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Taverna Cretekou

818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
+1 703-548-8688
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“lamb” (58 reviews)
“dolmades” (17 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
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1 - 10 of 479 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday night dinner with friends outside on the patio - delightful! Great hospitality even during a busy night - owners seemed glad to see me, even though they didn't know me, and server was pleasant and not overbearing. Branzino and spanakopita were delicious, along with...More

Thank Cynthia L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Revisited one of our favorite Old Town restaurants. The food is amazing prepared to perfection. The garden with its twinkle lights is a delight. The service is first rate. You can not go wrong visiting this genuine Greek restaurant. Their Bransino is my favorite.

Thank Travelwestport
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely evening dining on the patio under a big tree. Our table is close to the street. But it was not noisy. We could carry a conversation without raising our voice. We did have a hard time reading the menu due to...More

Thank Rydes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family LOVES dining here. from the hearty Greek welcome at the front door to the Galaktoboureko for dessert this restaurant just epitomizes the warm Mediterranean culture that is Greece and Cyprus.

Thank mrosen94
Reviewed 8 August 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful meal and experience, we ordered the appetizer sampler, all tasty, very good. My wife had fish that was perfect and de-boned by the waiter at the table. I had a lamb phylo dish that was so delicious, Exhokiton...More

Thank Lucky2639
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Saturday August 5 could have been chosen, "Nicest Day, Summer '17." A rippling breeze, temps in low 80s. A sky so azure, no skilled painter, no photographer, no writer could match or describe. From the Market, we walked across the street to Carlyle House History...More

Thank helios5356
Reviewed 31 July 2017

My wife and I visited this place on a Friday night. We spent $146 (before tip) for 2 appetizers (saganaki cheese; and an eggplant-base dish = about $10 each dish), 2 entrees (4 small and poor quality lamb chops for $35 dollars!; and 4 stuffed...More

1  Thank GourmetObserver
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Two nights in a row and everything was consistent. The appetizers, the salmon, the chicken very flavorful and authentic. The atmosphere made me feel like I was back in Greece, Bravo sou!

Thank Matia26
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Hard to go wrong here. Friendly help. Fresh Mediterranean fare. The highlight is live dancers and music. Right on Alexandria's main street, King St., a walk or tram from the metro. Excellent for large groups or intimate occasions. Not a chain, unique. Stands out among...More

Thank Edward M
Reviewed 20 July 2017 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

2  Thank WendyBrady
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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