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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 - 10:00 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 183
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  • 113
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 11
    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
Great Experience

Greeted by hostess and promptly seated. Sat on covered patio which overlooks a small body of water. Service was fast and efficient. Drinks were cold and also served quickly. Small donut-like rolls with flavored butter are very addictive-try to restrain yourself! Ordered the special ceviche which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
KarrieXX
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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338 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Greeted by hostess and promptly seated. Sat on covered patio which overlooks a small body of water. Service was fast and efficient. Drinks were cold and also served quickly. Small donut-like rolls with flavored butter are very addictive-try to restrain yourself! Ordered the special ceviche which had a great flavor but was a bit lacking in seafood quantity. I've had... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We've been coming to eat here since they opened this restaurant, and we have never been anything but glad we ate here! The menu is good, a wide range of entrees and everything we've had, was cooked properly and was very tasty ! We have brought friends and family here, and everyone we've brought, enjoyed their meals ! It can... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is my wife's favorite place to eat. She loves the beer and always brings her guzzler to get refilled.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Cannot say enough about the amazing consistency of well prepared food and excellent service. Once you try this Sweetwater location repeat visits will be in order. Never fails to please at lunch or dinner. Recommend reservations for evening.

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Sterling, Virginia
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

One of my favorite places yet I don't think I've ever reviewed it. Sweetwater is hands down one of the best restaurants/bars in the area. I go with friends, or solo, it doesn't matter. There are 3 locations and closest to me is Sterling. (Tho the Merrifield location, IMO, has just slightly better tasting beer; plus a few different menu... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We live in Sterling; this is one of our favorite restaurants. It does get busy, but it is worth the wait. The bread served before dinner is simply divine!

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We went to Sweetwater Tavern to celebrate Mother's Day. This restaurant is gorgeous inside! A large bar area sits in the center, beautifully decorated dining areas on both sides, 'outside' covered dining, official outside dining on the deck, and also a beach themed outdoor bar - with a very Caribbean feeling. Even though it was a very busy Sunday, we... More 

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Concord, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

From the moment we walked through the door this place was excellent. The warm, friendly staff (and I'm talking greeters, hostesses, bartenders, servers, bussers and management) treated us like family. The food... A moment of silence is called for in order to describe the deliciousness of all the dishes we ate. It was so good that we offered to wash... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A group of us recently spent time at the outdoor bar to celebrate a friend's birthday. The bartenders, Andrea and Scott, were AWESOME!! They were attentive, fun, personable and super fast! Can't say enough about them....thanks and kudos! :) Would have given 5 stars but not a super big fan of their beer, and we tried pretty much all of... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

After a busy morning in the Arlington, Sterling VA area , we called some friends and they recommended & met us for an early dinner. My first visit and we were very impressed with the selection of craft brews and the wide assortment of menu choices ...Sometimes a varied menu means lack of quality or attention to detail. This was... More 

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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 35
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, 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?