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Taverna Cretekou

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818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
703-548-8688
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 32
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  • 15
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
We wanted to be adopted

This is like eating at your Greek grandmother's house if she had a sweet outdoor patio. The gazpacho and lam shank specials were fabulous and the Greek Aphrodite wine was a refreshing outdoor sipper.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Jananne O
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Oceanside, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Wow, thoroughly amazing BD for me, first, Jon, Jackson & Peyton joined Steph, Caiden, Camron & I to enjoy the community pool, then, off for an extraordinary dinner with my dear Jon, Jackson & Peyton at my "fav" in Olde Town Alexandria, Taverna Cretekou! Excellent spanakopita for my meal, Jon enjoyed the lamb shank, Jackson loved the chicken soup w/rice... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Absolutely one of the best "greek meals" i've had in a long time! The dishes were phenomenal and tasted very authentic. Not a huge drink selection, so definitely go to eat! Service was fantastic as well.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Christo and Denise are great restauranteurs and you can tell they love what they are doing. They will treat you like family and you will be back. Anything with Lamb is a definite winner.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Eat inside or out, the service and the food are Great! The food was just as good as we had when we recently visited the Greek Islands.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is like eating at your Greek grandmother's house if she had a sweet outdoor patio. The gazpacho and lam shank specials were fabulous and the Greek Aphrodite wine was a refreshing outdoor sipper.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Such a lovely venue in which to dine either inside or outside in the rear garden. The wall murals & fittings create a good atmosphere. I started with a wonderful Patzari Salad of beetroot, mixed greens,feta & walnut pieces in a balsamic vinaigrette. I followed this with Arni Psito, roast lamb leg seasoned with oregano & garlic & beans, potato... More 

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My spouse and I dined at Taverna Cretekou for brunch on a Sunday afternoon in late May 2015. Taverna Cretekou is located on King Street in Old Town Alexandria. The restaurant is closed on Mondays, but offers lunch Tuesday through Saturday, Sunday brunch, and dinner Tuesday through Sunday. The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating. The huge rear patio... More 

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Malvern, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Had the pleasure of dining at Taverna Cretekou recently. Friendly staff and authentic Greek food. You must try the Lamb! Presented 4 different ways on the menu. The fresh Branzino was fantastic. Host and Hostess were personal chatting with all their customers tableside. Will return to try the Sunday brunch

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Topsham, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We found this place by walking by it and reading the menu, and decided to dine here. It was a good choice! The staff were very attentive, and explained how different dishes were prepared. The lamb kebab was seasoned perfectly, and reminded me of excellent dishes I had had in Crete many years ago. Highly recommended!

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Durham, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

With apologies to Thomas Wolf, you can't go back again. This was a disaster. My wife and I took her sister for her birthday. The waiter's recommendations only included the most expensive dishes on the menu. Hmm, not to happy with that, but he has to make a living. My wife and sister-law both ordered the lamb chops, waiter recommended.... More 

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Additional Information about Taverna Cretekou

Address: 818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
Phone Number: 703-548-8688
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 24 - 24
Cuisine: Greek

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 703-548-8688

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 24
  • Cuisine: Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?