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Taverna Cretekou

818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
+1 703-548-8688
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“lamb” (61 reviews)
“spanakopita” (21 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

I have eaten here many times over the years and the food is always great. My most recent visit was with friends whom I wanted to converse with so I wanted a quiet noise level. We were seated in the back garden and it was...More

Thank Paula K
Reviewed 16 October 2015

This restaurant had been recommended to us by friends, so we arrived full of anticipation. The service was good, if a little self-congratulatory. We had the taramasalata to start with, which was very good. Then moussaka, which was tired and had been kept warm too...More

Thank Burntfingers
Reviewed 4 October 2015

No, it's not a jie-roh. It's a Yeer-oh. This classic Greek pita was terrific. I had it for lunch. It's best eaten open-face, with greens sauced in a delicious dressing, and a generous portion of tzatziki to spread over the perfectly seasoned lamb strips. Diced...More

1  Thank Jim O
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I have been here several times. My favorites include the broiled fish special of the day, or the half-chicken, and the Greek potatoes. I wanted to try something different, but should have stuck with my stand-bys. I had a dish that can best be described...More

Thank 1AnnieEliza
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

I happened on this restaurant about 5 years ago on a business trip; I enjoyed it so much that I vowed to return the next time in the area. As it happens, I recently visited Greece and Crete. So I can attest 1st hand that...More

Thank Smeisel2
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

After reading reviews, decided to go in for lunch. Ordered saganaki; the waiter unable to ignite brandy, seven it anyway. Had an awful taste and almost no flavor. Looked as though it was prepackaged and heated up. Had to ask for lemons to go with...More

1  Thank Michael D
Reviewed 23 September 2015

We loved everything about the Taverna! We selected it as we were taking our vegetarian friend out to dinner and wanted plenty of options for everyone in our party of three. We had a reservation on a busy Saturday night and were seated promptly in...More

Thank Neferteria
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

We travel to Alexandria once a year for work and we found this restaurant a few years ago. It is perfect for many reasons...we always meet up with several people andbits always delicious and they can handle a large group. This time we sat out...More

Thank SAWtravel
Reviewed 18 September 2015

a higher-end Greek restaurant where you might not find shish- kebobs and gyros. The bread and dipping sauce were outstanding as were the two fish dishes we ordered. Many of the items on the menu were prepared either traditionally or Crete inspired. Would definitely go...More

Thank Henry I
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Four of us visited this Old Town restaurant for their Sunday Buffet. The variety of traditional Greek food was impressive, with the squid and lamb being especially good. Salads were fresh and dishes were quickly replenished. Our only minor concerns were lukewarm soup and later,...More

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Brenda B
27 September 2017|
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Response from JBClark | Reviewed this property |
They do, but it is a Greek place so lamb is the word. There are plenty of good steak places, this isn't one of them.
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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
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lsorren
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..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 35
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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