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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 196
    Excellent
  • 123
    Very good
  • 28
    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
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Called ahead on a Saturday evening and said table will be ready in 25 minutes. Arrived on-time and were seated in 2 minutes. Nice table in the windowed area next to great looking outside area that had a full bar overlooking a lake (large pond) that faced west, so the sunset was wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
findwine
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Herndon, Virginia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Herndon, Virginia
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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Called ahead on a Saturday evening and said table will be ready in 25 minutes. Arrived on-time and were seated in 2 minutes. Nice table in the windowed area next to great looking outside area that had a full bar overlooking a lake (large pond) that faced west, so the sunset was wonderful. Service was excellent, prices fine, food great,... More 

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Manassas, Virginia, United States
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Everything about Sweetwater was good. We enjoyed our meal and our service was good. You will pay about $15 for an entree at lunchtime.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Sweetwater Tavern is Absolutely Amazing! I Love the Pasta and Burgers! Very Crowded, and you do have to wait for a table....but its worth it! The Tavern has a Great Value! There is a nice pond facing Sweetwater, and has a very nice scenery surrounding it. Has the Perfect location, And is the Perfect Hotspot For Great Food!

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Leesburg, Virginia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Love going to Sweetwater. They have delicious food, including some great GF options - especially the flourless chocolate waffle. Good selection of beers on site from the brewery. Unfortunately they don't do reservations, you can call ahead to put your name on the list but weekend nights can get pretty busy.

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

whenever we go to Sterling, VA, we eat at least 1 meal here. The food is wonderful, although a little pricey. I love the atmosphere because it is upbeat. The servers work in teams, so you never have to wait to have your empties removed or your water refilled. The choice of entrees is very good, something for everyone.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went there yesterday with my wife and daughter. They had salads, I had the lobster bisque and calamari appetizer. Nice portions all around. Good atmosphere and very courteous service. I'd recommend it.

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Luling, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Sorry, The original margarita tasted like a glass of saltwater, even without the salt rim! The drunken ribeye was like shoe leather on the outside and very fatty... However the wait staff was very good, but they don't cook the food!!!

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Gastonia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My wife and I both got the crab cakes, which were delicious, BUT when I saw what my son ordered I swore I would come back to get. He ordered the drunken ribeye. It looked delicious, and he said it tasted as good as it looked. I'll be back.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had great weather, so we sat outside overlooking the water. The food was wonderful and the service was great!

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Potomac Falls VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

No matter how bad the day has gone... sitting at the outside bar and watching the sunset across the lake and enjoying a drink makes the trials and tribulations of the day fade away. The drinks and food are great, but it's the service that keeps me coming back. Brandi, Hillary, Adebel, Shannon just to name a few of the... 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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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: Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?