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Sweetwater Tavern

14250 Sweetwater Ln, Centreville, VA 20121-5336
703-449-1100
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Ranked #2 of 94 Restaurants in Centreville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
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Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Nice place, food was good but the wait is long even that we called one hour in advance. Service was good but also slow. I will give them a second chance.

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Centreville, Virginia, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Big name>? sure however, food portions are small and worse thing is the beer sampler not good at all. Too pricy for what you get, I guess there is high demand in the area.

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Amaron C, Guest Relations Manager at Sweetwater Tavern, responded to this review

Dear George, Thank you for taking the time to review us on trip advisor. It is always our goal to exceed our guests expectations, and we are so sorry to have disspointed you with the portion sizes and the beer sampler during your recent visit. A manager at Sweetwater Tavern would like to personally speak with you about your experience.... More

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140 reviews 140 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I had heard about the Sweetwater from many people and decided to try it. This is a busy, noisy large scale restaurant. That said, they do a pretty good job. The food here is average - nothing too exciting. Disappointingly, my husband's baked potato cold and his meat under cooked, my ribs were good but, my coleslaw was not cold... More

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Denver
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I lived right nearby when they first opened about 15 years ago and quickly fell in love with this place. I flew into Dulles Airport recently and made a point of eating here again after a 14 year hiatus. It was just as I remembered. When you arrive and see everyone waiting for tables (wait was 60 minutes during main... More

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We decided to seat at the outside bar and were welcomed by Lauren. We had some appetizers and various drinks. Lauren was attentive to our needs and wants much more than bartenders I have had serve me at our restaurants. Even the outside was great for families and the servers were attentive.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is our to to stop on the way to or from Dulles International Airport. The food is always good, the service is excellent, prices reasonable and their Sweetwater beers are very good.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I love the Great American Restaurants! Food is always good. If by some chance you don't like it they will make it right. We stopped at this Sweetwater tavern on our way from NC to Herndon, VA. It seemed packed and I thought we were going to have to wait a while. These guys do a great job turning over... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

My niece had a break between dance recitals this afternoon, and Sweetwater was close, so we called ahead to see if there was a wait for a party of 6. The hostess said there wasn't, but took my name just in case (I highly recommend using Call Ahead at all Great American Restaurant locations). We were seated immediately upon arrival,... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is one of our go-to places - great atmosphere, fun beers, and the best grilled salmon (either on a salad or as a dinner) anywhere. Their Roasted Corn and crab chowder is only served certain days (I think Fri) and is worth the trip just for that. Fresh bread basket and soup makes a great meal.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I like this chain--especially Mikes and Sweetwater--for their menu selection and their good service. This visit was no exception. Ordered the steak on this occasion and it was cooked perfectly to order. Service was excellent. Atmosphere here is always fun.

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