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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, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 187
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 12
    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
Quick stop for lunch

I stopped by for a quick working lunch. The service was pretty good and the food was awesome! I had the following: Soup of the day - hot, fresh, creamy and flavorful. It was a cream based seafood soup. Corn & Crab Chowder - it was fantastic! Chop House Salad - excellent!!! Gourmet food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Little_BritInTheUSA
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Lansdowne, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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Lansdowne, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I stopped by for a quick working lunch. The service was pretty good and the food was awesome! I had the following: Soup of the day - hot, fresh, creamy and flavorful. It was a cream based seafood soup. Corn & Crab Chowder - it was fantastic! Chop House Salad - excellent!!! Gourmet food taste at pub prices! I will... More 

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Strasburg, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The first time I ever ate here was in 1997 when my best friend from college (who lived in Sterling) took me for dinner. We also probably went a few more times after that. Two years ago one of my other college friends & her husband (who live in Washington State, and were only in Virginia visiting family) met my... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,501 reviews 1,501 reviews
670 restaurant reviews
403 helpful votes 403 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Overall this was a positive Great American Experience. My husband and I both got a burger. My hickory BBQ burger was phenomenal. Perfectly rare, sweet BBQ sauce, and amazing bun, too. They forgot my sweet potato fries and instead brought regular fries, but they corrected that and three different people came to apologize for the mix up (server, food runner,... More 

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108 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We took our son, daughter in law and grandkids to Sweetwater this evening and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. After being shown very quickly to our table our server looked after us very well. We had vegetarian pasta, tuna and salad, goats cheese salad, and chicken fingers washed down with locally brewed beers - all of a good quality. The restaurant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I recently went to the Sweetwater Tavern here in Sterling with a friend of mine. It is sort of hidden away but is located with a few other restaurants. There was a line for seating at 6pm on a Wednesday, but we only had to wait a couple minutes once we gave our names. A server popped up immediately and... More 

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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We ate here twice last week and were generally pleased. A Friday night dinner took us to the back deck and fortunately away from the smokers. Our server, Erin, was quite nice and accommodating even when I told her I would not be eating but helping my significant other. I think at first, she was doubtful but still kept checking... More 

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Murphy, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My husband and I went to Sweetwater Tavern and had an excellent dining experience!! The service was outstanding. The food was amazing, not your average plate!! Original dishes with a personal touch!! (Banana pudding was awesome) Brewery onsite so the beer is local and very good!!

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Solon, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We stopped in the Sweetwater Tavern totally by accident while exploring the Sterling, VA. area. We had an excellent lunch and our waitress was outstanding. They have a Micro Brewery on site and offer excellent choices for in house brewed beers.

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virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Sweetwater is one of my family's favorite casual dining restaurants. The menu is varied enough to keep everyone happy, but special enough to know that they take care in the preparation of each dish. The jambalya is one of our favorites, and since we're able to add or subtract an ingredient, the meal is even better. As a carb-a-holic, I... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

There are a lot of really great restaurants out there but to have great service too is a def plus. I love the donut like rolls that you get while you are waiting for your food. My kids devour them and we always get more. I personally love the salmon with the mashed pots with basil. The salmon is always... More 

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Additional Information about Sweetwater Tavern

Address: 45980 Waterview Plz, Sterling, VA 20166-6556
Phone Number: (571) 434-6500
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Sterling
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
Average Prices: USD 35
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Pub

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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, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene
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?