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Sweetwater Tavern

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45980 Waterview Plz, Sterling, VA 20166-6556
(571) 434-6500
Website
Today
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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 163
    Excellent
  • 104
    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
Always Delicious with Great Service

My wife and I recently had dinner here. It was a Thursday evening, and the place was very busy, but luckily, we were seated almost immediately, without having had reservations. My wife had their Filet Mignon. She has to have her beef cooked "well-done" and the folks at Sweetwater know exactly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
RetiredBeachers29526
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Conway, South Carolina
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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305 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Conway, South Carolina
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I recently had dinner here. It was a Thursday evening, and the place was very busy, but luckily, we were seated almost immediately, without having had reservations. My wife had their Filet Mignon. She has to have her beef cooked "well-done" and the folks at Sweetwater know exactly how to do it, so there's still a tenderness... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Sweetwater is one of the most complete restaurants period! They have amazing steak and chicken, huge salad entrees and some of the best seafood in Northern VA. One of the best reviews I have ever seen was by a culinary reviewer who described their crab cakes as "seafood deliciousness held together by sheer will". This is accurate because there is... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been at least 5 or 6 times. The service is good, the food is good but that's it... not great just good. I will say it's been good consistently.

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Acton, MA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I was undecided between 4 or 5 stars. We had the southwestern tacos as an appetizer that were quite good. I've had better, but not often. Next we had the pulled pork - it was delicious. The bun was toasted perfectly, the pork was delicious -not too sweet, not too tart. The cole slaw was a good match. The french... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The food was good but a little pricy. Atmosphere and service was wonderful. They have good portions. I feel the menu could use a little more variety. A great place for special occasions!

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KTCL
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
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?