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Taverna Cretekou

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818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
+1 703-548-8688
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
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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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

There was nothing memorable about this meal. The food was below average and it tasted like they just threw ingredients together in a hurry without giving any thought as to whether or not they would work together. I have had Greek food before and this was not a good Greek food. After finishing our dinner we were wishing that we... More 

Thank Information11
North Potomac, Maryland
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I just returned from a fabulous Greek buffet in Alexandria. Great appetizers, lemon rice soup, spanakopita, hummus,, dolmades, walnut and red beet salad, tzatziki and salad greens and feta. Carved lamb, chicken skewers, moussaka, pastitsio, chicken kalamata, and a Greek custard for dessert. The service was excellent and the owners came over a few times to check... More 

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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

While visiting the kids we decided on Greek. Got there early. Good table for a Wednesday night. We ordered the special from the menus. Holy cow! The food was amazing, plentiful, and served well. Coffee was fresh. The desserts were delightful. Our waiters were attentive, but not bothersome.

Thank Gjm1949
Springfield, Missouri
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

As part of a party of around twenty we surely presented challenges, but the service and food were outstanding. Staff could not have been more pleasant or efficient. As the restaurant filled it it became quite loud, and the music was a bit too loud for easy conversation. Outstanding otherwise.

Thank lindasmyers
Alexandria, Virginia
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I really wanted to like this place more than I did as the staff was very welcoming and the inside is attractive and spacious. I ordered the sautéed mushrooms as my appetizer and it was on the mushy and over oily side. My dining partner's spanakopita was both chilly and mushy. My lamb kabob was clearly made with a lesser... More 

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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

My husband and I haven't been back here for 20 years, although I've been yearning to return ever since. Finally, today was the day, and we're so, so happy we went. The food was even better than we remembered (and we're getting pickier these days). I had the lunch buffet, which for $12.95 is a great deal comprised of a... More 

Thank Joette A
Washington Dc
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204 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderfully Greek looking restaurant with good food and service. Split the lightly fried calamari which they serve with only lemon juice and a wonderful small scoop of Greek rice. This is the perfect dish to split while having drinks. For main courses we had the lamb shishkebab and the mixed dishes special which let you tast 5 different dishes served... More 

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Hinckley, Ohio
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 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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96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 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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277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 35
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, 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 22314-3017
  • 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?