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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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Bonita Springs, Florida
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

had a simple lunch in the very very lovely back garden. Service was stellar, you can tell it is family owned by all the the attention to detail. The avagolemeno soup was light and zingy with lemon. Crab in avocado was an old school classic that was very good but needed a bit more seasoning but thankfully wasn't over dressed-... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Authentic Greek cooking in lovely setting. Outdoor garden in the back perfect on temperate days. Hard to know what to recommend as it is all good. Don't be afraid to order the whole fish as they will filet it at your table for you. Make reservations for Easter or Greek Easter for the special meal. Sunday brunch great way to... More 

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Port Ewen, New York
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

We came upon this restaurant while strolling down King St. From the menu it looked good so we stayed for dinner. The dining room area was bright and cheerful and they even had a small band playing Greek music. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful. We both had the leg of lamb. It was wonderful. The service was great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015

We enjoy Greek food & this is one our our favorite Greek restaurants. The atmosphere is warm & inviting, the service friendly & attentive, and the food authentic & delicious. We have never been disappointed.

Thank lindaha324
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

Stopped by the Taverna Cretekou to enjoy a glass of wine and some light fare in the late afternoon. The patio is absolutely lovely. The service was attentive and welcoming. The food, even for light fare was dissappointing. We ordered the octopus and looked forward to a fresh grilled greek octopus. What arrived was mealy and unappetizing. Not sure we... More 

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Long Island NY
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

from the olive oil they bring to your table ( just like my papou brought back from Greece), to the music and the service, everything about this restaurant is very real and genuine. The tarama and hummus were excellent, the soup and entrees equally wonderful.maybe because their style relates to where my ancestors were from, I felt very at home... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

Taverna is one of our favorite Old Town Alexandria dinner locations. Dinning room and back garden/patio areas are available to accommodate parties of any size. The staff is friendly and attentive to every patron, regardless of age. We have enjoyed holiday meals on Easter, Father's Day and special dates throughout the year. Whether its just the two of us or... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

We went to the Taverna Cretekou with another couple. We were able to eat outside on the back patio. We had a great time. The waiter was helpful with suggestions and the food was well prepared. I would recommend it if you have a hankering for Greek food.

Thank Richard M
Louisa, Virginia
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

Super Greek food, nice atmosphere and a very large restaurant. Sometimes, it takes awhile for your plates to be served, but it's well worth it on King St. An alternative is Vaso's Kitchen on Powhatan (I've eaten there and it's absolutely wonderful), or Vaso's Mediterranean on King St. (haven't tried it yet).

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

Had a nice and relax evening here with my better half. Overall service was great and our waitress was very attentive. Food was not as fancy as expected-yet their perfect imperfection impressed me. I felt "home" at this place and certainly will revisit in the future :)

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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, 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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?