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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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Washington, DC
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108 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of six friends decided to celebrate Greek Easter alfresco at Tavena Cretekou. We were seated outside on a beautiful Spring Day. They were offering the traditional Greek Easter spread - Mageiritsa soup and red eggs, a greek salad and a choice of the Lamb on the spit, a whole branzino or chicken. We all chose either the lamb... More 

Thank acdcusa
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in the area and decided to stop by Taverna Cretekou for lunch. I wanted a light dish so I ordered the Souvlaki Kotopoulo which was pieces of chicken in a pita with tomatoes and onions. It was delicious and it was a "light fare" so if you're really hungry you may want to order another dish as this... More 

Thank Carol E
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good stuff. Nice service. We had: DOLMADES AVGOLEMONO (stuffed grape leaves), KOTOPOULO LEMONATO - KOS (chicken)and the  VEGETABLES TIS IMERAS (veggies). Authentic Greek.

Thank Dee W
Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visitors from the west coast who dined with us at Taverna Cretekou two years ago requested an encore and were not disappointed! The food is excellent and the staff is top notch. Our group of 11 diners included two who were celebrating birthdays, and loved the special cake served in their honor. We never felt pressured to leave as we... More 

Thank virginiarn2017
United States
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a two year absence, we returned to Taverna Cretekou for dinner. Our host greeted us and showed us to our table by the faux fireplace. We ordered Agria Manitaria, Arni Shishkebab, Garides Cretekou, and Verikoka Aphrodite. Both the kebabs and the shrimp dish were tasty and large enough for us to share, Our host, who was also our waiter,... More 

Thank Allan W
sarasota florida
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fine Greek food in a good atmosphere. Great service. Cold weather caused the garden to be closed, but indoors is cozy and attractive. Not inexpensive, but the value is there. We always visit when in Alexandria.

Thank tappyt
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 

Thank janlkf
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32 reviews
20 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

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