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Taverna Cretekou

Taverna Cretekou

Greek Restaurant · Old Town
818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314, United States
Open until 9:30 PM (Show more)
  • Tue–Fri
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–10:30 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:30 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner
Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 64 votes

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    Jon D.
    "This is a cool little place, the garden in the back is a must."(11 Tips)
    Christine Maentz S.
    "Lunch buffet $12.95 very tasty & authentically Greek!"(6 Tips)
    Chuq Y.
    "Get the saganaki and stand back when they light it on FIRE!"(2 Tips)
    Sarah J.
    "Authentic Greek- the lamb dishes are great"(2 Tips)
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34 tips and reviews.

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  • gardens
  • buffet
  • Greek food
  • authentic
  • seafood
  • caviar
  • good for dates
  • healthy food
  • saganaki
  • lively
  • hidden gem
  • crab
  • desserts
  • dancing
  • romantic
  • family-friendly
  • sandwiches
  • vegetarian food
  • coffee
  • shrimp
  • Michael D.

    The Buffet for $12.95 is great. Food is excellent and their bread and fresh olive oil is tasty together. The garden seating is great and since I'm on vacation I will make my way back here one day.

    Michael D · September 17, 2015
  • Richard G.

    Awesome food and atmosphere, get a table in the garden on Thursday night and dance

    Richard Geer · August 15, 2015
  • Steve D.

    Shrimp simmered in tomatoes

    Steve Dahlgren · July 4, 2015
  • DR G.

    Absolutely lovely, shaded back garden. Feels just like our trips to Greece.

    DR G · April 22, 2015
  • Sarah J.

    Authentic Greek- the lamb dishes are great

    Sarah Johnson · October 21, 2014
  • Yuri B.

    Service is great! Food is okay, but desserts are a pass. Baklava has no layers. Our party ordered one of each and all were unimpressed.

    Yuri B · October 20, 2014
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    TV Food Maps · September 2, 2014
  • becca g.

    The grilled octopus is amazing!

    becca gibson · August 7, 2014
  • Olivia J.

    Delicious Greek food and great atmosphere! Definitely eat in the garden when it's available!

    Olivia Jane · June 30, 2014
  • Shon Z.

    Excellent food! Love the light fare!

    Shon Z · June 28, 2014
  • Wayne F.

    The coffee was a delightful close to a wonderful meal.

    Wayne Fowler · October 30, 2013
  • Annie O.

    Lunch buffet is delicious. The flounder was fabulous.

    Annie O'Neill · October 4, 2013
  • Sarah S.

    Must try the Greek sampler platter that includes the caviar dip! Heaven in your mouth!

    Sarah Skarda · September 5, 2013
  • Olivia J.

    The appetizer sampler was amazing! And I'll definitely be trying some desserts next time

    Olivia Jane · August 22, 2013
  • Pavel U.

    The garden is the best place to sit. The food is sublime. During lunch hours they have the buffet and you can have a very good lunch for the price of 2 sandwiches in Midtown Manhattan

    Pavel Urusov · August 20, 2013
  • Alison G.

    Amazing crab avocado salad !

    Alison Gerver · August 16, 2013
  • Amy M.

    Get the flaming cheese & Al was FAB!!

    Amy Morehouse · August 9, 2013
  • Jamaal D.

    Dine in the garden

    Jamaal Davis · June 22, 2013
  • Tyler M.

    Food is mediocre, most commonly overcooked. The garden is beautiful and relaxing.

    Tyler M · June 6, 2013
  • Jessica G.

    Saganaki - traditional style - is not to be ignored... melts in your mouth!

    Jessica Geiszler · May 30, 2013
  • Julie S.

    Come on Thursdays for the full on Greek experience! Live music and dancing. Opa!

    Julie S · March 15, 2013
  • David H.

    Try the Kotopoulo Me Damaskina - Chicken Breast Marinated in Dry Sherry, Lemon Juice and Fresh Spices with Finely Chopped Prunes, Mango, Papaya, Thyme, Nutmeg and Peppercorns.

    David Harrity · March 14, 2013
  • Home Owner Solution Network I.

    Veggie lasagna

    Home Owner Solution Network Inc · February 14, 2013
  • Rachel B.

    The sautéed shrimp and feta cheese appetizer for two is to diiiie for! Expensive! But way so worth it. I could it for every meal. Or just constantly without stopping.

    Rachel Bridgwood · September 3, 2012
  • Merridy T.

    Eat out in the garden area, beautiful meal.

    Merridy Toepfer · May 17, 2012
  • Christine Maentz S.

    Lunch buffet $12.95 very tasty & authentically Greek!

  • Jon D.

    This is a cool little place, the garden in the back is a must. Everything our party had was really good on the menu, so dont think you can go wrong.

    Jon Darveau · March 24, 2012
  • Margarita B.

    Best Sunday brunch buffet! This restaurant is beautiful and delicious.

    Margarita Bragg · October 16, 2011
  • Jill H.

    The owner is in love with our family. She gave us a free bottle...

    Jill H. · September 22, 2011
  • Chuq Y.

    Get the saganaki and stand back when they light it on FIRE!

    Chuq Yang · July 21, 2011
  • Kylee C.

    Fab Greek buffet & excellent service. Free champs for bday party f/ the owner. Get the Turkish coffee.

    Kylee Coffman · April 3, 2011
  • Bennett S.

    Satyrikon is an excellent sampler. And the Moussaka is warm & filling without being heavy.

    Bennett Starnes · March 5, 2011
  • Vanessa F.

    The garden outside is a hidden gem. Opa!

    Vanessa French · December 4, 2010
  • Laura H.

    Eat in the garden out back. It's a wonderful little oasis!

    Laura Howe · May 30, 2010

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