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Taverna Cretekou

818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017 (Old Town)
703-548-8688
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Ranked #10 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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Kinnelon, New Jersey
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My wife and I were excited to visit this restaurant during our recent visit, due to some positive TA reviews. Unfortunately, with minor exceptions, we were sorely disappointed. The physical setting interior and garden setting exterior were very nice. And the soup was very good. What bothered us greatly was the food, it was Greek on the menu, but not... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

On a beautiful mild August evening we had a delightful meal in the Gardner of this friendly restaurant. One of my friends and I had the fish special that was served whole and filleted expertly at the table. It was perfectly cooked, moist and flakey and served with the most wonderful confit potatoes. The service was very good and the... More

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Miami Beach
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179 reviews 179 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We visited this lovely place on the recommendation of a cousin. We were pleased with the location, the surroundings, and the ambiance. It is in unpretentious looking building and has an outgoing staff. We were given time to choose our dishes and drinks. The service was friendly; but not overwhelming. The food was hot, not too pricey, timely, and generally... More

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Alexandria, VA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The food at Taverna Cretekou has been superb for many years, and we remain amazed at how their menu has become even more like sitting down to a great meal in a neighborhood taverna. The owners care about their customers, and the consistent quality of the food is an example of that care.

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 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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