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Taverna Cretekou

818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
+1 703-548-8688
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“spanakopita” (20 reviews)
“filo” (6 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
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1 - 10 of 471 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well, where to start! The service was rude! The food was average, came late and cold and they missed up the order! Didn't even bother to offer not to charge us for it. The honor didn't do anything about it she actually required %18 tip!...More

1  Thank WendyBrady
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family dining with 3 adults and 4 boys under the age of 6 and the host and staff could not have been more accommodating or patient. Overall, the atmosphere is upscale Greek family dining. They have a lovely outdoor patio but we dined indoors to...More

Thank cob2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dining atmosphere is everything you might want in a "Greek" (almost all the staff are not of Greek heritage) restaurant, including the lovely patio setting. Plus, there's lively Greek music played inside. But as others have said, the food is just average. Greek appetizers...More

Thank RM C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the hummus with warm pita bread, chicken lemonato, and lamb lemonado special. We were pleased with everything. The chicken was incredibly flavorful and juicy and the potatoes were too! I didn't care as much for how the carrots and broccoli were cooked. The...More

Thank BeckyE618
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first time we went there were no tables available. Then we tried again another week later but called early enough to get a reservation...and we got a TABLE. The patio is quite the popular place. Love the typical blue/white decor. The staff are nice...More

Thank NurseGess
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I just returned from a two week tour in the Cyclades Islands and was longing for some more delicious Greek food - so Taverna Cretekou seemed the obvious choice. I had been here many years ago - when I think there were other owners -...More

Thank JessieD_VA
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I cannot say enough positive about this restaurant. We were looking for a good and fun place to host a party of 14, the reservation was handled professionally and all options were explained clearly also. The manager/owners authorized app platters and salad family style for...More

Thank Average_jay
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The highlights...they have a beautiful outdoor seating area. It's just delightful and romantic. The service was very attentive. Now as to the entrees...the Moussaka bar none was the most mediocre I've ever had. Having it prepared I can accept but please where's the lamb. Lamb’s...More

Thank palex2016
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I had a wonderful lunch in the charming little courtyard. The food was prepared perfectly, the waiters were very attentive and the owners were as welcoming as you would expect from a family run restaurant. It was about 90F the day we were there, but...More

Thank JBClark
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Moussaka and sampler Greek platter was delicious! We got there a little bit late in the evening, but still the service was great and actually maybe too fast. LOL!

Thank anakarerina
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Leslie M
8 May 2017|
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Response from virginiarn2017 | Reviewed this property |
Metered street parking with a 2-hour limit may be found, but we prefer to use the parking garage 3/4 block north on Alfred St. between King and Cameron. Less than a 2-minute walk from the restaurant. Enjoy! It's a... More
24 February 2017|
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Response from Joette A | Reviewed this property |
You should contact the owner; he is a very personable man who would be happy to answer your question..
Doreen J
29 December 2016|
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Response from jefffairfax | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware of a buffet. The menu is in my opinion reasonable
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-548-8688
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