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Sweetwater Tavern

45980 Waterview Plz, Sterling, VA 20166-6556
(571) 434-6500
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Ranked #2 of 203 restaurants in Sterling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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87% Recommend
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English first
Potomac Falls, Virginia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Meals and service may be better in Hong Kong, but not by much. When you add price and value, you will not find superior food at any location. I dine here at least 8-10 times yearly and have never had an average meal. The place is spotless and the staff meets the same standard. The ONLY negative is the waiting... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Whether I'm by myself or with a friend the atmosphere in the bar area is always cool. I do not have a favorite beer but pretty jump around the brews depending on my mood. I am partial to the jumblelaya, spinach dip and wings for food. The jumblelaya has a nice kick. Technically I have not used a table in... More

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Northern New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Went there twice on a four day stay in Sterling. The hamburgers, the Salads and the ambiance brought us back the second time. Very nice to place to go for a drink out back overlooking a small pond. Not a cookie cutter restaurant - very unique. The service was as good as the food.

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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I had the fish special which was grouper over spinach and a sauce. The grouper was grilled and over cooked making it very dry. However the spinach and sauce were great. The beer of course remains great.

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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 rate us on Trip Advisor, we appreciate you sharing your feedback with us. It is always our goal to exceed our guests expectations and we are very sorry to have dissapointed you with the preparation of the Grouper. A manager at Sweetwater Tavern would like to personally speak with you about... More

Ashburn, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

By far this was the best meal with excellent service my wife and I have had since we dined at The Inn at Little Washington. The food was incredible and at a reasonable price. The service was non stop. We never had to wait for any drink refills or being checked on for the quality of our meal. The atmosphere... More

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Aldie
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

One of my favorite places to go to. My favorite thing to get is the steak fajitas. They.are.amazing. I also love the chicken tenders!! Great service and always a great place for dinner!

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Fort Worth, Texas
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Menu seemed pretty straight forward, as do most chain restaurants with a small brew operations. Came off like a BJs or Gordon Biersch. Healthy selection of beer with a few on tap. If you are looking for flavor in your drink, pass on the Naked River Light. Appetizer rolls are pretty much donuts, minus the sugar and the fryer. Nothing... More

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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 rate us on Trip Advisor, we appreciate you sharing your feedback. It is always our goal to exceed our guests expectations and we are very sorry to have dissapointed you with the preparation of the Grouper. A manager at Sweetwater Tavern would like to personally speak with you about your experience.... More

Reston, va
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Awesome combination every time: food, service, value. They have the best ribs...every time. Their breads and rolls, salads, and every meal make it hard to choose what to order. Try their firecracker shrimp...you'll love it. I gravitate to their ribs...have had ribs in many states and places, and their ribs are the best....outstanding quality meats. Every Sweetwater restaurants is great....definitely... More

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Colorado Springs
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Salmon has been my favorite dinner for over fifty years. Sweetwater's Short Smoked Salmon filet set a new high standard against which all salmon will be measured from today forward. Lightly smoked, deliciously seasoned, and perfectly grilled, my pallet is very happy right now. The service by Ghyslaine made this evening a delightful dining experience.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My second trip to sweet water and not disappointed. It was crowded so we waited at the bar. Steven was a great host at the bar for us. Great service. Ended up sitting outside and had the filet. Great. Will be back on next business trip.

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