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Taverna Cretekou

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818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
703-548-8688
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12:00 pm - 10:30 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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 185
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  • 103
    Very good
  • 32
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  • 16
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful evening under the stars

We had a table for 7 last weekend outside on their patio and it was fantastic. Excellent service, great wine suggestions and very good Greek food. Small complaints, some of the dishes were not as warm as they should have been, a few bones in the fish. All in all a very good dinner for a Saturday... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had a table for 7 last weekend outside on their patio and it was fantastic. Excellent service, great wine suggestions and very good Greek food. Small complaints, some of the dishes were not as warm as they should have been, a few bones in the fish. All in all a very good dinner for a Saturday night and a... More 

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Istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

When company comes to visit, this is one of the restaurants we take people here in Old Town. They always love it and ask to go back the next time they visit. It has the best Greek food in the DC area. The food is great, the service is good and it feels authentic. I have been to Greece several... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This is truly a real Greek restaurant. You feel that you've been transported to a lush patio in Greece. The food is great and the service is attentive.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Where do I even begin, this is a great place. There is a large patio in the back for some outdoor eating, so make sure to sit out there. There is not really any view because it is behind the restaurant, but it is still nice to sit outside and have a delicious dinner. I have been twice, and each... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Had a late brunch with the family here and the wait staff were very courteous and friendly without being overbearing. The food was very good, even at the end of the time for brunch.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We love Taverna Cretekou! The patio is awesome and you feel like you are transported to another place. We go every few months and the waitstaff is always friendly. The food is fantastic. We try to get different items and have never had a bad meal there. Highly recommended for any occasion.

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We chose this restaurant to celebrate our daughter and son-in-law's anniversary. Although I am not that familiar with Greek food, I was amazed and happy with my choice of the Greek sampler. Everything on the plate was tasty and enjoyable. Our waiter was excellent and gave not only great service but answered all of our questions and made personal recommendations... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We love their outdoor garden which makes you feel like you are in Greece. The waiters are mostly Greek too. The food is good as is the service. This place is family owned and the best Greek Restauranr in the area.

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Ithaca, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had a late lunch with our daughter in the beautiful patio, under an awning. Fantastic atmosphere... We've lived in Greece and this was a very close simile... Ambiance was fantastic, wait staff were very charming and helpful. We shared a whole bunch of meze, or appetizers... Salads and appetizers were excellent....highly recommended!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A taste of fresh ingredients and a well made salad combined to make our meal very good. We shared our entrées and dessert. Excellent service.

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Restaurant Details

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?