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Sweetwater Tavern

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3066 Gatehouse Plaza, Falls Church, VA 22042-1028
703 645 8100
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 156
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic local rerturaunt

I am a huge fan of the Great American Restaurants (GAR) brand. The Sweetwater Tavern never fails to please. I have eaten at all 3 locations as well as all of the GAR locations. The service concept is one of the best where they work in teams. They are nor over bearing but there when you need. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
jwbro
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Reston, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Reston, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I am a huge fan of the Great American Restaurants (GAR) brand. The Sweetwater Tavern never fails to please. I have eaten at all 3 locations as well as all of the GAR locations. The service concept is one of the best where they work in teams. They are nor over bearing but there when you need. The food is... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We had a group of five and made call-ahead reservations since we knew it was always busy. I was surprised how fast the service was given the crowd -- but, they seem to have a lot of waitstaff and train them to be speedy and on the ball. Loved the firecracker shrimp (a started that I requested as my entree).... More 

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Matteson, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Very diverse menu with lots of choices. Wait staff was very attentive and made sure to check on you throughout your whole dining experience. Meal arrived in a appropriate amount of time and was the right temperature. Loved the bread that is brought prior to the meal. you could easily fill up on that.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Excellent food sand service. We ordered steaks.. Wonderful! Kind of noisy- a little tough to Talk. Service was attentive and first rate. Portions were generous.

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Plano, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We went here for a business dinner and were told to get the crab cakes and ozzie rolls. I am vegetarian, so I didn't get any meat items, but I did have the veggie burger. It was OK. I didn't really enjoy it, but they did to be creative and different with it. So there's that. My coworkers got the... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Ive eaten there many times and always enjoy their salmon dinner Their warm donut hole rolls are to die for! It's a good place for business lunch or family / friends dinner There's a nice patio one can enjoy when the weather's plesant

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Falls Church, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Luv Stephanie, Tony n Martha!! Thanks for the GREAT service⭐️ Personable, precise, observant n remember your favs. Also great at introducing themselves to newcomers.

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Stuarts Draft, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I met a friend here for drinks, no food. The place was packed, but the staff all seemed seemed very friendly. The bar was crowded and service was a little slow but I enjoyed the busy and energetic atmosphere.

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Rochester, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Very cool place different then anything in Rochester N.Y. I had the jambalaya it had a nice taste /heat

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Fort Myers
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109 reviews 109 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Got the cheese burger! Perfectly cooked. Cheap bun fell apart in my hands like the cheap ones at Dairy Queen....poor quality flour is the cause. Recommend a Calmata bun for some class! Get some decent fries! For the price of the burger, about 4 times the cost of the meat, spring for some classy fries....curls, large fries, spicy fries, ANYTHING... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3066 Gatehouse Plaza, Falls Church, VA 22042-1028
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Falls Church
  • Phone Number: 703 645 8100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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