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Taverna Cretekou

818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
+1 703-548-8688
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“lamb” (61 reviews)
“spanakopita” (21 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful atmosphere, good service (although too attentive at times), and excellent food for good prices. It was a nice dinner out, from the bread and dip to the lamb dish I had.

Thank kjb4christ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere was delightful and ever so festive. The owners and waitress were top notch and made us feel welcome on such a special night. I will definitely return to dine again when I am lucky enough to be in Alexandria.

Thank Theoriginalpatra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined here in 2007 and then again this past weekend (December, 2017) - the food and service were both top notch. This is not the least expensive place to eat, but the price is certainly worth it! If you're not familiar with Greek food,...More

Thank j p
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Dinner here with my wife on her birthday. The Taverna has most of the traditional dishes you would expect, with nice portion sizes, very good service, and tasty food. A nice location with a great atmosphere, and be prepared for typical Old Towne pricing.

Thank Scott_M_SubGuy
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I really wanted to go in summer because they have a great outside patio in the back with lights. But it was cold, so we sat inside. Decorated for Christmas, it was quite pretty. On a Sunday night, it didn't get busy until about 7...More

Thank cfuller603
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Annual DC trip in the Fall for business with the entire family....kids have been in tow with us for years and they love Taverna Cretekou through the finikiest of times. This time a local cousin joined in and was surprised he's never been there! So...More

Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

If you are sorely missing fantastic traditional Greek cuisine, fly like Hermès to Taverna Cretekou in Old Town Alexandria, VA. Owner Christos Popaloizou has created perfect Greek recipes from classics like spanakopita, moussaka, pastichia, stuffed grape leaves, keftethes (Greek meatballs) and table side flaming haloumi...More

Thank Bob and Barry V
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Very good traditional place. Not too fancy, cosy place. The food was great we took a combination of greek dishes, great flavor, and very good service.

Thank camiramirezc
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Food was good service was better. Atmosphere was very nice. I may go again. We made reservations but did not need them.

Thank Lynnette F
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

The food here was disappointingly average. The $100 price tag for two entrees, two glasses of wine and a shared dessert didn’t make the overall experience any better. Pros: friendly wait staff, bright dining area, Greek red wine, location, baklava. Cons: food quality and temperature,...More

Thank JE and JA D
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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.
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
25 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$35
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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