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Taverna Cretekou

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

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  • 171
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  • 96
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 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
Authentic Greek food in a charming setting

This charming jewel in a sea of bars and unimpressive restaurants stood out immediately with its treed garden outdoor dining area and twinkling white lights. The food was very good but of course it was better in Greece... Our fellow diners were impressed with the variety on the menu. Our waiter was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
Kelleygirl2
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Sarasota, Florida
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Durham, North Carolina
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I went to Taverna Cretekou with a group of five. We ordred appetizers, which were all wonderful. Then came the main course... I opted for the Arni Kapama lamb dish. The sauce, potatoes and green beans were all wonderful (however I did find quite a few stems attached to my green beans). The lamb on the otherhand, was tough and... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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172 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This charming jewel in a sea of bars and unimpressive restaurants stood out immediately with its treed garden outdoor dining area and twinkling white lights. The food was very good but of course it was better in Greece... Our fellow diners were impressed with the variety on the menu. Our waiter was charming but the service was very slow.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Had eaten here two years ago and was a bit underwhelmed. But we thought we'd give it another try since we enjoy Greek food. Once again, it was just not that good! We began with the appetizer sampler and that was great--how can you go wrong with it? But 3 out of 4 of us were not crazy about our... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Staff gave us good suggestions and were quite attentive. The appetizer plate for 2 is a great option if you can't decide and the ouzo that accompanies it works surprisingly well!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I went to this place a couple days ago. The food was delicious (the octopus was super tender). The waiter was very nice and friendly.

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We were looking for a nice place, and being in the mood for Greek food, we strolled down King Street early on a Friday evening, and found this gem. When I want lamb done right, it's always the Greek style that does it right, and they do it right! The ARNI YOUVETSI, braised Shank of Lamb Served Greek Style with... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Wonderful Greek food. The wine list is wonderful. Try everything to eat, and they have a great out door patio.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We ate in the court yard on a hot day. My wife loved the Gazpacho. We were group of 9, and everyone was pleased with there meals.

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North Massapequa, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Lets start by saying if you don't spend alot of money you get crappy service...we stopped in one night after 8pm for a light bite we ordered appetizers and salads which cost $16.00 a piece beacuse they were topped with 3 shrimp !! The waiter was rude after we placed the order he never came back to the table once... 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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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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