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Sweetwater Tavern

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45980 Waterview Plz, Sterling, VA 20166-6556
(571) 434-6500
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 168
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Salads, Burgers and Excellent Salmon Entree

I recently had dinner at Sweetwater Tavern in Sterling with a friend. The service is always good. The food is served hot and they have the best bread basket ever!! You can't go wrong with Their Burger, Sweet Potato Fries, the Salmon Entree (I love!!) or any of their Salads. This is a fun place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Gwendolyn R
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Herndon, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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315 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Herndon, Virginia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I recently had dinner at Sweetwater Tavern in Sterling with a friend. The service is always good. The food is served hot and they have the best bread basket ever!! You can't go wrong with Their Burger, Sweet Potato Fries, the Salmon Entree (I love!!) or any of their Salads. This is a fun place to dine. The only draw... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My first trip to this place was amazing.The grilled Salmon was awesome.The beer sampler was good.The atmosphere was upbeat and the server was very friendly.

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Sterling, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

No matter what the selection, the food is very well presented on the plate and is very tasty. The serving staff is friendly, courteous, and attentive to ensure you have all you need. The prices are quite reasonable.

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Sterling, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went there for drinks and a side dish with friends, and the salads were very good. One area of improvement? The waitress asked too many questions about how one of my friends salad should be prepared. It was not the usual "what kind of dressing" question, it was about 4 more questions, which can be annoying when you are trying... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have never had a bad meal here. The atmosphere is very upbeat and can be a bit noisy so not the best place if you want an intimate dinner but food is excellent. They have 'call ahead seating' which works nice to save time waiting in line as there is frequently a long wait after 6pm for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Happy with the service and very good food. The price is right and their menu choices are good as well. The servers show they care for their customers.

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Birthday dinner at Sweetwater Tavern while visiting friends in Herndon, VA. Hubby had the biggest serving of baby back ribs he's ever seen (outside of home!), and our hosts clued us in on the filet steak tips special (not listed on the menu). Delicious steak tips cooked just the way we liked, over pasta and in a smooth but spicy... More 

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Washington DC
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We have been going here since they opened. We used to live about a mile away. When we moved, this was definitely one of the places we really missed. Whenever we are back, we make sure to stop by and enjoy a meal. We have so many favorites on the menu, that it is hard to choose. The beer and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Of a vast number of local spots to eat lunch, meet up with business contacts or to simply enjoy a custom brew and a decent meal, Sweetwater Tavern is ideal for this Chantilly location. They are busy, stay busy and always make room for walk-in's. During spring and summer they have a fairly sized and extended outside bar area that... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Food is great. Beer selection is awesome and the service is top notch. What else is there to say!! Call ahead to make sure you can get in.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45980 Waterview Plz, Sterling, VA 20166-6556
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Sterling
  • Phone Number: (571) 434-6500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 35
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?