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Taverna Cretekou

818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
+1 703-548-8688
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“lamb” (62 reviews)
“spanakopita” (21 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 1 week ago

This Greek restaurant has been around for more than 20 years and has managed to maintain its high food and service quality. Menu offers an extensive selection of Greek dishes, which are consistently good. Prices are not cheap, but worth it. However, the same cannot...More

Thank artchan93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m not sure what we did to make our server mad—we ordered appetizers, drinks, main courses and salads with no substitutions, but it was clear that our waiter would rather be someplace else. The food, however, was all we expected: traditional Greek dishes that were...More

Thank amosesq
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You’ve been visiting Old Town in Alexandria, maybe the Torpedo Factory & Waterfront, great places to see. But now you’re hungry, and would enjoy a lunch or dinner away from the tourists and without those noisy kids on day trips, someplace civilized, quiet, and charming....More

Thank eastbyeast2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was good, but the service was the worst. Our waiter had the worst body odor. We never had to guess if he was nearby. And he had an attitude to match. Also, when my friend paid her check in cash and he brought...More

1  Thank L M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate on the patio after a week of rain- it was refreshing to be outdoors. We shared the flaming saganaki (a personal favorite) and a Greek sampler plate, and a half-litre of red Greek wine. It was all flavorful. Not to be missed: the...More

Thank Alisa G
Reviewed 18 May 2018

This is the second time I visit this restaurant, I like very much the ambience, looks of the restaurant ,music, service...all very nice! Only one thing; Food could be better -- I have been to Greece, I am Greek and I have been to many...More

1  Thank roxanaconstf
Reviewed 17 May 2018

We were looking forward to the tastes of Greece that we had enjoyed while visiting family in Athens. We were not disappointed -- from the ouzo and wines to the surprise complimentary custard birthday dish, everything was delicious! We had excellent service with dishes presented...More

Thank Alexandrian1026
Reviewed 13 May 2018

5 stars for patio - pretty, breezy, comfortable for a conversation. 3 stars for food - it wasn't bad, just did not have much flavor. Go for drinks or dessert

Thank goodtravel
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Such a beautiful restaurant with an equally exquisite outdoor patio. The owners usually greet each guest at the door and the wait staff are fantastic. The food is the best in Old Town. You'll think you are vacationing in the Mediterranean. Worth every penny.

Thank axtellj
Reviewed 9 May 2018

My wife and i enjoyed a long weekend in D.C. and wanted to try some 'authentic ethnic restaurants. Taverna Cretekou (Alexandria) was one of them. There was a small ensemble playing greek music and the deco makes you feel like you crossed the border into...More

Thank STB0452
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Brenda B
27 September 2017|
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Response from JBClark | Reviewed this property |
They do, but it is a Greek place so lamb is the word. There are plenty of good steak places, this isn't one of them.
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
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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