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Taverna Cretekou

818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
+1 703-548-8688
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (22 reviews)
“lamb” (60 reviews)
“spanakopita” (21 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Dinner here with my wife on her birthday. The Taverna has most of the traditional dishes you would expect, with nice portion sizes, very good service, and tasty food. A nice location with a great atmosphere, and be prepared for typical Old Towne pricing.

Thank Scott_M_SubGuy
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really wanted to go in summer because they have a great outside patio in the back with lights. But it was cold, so we sat inside. Decorated for Christmas, it was quite pretty. On a Sunday night, it didn't get busy until about 7...More

Thank cfuller603
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Annual DC trip in the Fall for business with the entire family....kids have been in tow with us for years and they love Taverna Cretekou through the finikiest of times. This time a local cousin joined in and was surprised he's never been there! So...More

Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are sorely missing fantastic traditional Greek cuisine, fly like Hermès to Taverna Cretekou in Old Town Alexandria, VA. Owner Christos Popaloizou has created perfect Greek recipes from classics like spanakopita, moussaka, pastichia, stuffed grape leaves, keftethes (Greek meatballs) and table side flaming haloumi...More

Thank Bob and Barry V
Reviewed 4 November 2017 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 1 November 2017 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 28 October 2017 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 28 October 2017

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 25 October 2017 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 20 October 2017

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
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Questions & Answers
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
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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