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Taverna Cretekou

818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
+1 703-548-8688
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“lamb” (61 reviews)
“spanakopita” (21 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

Looking from the outside, the restaurant looks very cosy, and since we like good, Greek food, we decided to go in. We shouldn't have. The menu, they had outside the restaurant, wasn't the same as we were presented inside. The prises were a little bit...More

Thank Derejsende
Reviewed February 4, 2018

This restaurant was exceptionally good, with excellent staff and a wonderful selection of well prepared dishes. Beautiful bright restaurant interior. Staff was attentive and helpful. All of the food was delicious and a very good value for the extremely high quality of the dining experience....More

Thank HistoryBuff514
Reviewed January 23, 2018

We had a very delicious and unique Sunday Brunch at Taverna Cretekou this past Sunday. Everything was so tasty, from the lemon soup that they start you out with, to the pastitsio and the marinated calamari. The service was also Top Notch! Our water glasses...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed January 17, 2018

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 December 24, 2017 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 December 17, 2017

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 December 9, 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 December 5, 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 November 25, 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 November 25, 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
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Brenda B
September 27, 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
May 7, 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
February 24, 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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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