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Taverna Cretekou

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
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818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-548-8688
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Lancaster, Pa.
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503 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and i stopped into this very nice Greek restaurant again for lunch as we always do when in D.C./Alexandria. Easy to find in the 800 block of King St with a welcoming sign out front touting their luncheon buffet and patio/garden dining. We were seated promptly with a smile and met our waiter Gerry who was professional and... More 

Thank LancasterTraveler
Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is somewhat difficult to find but once you have found it you will want to come back time after time. The wait staff is friendly and professional, the food is delicious. I have tried almost every item on the menu and have never been disappointed. Start with some traditional ouzo and let the server suggest what is the... More 

Thank JohnVeldhuis
Holland, Michigan
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113 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every annual Alexandria visit includes dinner here in the outside garden space. The waitstaff remembers us, is most attentive, and the food is always predictably tops! Located on King Street, the entrance is small but opens into spaciousness. We look forward to our next "Greek" experience!

Thank jane o
Long Island, NY
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere was very cozy and warm. Enjoyed our meal. Had the saganoki appetizer that was fabulous. They lit it on fire befor serving. I had the lamb chops and my husband had the lamb shanks. Both were wonderful. We will definitely come back.

Thank ncnags
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am of Greek heritage and was excited to see there was a Greek restaurant near our hotel in Alexandria. The patio setting was lovely and romantic for my husband and I. We shared some tatziki which was very thick, but tasty. I had the lamb shank with orzo. It looked like it had been sitting in the kitchen for... More 

Thank Karen W
St. Petersburg, Florida
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we do not miss a year of eating there, but only when the weather is good for outside seating. The food is excellent.... Greek. We do not care to eat inside because their garden seating is beautiful with plants and flowers. A MUST TRY!

Thank Lois L
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have had the opportunity to eat here annually during March while in town for a conference. Very welcoming atmosphere, great food & service. Love the dancing.

Thank Cindy G
Nashville, Indiana
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93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I knew I wanted to visit here from the reviews, but it was even better than that. I went during the summer and really enjoyed the outdoor seating. The Sunday brunch buffet had all my favorite Greek dishes and several I'd be never had before. Really top quality and quaint. I can't wait to go back to Alexandria and eat... More 

Thank attorney07
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent, staff so friendly, atmosphere relaxed. My fish was filleted at the table which was fun to watch. Our waiter recommended a fabulous bottle of Greek wine. We'll be back!

Thank KayW666
Alexandria, VA
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Went out to dinner with 4 friends. Atmosphere is very nice. Wait staff was great and very attentive. Two of us had the lamb with lemon sauce special. It was so delicious and cooked perfectly. We will be coming back!

Thank AliceAlexandria_VA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $35
Mediterranean, Greek
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-548-8688

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?