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Taverna Cretekou

818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017 (Old Town)
703-548-8688
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Ranked #12 of 650 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
Neighborhood: Old Town
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a lovely lunch with traditional Greek food and great Greek wine. We shared a Greek salad, pita chicken, and Sagnacki? shrimp. We did sit by the little "fireplace" and had a whole bunch of gnats though.....it was crazy. We did have to move mid way through our meal. They were landing on our food and in our wine!

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Gainesville, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Great food and even better waiter service from Nick the Spartan (from Sparta). My wife and adult Son all enjoyed the food from the excellent appetizer, breads, drinks, entrees and a desert. Also, the coffee was good too. My meal was the Korva Dava veal and cheese casserole dish) as I recall (not good with Greek names), and my Son... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My wife and her family ate here 9 November 2014. We were seated inside since it was cold; but they do offer outside seating (in the back) when the weather is nice. The restaurant can be a bit loud but my ears adjusted to the noise. Noise level will vary based on the crowd which there is almost always one... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The patio is like being in Europe, great daily lunch buffet, Denise and Chris the owners are wonderful

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Alexandria, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My family has been going to Taverna for more than 30 years, and we have always enjoyed it. They have adjusted their menu and grown with the times, and all the better for it. We especially like to sit outside in nice weather. Great food, fun and friendly waiters who will never steer you wrong, lovely atmosphere, and the hosts... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Good food, nice ambiance and a lovely wait staff. Taverna Cretekou is always a very enjoyable experience.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Best sit down Greek restaurant in Old town. Thea speaks highly of it all the time. She's from the old country so it has to be good and authentic!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Cretekou has a wonderful blend of tasty Greek food and good, friendly service. I would especially recommend that you take advantage of their Sunday Brunch. It has a wide variety of offerings, all fresh and good, weather permitting, you can eat outside at their walled in garden. If you like Greek food, this is the place to go. My wife... More

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

On a street full of restaurants choices, this is one of my favorites. I love eating in the outdoor patio and would highly recommend the Traditional Sampler; every bite on the plate is excellent!

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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Went here for dinner and on the waiter's advice I orderd a Lamb dish wich according to hem was "to die for" the Lamb was not tender and the lemon overpowerd everything. I did not like it at all. When ordering the waiter had to check three times which dish I had orderd even though it was the dish he... 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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