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Sweetwater Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Bar
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3066 Gate House Plaza, Falls Church, VA 22042-1028
+1 703-645-8100
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 10:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Hollis, New Hampshire
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138 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wanted a quick bite to take back to my hotel. The server at the bar was helpful and had some good suggestions. She asked if I wanted a drink while I was waiting and, watching her, she was good with all the customers at the bar.

Thank Terri P
Burke, Virginia
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's apart of the Carlyle group. I wished they would showcase- Local craft or small batch brews from VA/DC/MD/WV. Rotation of seasonal dishes or make their unique dishes that have some flavor. Sam blah menu.

Thank ctp2236
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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431 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 992 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

may have to wait for your seating but well worth the wait with selection of beers and food with great service to make you want to come back.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I love there large chicken salads and the warm apple pie with pecans and ice cream. Always a treat.

Thank gsdc
Solon, Ohio
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Repeat visit, once again impressed by the efficiency, food quality and enthusiastic staff, starting with the welcoming hostess Wendy.

Thank Richello
Alexandria, VA
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197 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't been at this restaurant for quite a while and were happy to able to see it decorated for the Holidays! The food is all consistently great and they have a separate gluten free menu. We ordered the lobster bisque, the tortilla soup and the field greens salad for starters. The bread basket included the beignet pillows with the... More 

Thank zenborzoi
Waldorf, Maryland
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here with family and children. We had not heard of this place before, but it sounded good. We were NOT disappointed! Seating was immediate, in spite of a Saturday evening. This place has a very nice menu, with many items that are not regular fare for a restaurant of this price range. Seating was roomy. We had a booth... More 

Thank Samuelicus
Manassas, Virginia
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We like this place and visit it often, usually with a friend or two. The ladies like the salads, with mean or without. My wife likes the chicken salad-bowls. We both like the crab ball appetizer and other apps. I like their burgers that come with various treatments. Good selection of beers on draft and bottled. It can get very... More 

Thank RobertK676
Sterling, Virginia
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194 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sweetwater Tavern is consistently fantastic, as are the other 2 locations. The food never varies in quality (ie, never a "bad night" in the kitchen) you always know you're going to get the same fantastic meal or app that you had last time you were there. Pretty remarkable really. I have a location closer to home so I don't go... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Had the prime rib, tender but lot of fat. Partners burger good French fries very good. My mashed potatoes way to salty. Service just perfunctory. Good mid range chain restaurant

Thank williamcram

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3066 Gate House Plaza, Falls Church, VA 22042-1028
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Falls Church
  • Phone Number: +1 703-645-8100
American casual restaurant with a micro brewery serving western inspired food in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?