got noisier! The atmosphere was great! Two Bouzouki players were tuning up and began playing and the show began. The servers began...More

Thank tqsurg
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The food here was outstanding. I'll encourage anyone who hasn't gone yet looking for something new to try something different. The atmosphere was really nice, and it's a place I'd like to come back to in the future. The staff was really friendly and patiently...More

Thank Brittiany C
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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
7 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
24 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
US$8 - US$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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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