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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 - 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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 200
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    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
love the grilled grouper!

everything on the menu is great, but the fish is always outstanding. Seasonal beers excellent as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
sandy t
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Great Falls, Virginia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Great Falls, Virginia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

everything on the menu is great, but the fish is always outstanding. Seasonal beers excellent as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Food was very good, affordable, I feel they were a little under staffed, after finishing dinner we waited 20 minutes for the bill.

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Sterling, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Oh so good!! We love Sweetwater! Their rolls before the meal are delicious and while the food is a little pricier than I'd prefer, it's generally very delicious. My favorite is the flourless chocolate waffle for dessert!! The only issue we ever have is that they don't have good seating for larger parties.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We were seated right away - which was good as we went on our lunch hour. The patio was available so we sat outside on a lovely day with a great view of the lake and walking path. The appetizer bread was delicious. We had a Southwest Chicken Salad, Monterey Salad, Grilled Chicken Sandwich on Ice Box bread. We all... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants my husband and I eat there about once a month. The seared tuna salad is amazing and I like the blue crab fritters. Also, the service is exceptional.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

When we were living in Northern Virginia we would frequent the Mike’s American Grill restaurants all with very nice visits. We recently flew out of Dulles airport and were excited to see that a Sweetwater’s Tavern was right across the street from our Fly & Drive hotel in Sterling, VA and would be great place for a meal after a... More 

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Potomac Falls, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Just about whatever you order at Sweetwater Tavern will be good. Of course, they have some different beers to try. I would suggest calling ahead because it is always crowded at dinner time.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Spouse and I stopped in on a Saturday night w/o reservations, had a 20 minute wait at their great bar. When we got to our table, the waitress quickly took our drink order, brought bread and advised us that the fish special was $22. But, we then sat for 20 minutes (really!) as she filled water glasses, cleared tables, disappeared,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The food is great. I loved sitting outside and enjoying the wonderful summer evening with friends. The staff was very friendly and eager to help. The atmosphere of the restaurant was wonderful.

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Loudoun
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The food is always on point and delicious when we go to Sweetwater. My only one true complaint is the service. Now that the servers do a "team approach" the quality of service has really gone down. You lose the experience of having a server who picks up on wants and needs without you having to ask or request each... 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: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
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?