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Taverna Cretekou

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Old Town
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818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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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Alexandria, Virginia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I came here with two friends last night. It's a mid-range Greek restaurant and we knew the pricing would be high. However, we were disappointed in the food. The lamb I got was very dry and the baklava for dessert had way too much filling and hardly any phylo dough. Too expensive for what we got. Will... More 

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sarasota florida
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fine food in a nice setting inside and a perfect out door dining area. Greek food is a favorite of ours and we seek out good Greek restaurants in cities we visit. We love the charm and attractions of Alexandria and Taverna Cretkou is one we never miss when we visit. The Morrison House is our favorite Hotel in town... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The welcome to this restaurant is very pleasant and efficient - there's no waiting to be seen even when it's busy. The outside seating area is full of charm and atmosphere. The time I visited inside was fairly quiet so I can't comment on that, but the place definitely succeeds in having an authentic Greek taverna feel to it. The... More 

Thank ara29
fairfax va
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134 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food wonderful garden for outside fining lots of fun with a Greek band on Thursdays When in oldtown go u will enjoy The appetizers fish Snd lamb were big hits Family owned and operated

Thank jefffairfax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here many times and never have been disappointed. Often the owners have stopped by our table just to welcome us and have a nice word. Decor is authentic and food is fresh and tasty. Even when it's busy on a weekend night we have never felt rushed. The patio seating is the best in Old Town!

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westchester, new york
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Taverna Cretekou on the recommendation of friends who live in Alexandria and are serious about food. The food was excellent, fresh, and well-prepared, and the dining experience on the back patio was extremely pleasant. In addition, our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We enjoy Greek food regularly in restaurants in New York City, and... More 

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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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398 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my daughter's favorite restaurants in old town Alexandria, and she wanted to introduce me to it. So, it was a treat to meet her for lunch on a weekday. Our waiter arrived to our table shortly after we were seated and invited us to the buffet (appeared to be popular for those on a lunch hour)... More 

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Ft. Worth, TX
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ancient restaurant is quaint, but has multiple sets of stairs and the restrooms are on the second floor. The vine-covered patio with ceiling fans made outdoor dining pleasant on a 90*F day. The authentic Greek food was absolutely delicious. An efficient server brought ample helpings of moussaka, the leg of lamb and the flounder stuffed with spinach and feta.... More 

Thank Laurie A
Warsaw, Poland
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432 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a friend and I'm partial to Greek food. This was very good, if a tad on the expensive side. But nice atmosphere, especially in the outdoor terrace area.

Thank Beata M
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely evening! Standout meal! Delicious Crete/Greek food--- excellent service. The roasted vegetable entree was mouth watering tasty good. The fish dish with stuffed spinach and pine nuts was great. Try the Greek White House wine! And the baklava was top notch. Great find!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$24 - $24
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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

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