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Sweetwater Tavern

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45980 Waterview Plz, Sterling, VA 20166-6556
+1 571-434-6500
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I make it a point to visit Sweetwater every time I go to Sterling, Va. This is a must stop restaurant because they sell the best pork chop I have ever eaten. The bread provided while waiting for your meal is also delicious.

Thank jsickeler
Knoxville, Tennessee
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to get a good meal for the family. I give it a very good rating based on our first visit, but not so much on our second visit. Everybody enjoyed their meal so much that we went for a second time but the food was not as good. I got the baby back ribs, and... More 

Thank BRW1124
Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food, service and atmosphere are fantastic! Highly recommended. The beer selection is great as are all the appetizers.

Thank Tom S
Leesburg, United States
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy Sweetwater - food is always good and the Ozzie Rolls are a favorite! However, on our last visit, the service was average. Told it would be a wait of 35-45 minutes. We check with the host after 52 min to see where we are on the list. Should be seated in 5 minutes. After 10 min, we check... More 

Thank Tom D
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Greeted pleasantly by the Hostess at the door. We requested to be seated under the veranda- WOW what a beautiful view! Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive. She recommended to me the Sautéed Filet Mignon Tips with pasta and the sauce is tequila lime sauce, this was absolutely delicious! Yum! Then I ordered the bread pudding, served warm with... More 

Thank 11tt
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we found ourselves in Sterling, Virginia recently at lunchtime, we checked TripAdvisor for the best place to eat and found Sweetwater Tavern in a shopping center. When we arrived, we were not impressed. Although the staff was friendly and efficient, the decor and menu seemed uninspired. Burgers, pasta, pizza, big salads, etc. did not strike us as at all... More 

Thank NancyVoyager
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love visiting Great American restaurants, but Sweetwaters is a favorite. Always start with a Perfect Margarita. Love the fritter appetizer. Burgers are a hit with the kids and we love the filets and crab cakes (cooked Maryland style). Service is excellent and makes excellent food that much better. Worth the extra amount, you won't feel over charged.

Thank Leslie J
Rehweiler, Germany
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is always busy for a reason. The service is the best we have seen anywhere and the menu is fantastic. There is something for everyone and everything tastes so fresh. The prime rib is the best we have had and we love the atmosphere!

Thank guitartraveler60
Coral Springs, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed this restaurant. The menu has a lot to offer for everyone. I really enjoyed the homemade root beer.

Thank Adam T
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

One thing you can count on, is having a good meal for a decent price, every time. Sweetwater is a local go to when you know what a sure thing. It can be noisy and very busy, but I guess that is the price of a good restaurant, which arguably is a sign of a good restaurant.

Thank billyk5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45980 Waterview Plz, Sterling, VA 20166-6556
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Sterling
  • Phone Number: +1 571-434-6500
American casual restaurant with a micro brewery serving a western inspired menu.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?