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Sweetwater Tavern

45980 Waterview Plz, Sterling, VA 20166-6556
(571) 434-6500
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Ranked #2 of 207 Restaurants in Sterling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $35
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

My title says it all. Great menu and craft beer selection. My prime rib was one of the best cuts I've had in a long time. I'll be back!!

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Sterling, Virginia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This location is nice because it overlooks water and has a ver nice outdoor patio and outdoor bar area as well. they do have seasonal beers which we enjoy and the outdoor atmosphere for the bar or sit down is great.

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Sterling, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Lovely atmosphere and ambience. One of my favorite restaurants in the area. Excellent service as the waiters work like a true team. The menu and selections are always creative and fresh. Hadn't been there in a while - perhaps a good year but purely because there are so many other good restaurants in the area to try. The experience was... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a solidly American food restaurant that hits the "sweet" spot. The food is really good. We had prime rib, rib eye steak and the salmon. Each was a hit and are highly recommended. Service is fast and courteous. Sweetwater is like a huge lodge so it can be loud. Chances are you'll be too busy eating and drinking... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Sweetwater is my go to restaurant when company comes to town. The food and service are very good and reliable. I don't list it as one of my best meals ever because I am reluctant to give that accolade to anyone. I usually get the prime rib and it is reliably good. The mixed green salad is delicious.

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Forest, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The restaurant is an excellent place to have a beer from their brewery as well as an excellent meal. You cannot go wrong with either their Ribs or Drunken Ribeye. The desserts are to die for as well. The meal can be a bit pricey but the food is excellent. Will stop there whenever I'm in the area.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Stopped in for a burger and a beer. Place is huge. Tried a seasonal beer, not so sure about whatever they rimmed the glass with but the beer was OK. Burger was fantastic. Service was surprisingly quick despite how massively crowded they were. Will definitely be back!

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

For the longest time, I thought Sweetwater Tavern was a chain (it's not--just three local locations in Virginia). Generally preferring to support local restaurants over chains, I passed this place by for years before a friend finally corrected my error. What a shame that I waited so long to try it! It can be very tough to get a table... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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78 reviews 78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Went there for beers, Chambord, and fun, so cannot vouch for the food, but my brother says that the filet mignon is "to die for." The on-site microbrews are outstanding. Highly recommend the Christmas Ale and the American Pale Ale. Very, very friendly and accommodating bar tenders and a raucously lively vibe.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I have been going to sweetwater for years now and I have never had a bad meal except for once there. They have some of the best steaks around as well as salads and chicken. Very proactive staff and a very clean environment. This place is always very busy on the weekends and they do not accept reservations.

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Additional Information about Sweetwater Tavern

Address: 45980 Waterview Plz, Sterling, VA 20166-6556
Phone Number: (571) 434-6500
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Sterling
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 35
Cuisine: American

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