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Taverna Cretekou

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818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
703-548-8688
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Monday
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 156
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Most recent review
great greek food and love the atmosphere

the food is always great, love all the ways they prepare lamb. I go here year round, its warm and cozy in the winter when its cold out. If weather permits, I love to sit out on the back patio area, its like being in Greece!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
jofannie
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Virginia, United States
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Virginia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

the food is always great, love all the ways they prepare lamb. I go here year round, its warm and cozy in the winter when its cold out. If weather permits, I love to sit out on the back patio area, its like being in Greece!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been to Tavern Cretekou several times and had a great meal every time. Went to Greece last summer and had fabulous meals - loved the pastitsio better than any I tried in Greece. Both my husband and I have also both tried lamb dishes and they were delicious! There is also a lovely little patio in the back that... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Family owned. Good food, excellent staff, friendly owners (who are onsite involved directly in operations so if something is not to your liking talk to them directly). The garden in mild weather is the best dinner spot in Old Town.

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Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A fun place to go. Always good food and very nice staff. Fun to sit outside in good weather. Usually very busy.

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As we headed down main street Alexandria we stopped for our last meal before heading to the subway/airport ending a wonderful DC vacation. There was a lunch buffet which we were so sorry we couldn't savor and enjoy longer due to our impending flight! The food was delicious and the owner delightful and friendly, as was the staff. We sat... More 

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Washington, DC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Wonderful Greek dishes, authentic and well-priced. Great atmosphere. The servers were well informed about the Alexandria historic areas, and were prompt, polite and good natured. Great kitchen.

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Gottingen, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We visited this restaurant with friends in search of good mediterranean food and we were very lucky there: the food was really excellent, the service fast and very attentive. One of my friends ordered the fish special and was delighted with it, while the Greek special contained all the essentials and was also very tasty. However, this was a Thursday... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Service excellent but food precooked, Mousaka's Bechamel sauce was very hard on the top and non edible from possible freezer burn, stale, did not taste right...very disappointing as we were very happy on previous visits...

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Expensive, average food, very nice service but overall quite disappointing. Having gone here for Hogmany 2014, I was disappointed. Yes there was a good atmosphere, funny hats, and a glass of champagne at midnight but it was very expensive for the evening and the food was very definitely not worth it. Having been to Greece on many occasions, I felt... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Came to Alexandria for our yearly family get-together. This time the 7 of us went to the restaurant for dinner. Since most of us are vegetarians, we decided to order ALL the vegetarian appetizers (a total of 11!!). We can't decide which one we liked best, since every single one tasted sooo good. The 11 appetizers were enough food for... More 

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?