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Taverna Cretekou

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818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
703-548-8688
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11:30 am - 2:30 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

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    Very good
  • 30
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  • 13
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  • 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
Greek!

An excellent Greek restaurant, sit out in the courtyard if the weather is nice, enjoy your lamb ( What? Of course you're having lamb) dolmades, baba ganoush and hummus. Then drink some ouzo and listen to the Greek band doing some Old Country favorites that even if you're not Greek will still be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
PetePope1
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Southern Shores, North Carolina
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had a great dinner there; the atmosphere, service and food were outstanding. It is decidedly Greek, as they spoke basically Greek to each other. We started off with the grilled octopus, drizzled in lemon and olive oil and the stuffed filo (spinach and cheeses), then the Lamb Kabobs and Lamb shank. Excellent; I wish I lived here, as I... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Christina an her husbnd are alway on the job. The garden is lovely and the Sunday buffet is a great value. Their daily specals are always worth trying.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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231 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

An excellent Greek restaurant, sit out in the courtyard if the weather is nice, enjoy your lamb ( What? Of course you're having lamb) dolmades, baba ganoush and hummus. Then drink some ouzo and listen to the Greek band doing some Old Country favorites that even if you're not Greek will still be oddly familiar. Oopa!,

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Baltimore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Having lived in Athens for six months, I can say this restaurant is like almost every taverna in Greece down to the tables and chairs. Lots of seating, and I loved the recreated Minoan frescoes from Thira. The only difference is the extensive menu (and in English of course!) The olives in my chicken special were so juicy and fresh-... More 

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fairfax va
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111 reviews 111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

this is an exceptional dining experience especially on Thursday nite wher there is a greek band ,patrons doing their zorba imitations including throwing the glasses and plates my goodness such fun,service and food

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Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is our favorite romantic restaurant to sit outside and feel like were on the Aegean. Service is impeccable. Ambience is perfect. Food is delicious, rich, and comforting.

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Virginia, United States
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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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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
27 helpful votes 27 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
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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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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?