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“Good Greek food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Taverna Cretekou

Taverna Cretekou
818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017 (Old Town)
703-548-8688
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Ranked #12 of 596 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $24
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
Peotone, Illinois
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110 reviews 110 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
“Good Greek food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Authentic and Tasty Greek food with reasonable prices. Lamb shank with orzo was very good. My wife had the chicken shish kabob which was tasty but a little dry. Very friendly waiter, Hassan.

Visited March 2013
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best Greek Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Outstanding food and service. You walk in and you become family! Thursday nights are terrific due to the wonderful live music, great food, friendly staff, and lots of dancing! I travel here every two years when i am in the area. It is worth the 2000 mile trek all by itself!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, Virginia
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114 restaurant reviews
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
“After many years, a great dining experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

My wife, Janice, a friend, and I ate lunch here on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Five stars!

Janice and I moved to Alexandria in 1996, and soon after we ate at this restaurant. Meh. We never had the desire to return. However, we learned that there had been a change of ownership, so we decided to try it again. We are glad we did. The food & dessert was great. Our server was terrific too, although I didn't get his name. I did learn that he is from Albania and speaks fluent Spanish because he lived in Spain. What a country!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“The Best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We eat here every time we visit Old Town and are never disappointed. This visit we had an octopus appetizer that was absolutely the best we have ever tasted. I had a lamb shank with wine sauce which was delicious! A lemon brule with Zorba coffee for dessert. I wish we lived closer. The waiter was delightful and attentive and when we asked took our picture. It was a lovely evening.

Visited February 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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59 restaurant reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Just average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Not quite sure how this got to be ranked so high out of all the restaurants in this city. The service was good, but the food taste and portions were no more than average. There are definitely better Greek restaurants in the area for a better value. Not a bad place...just average.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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