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Sweetwater Tavern

45980 Waterview Plz, Sterling, VA 20166-6556
(571) 434-6500
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Ranked #2 of 202 restaurants in Sterling
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: American
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
Restaurant details
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
Sterling, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Haven't been there in a long time now but their food has always been above average especially for a chain.

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Potomac Falls, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Service good along with food. Good selection of beer. Menu needs updating. Has not changed in 5 years

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11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Had a late dinner with my husband. Everything we had was tasty! As it was cold, the outside seating was unavailable. The room was large and noisy so it didn't make for good conversation. Service was good and timely. No complaints!

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Sterling, VA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

There are no disappointments at Sweetwater Tavern. From the moment you arrive until the moment you leave, all of the staff, from host/hostess to manager is eager to ensure customer satisfaction. Their menu is an eclectic combination of southwest, good ol' steak and potatoes and even some Cajun pasta. The appetizers, such as the crab fritters, simply melt in your... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We've eaten at Sweetwater many times and have not been disappointed. Love their brushetta but it's not on the menu all the time. Their salads are fantastic. Enjoy eating on the patio overlooking a pond, seeing hummingbirds. Friendly prompt service.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Met an old buddy for dinner and had a nice meal with prompt service and good food. Menu options were varied - server was knowledgeable about special dietary needs. Had a very tasty sautéed chicken dish with vegetables and it was very good. Big open room so not one for a quiet dinner but it suited our purpose well. Also... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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133 reviews 133 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Really wonderful business lunch; great atmosphere and fair prices for the area. I had the Chicken Tortilla soup as a starter and the Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad for entree. But I must say, the absolutely amazing little sweet bread stole the show! Best described as having the flavor and consistency of a donut, but served as part of your meal.... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This place is one of the best restaurants in western fairfax county. The grilled fish is the best I have had, and my hubby loves the ribs. The beer is excellent. I love the western theme of the place. This is my first pic when we talk about going out.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stopped here on our way to our flight to the Winter Olympics based on its reviews. The food was OK but nothing special. I have no idea why it is rated so highly. My husband had a hamburger which was large and messy but just OK for taste. I had a Southwest salad which, once again, was OK. The... More

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Sterling, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Best grilled salmon you can get ... much better then any high priced restaurants ... it doesn't taste fishy ... and they are always friendly

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