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Taverna Cretekou

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Old Town
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818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-548-8688
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Hinckley, Ohio
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food,great service. The food was very good. Lamb shank is outstanding with traditional red sauce. They also offer lamb shank with a lemon sauce. The chicken with the kalamata red sauce was very tasty. The Greek house red wine was surprisingly good. A very traditional Greek restaurant. Anyone who is Greek will totally understand. A couple Greek musicians started... More 

Thank Hygienist83
Alexandria, Virginia
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a double date with new friends. Hubby ordered the whole Bronzino fish flown in from Greece. It was probably swimming less than 24 hours before. They came table side and deboned the whole thing leaving only wonderful fresh and yummily prepared fish. Quite impressive. I must go back for the Thursday night dancing.

Thank HavePileWillTravel
Alexandria, Virginia
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294 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived earlier than my friend but they insisted on seating me and they poured water and provided a menu. I was going to catch up with an old friend so we spent a good portion of the dinner talking and forgetting about ordering, etc. However, the waiter was very patient and even asked if the kitchen could change the... More 

Thank corkscrewd
United States
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the food and excellent service at this Greek restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia. It's reasonably priced too. Alexandria is an impressive location, beautiful and historic.

Thank 4Vino
Palm Coast, Florida
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273 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit on the expensive side, but good food. We stopped here late nite for some appetizers. Amazing stiffed grape leaves.

Thank nboutot
Katy, Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wandered into Taverna Cretekou by chance and was so happy I did. Food was excellant, wait staff was the best and overall experience was great. Even though it was a busy weekend evening and there were several large parties, the service was not rushed, and their recommendations were spot-on.

Thank Cstudenko
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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188 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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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643 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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 

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Graham, Washington
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 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

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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
US$ 8 - US$ 35
Mediterranean, Greek
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-548-8688

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