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Taverna Cretekou

818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
+1 703-548-8688
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“lamb” (53 reviews)
“spanakopita” (20 reviews)
“filo” (6 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
Neighbourhood: Old Town
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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...More

Thank Information11
Reviewed 19 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...More

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Reviewed 13 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,...More

Thank Gjm1949
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank lindasmyers
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...More

Thank Sile365
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)....More

Thank Joette A
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...More

1  Thank IDC637
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank Hygienist83
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....More

Thank HavePileWillTravel
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....More

Thank corkscrewd
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Leslie M
Where is the nearest parking?
7 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
Are gluten free Sunday brunch offerings offered and identified; if not, can the regular lunch/dinner menu be used to order during the Sunday brunch?
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..
Doreen J
I am looking for a Greek buffet, some people who visited the place they say they have buffet dinner is it true? How expensive is it?
29 December 2016|
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Response from jefffairfax | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware of a buffet. The menu is in my opinion reasonable
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$35
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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail