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Taverna Cretekou

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818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-548-8688
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A friendly, homey place with generous portions in a pretty sterile area. I've been here many times over many years and never am disappointed. Greeks know how to treat you right, and are masters at restaurant entrepreneurship

Thank ChristopherOnTheMove
United States
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636 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I get here maybe once a year. Last visit was not so good. But tonight they redeemed themselves in my eyes! If you like fish, I suggest the whole grilled bronzini. The price is reasonable and the fish itself is delicious. They will debone it for you if you wish. And as it is a whole fish, it's a nice... More 

Thank 1AnnieEliza
Graham, Washington
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was with a group of 15 people. The restaurant was crowded, the service was outstanding and speed of getting served was beyond expectations. Plus our servers knew and remembered who got which dish. The taste and quality of food was great.

Thank Grahams-Home
St. Thomas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wine was wonderful and plentiful. Every bit of food from Greek salad to fried cheese to entrees to dessert and dessert coffee was absolutely perfect. Live music was so nice and smashing plates and dancing just topped it off. Can't wait to go back next time I'm in town.

Thank CaptPeach
Los Angeles, California
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570 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was attracted by the outside of this restaurant which really stands out on King Street. I was offered the choice between the regular menu or the lunch buffet and I chose the buffet which was very good. It included soup , a variety of salad and appetizers as well as a lamb curry with rice and vegetables. The menu... More 

Thank bccrab
Salem, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a terrific dinner at this attractive restaurant in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria. I especially loved the Taverna Special which had about 4 different popular Greek dishes (moussaka, stuffed grape leaf, meatball, etc.). My husband enjoyed the calamari dish which was very flavorful and tender. The waiter was very helpful and service was efficient. We would definitely... More 

Thank JudyandFred
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

So far, in two weeks this has been the best. (Gosh, where have i eaten?) The sampler platter was good insofar as being able to taste a lot of different things. "Pudding" dessert was yuk. Live music, good wait staff. It was great

Thank Jama J
Charlotte, North Carolina
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We now understand why people drive down from Washington DC and from all over to eat at this Alexandria Greek Restaurant. Cozy and inviting - you could be transported back to Crete The octopus was tender and beautifully flavored. The Taverna special - a sample of several dishes was delicious. The Crete Lamb morsels wrapped in filo with vegetables and... More 

Thank LadyBrit1
Lancaster, Pa.
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508 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

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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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

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

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?