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Taverna Cretekou

818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017 (Old Town)
703-548-8688
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Ranked #7 of 648 restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $24
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Town
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Town
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This Greek restaurant has been there for a long time. You get excellent food and genuine Greek atmosphere and service. The waiters are a good source of recommendations. The Greek dishes are great, so don't stick to only the typical Mediterranean (the Greek coffee is the real thing). Everyone wants to sit outside in the summer. But the inside seating... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

From our first visit, we were enchanted by the atmosphere of this little restaurant and the people who took care of us. We were so impressed, we booked a wedding rehearsal dinner here. Our meals were delicious, the patio perfect for dining, and the music (Thursday nights) was delightful.

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Nashville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My son and his girlfriend live in Alexandria and I visit them regularly, so have sampled many restaurants in the area. But our visit to Taverna Cretekou was easily my best dining experience, not just because the food was good, but because the outdoor terrace is so lovely, and the service was just perfect. Definitely my favorite place in Old... More

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Lodi, Ca
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our family of 7 had a great experience. Sampler plate and Greek salad for starters hit the spot. We had reservations and were seated promptly - lots of energy in the restaurant- lively and noise level is high but not uncomfortable. They catered to our 3 children and the service was prompt and enthusiastic with good follow up. The food... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Excellent restaurant in the heart of Old Town. Great service and delicious food. Beautiful outdoor patio for dining. You won't be disappointed !

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Roanoke, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Ordered a fish dinner. Meal arrived and fish was filleted by owner behind our table. Delivered dinner with "look what a beautiful piece of fresh fish." From the moment I ate it, I was using a napkin to get rid of bones in my mouth. Returned meal to waiter. Next thing we know, owner is Back at table with Fish... More

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chicago
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

went here with a large party. 25 of us. they had live greek music and dancing and the waiters broke dishes too! food was very good, but traditional greek food is pretty basic. atmosphere was warm and inviting and the staff were top notch. will definitely return next time we are in DC

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Mobile, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We went here with some friends from Panama who were on a very tight budget. We only ordered appetizers because of the prices. Got a taste of authentic Greek dishes. Best grape leaves you can order anywhere. (I have a friend who is Greek, hers are the best!) the staff was very kind and quick to respond! They didn't turn... More

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Oceanside, California, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I'm so very fortunate having a handsome, Virginia Tech grad son, giving me a FREE r/t flight on U.S. Airways SAN/IAD, to celebrate my BD and a wonderful VA vacation week! We dined again at the wonderful Taverna Cretekou in 'Olde Town Alexandria, VA. This without a doubt is my favorite restaurant in Alexandria, VA (my ole stompin grounds) I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Went to taverna cretekou for family dinner tonight and sat in garden. Lovely ambience combined with excellent food (taverna sampler highly recommended) and exceptional service. Will definitely be coming back!

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