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Taverna Cretekou

818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
+1 703-548-8688
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“lamb” (54 reviews)
“spanakopita” (20 reviews)
“filo” (6 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017
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Reviewed 9 June 2015

Had eaten here two years ago and was a bit underwhelmed. But we thought we'd give it another try since we enjoy Greek food. Once again, it was just not that good! We began with the appetizer sampler and that was great--how can you go...More

1  Thank Kathy F
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Staff gave us good suggestions and were quite attentive. The appetizer plate for 2 is a great option if you can't decide and the ouzo that accompanies it works surprisingly well!

Thank tbweber
Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

I went to this place a couple days ago. The food was delicious (the octopus was super tender). The waiter was very nice and friendly.

Thank Sylvana F
Reviewed 5 June 2015

We were looking for a nice place, and being in the mood for Greek food, we strolled down King Street early on a Friday evening, and found this gem. When I want lamb done right, it's always the Greek style that does it right, and...More

1  Thank GroomLeader
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Wonderful Greek food. The wine list is wonderful. Try everything to eat, and they have a great out door patio.

1  Thank michaelw1074
Reviewed 31 May 2015

We ate in the court yard on a hot day. My wife loved the Gazpacho. We were group of 9, and everyone was pleased with there meals.

Thank Elkz9
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Lets start by saying if you don't spend alot of money you get crappy service...we stopped in one night after 8pm for a light bite we ordered appetizers and salads which cost $16.00 a piece beacuse they were topped with 3 shrimp !! The waiter...More

1  Thank NurseKathy13
Reviewed 26 May 2015

A group of friends get together once a month for dinner and drinks in Old Town, Alexandria. This month we ate at Taverna. Happily surprised to find we picked a night with Greek music, dancing and plate smashing. The food was outstanding. The service was...More

Thank madammort74
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

Went to their Sunday buffet. Sat outside on patio. Lovely. You were made to feel like family. The food was great. A sampling of Greek foods. Would recommend. Left with another food baby. Lol

1  Thank Autoxer48
Reviewed 22 May 2015

We wanted a Greek restaurant for a family gathering and picked this based on reviews and location. Twelve of us had lunch out on the patio on a beautiful spring afternoon. Everyone was happy with the food and the atmosphere; the only criticism I heard...More

1  Thank Barbara_in_FL
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, 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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