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Sweetwater Tavern

3066 Gate House Plz, Falls Church, VA 22042-1028
+1 703-645-8100
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (64 reviews)
“crab cakes” (53 reviews)
“ribs” (51 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3066 Gate House Plz, Falls Church, VA 22042-1028
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a bit hard to find, hidden by trees at the intersection of Gallows Road and Rt 50. It takes some work to get to it, too, hidden behind a Sunoco gas station. Once there, parking is ample and close-in. They also have...More

Thank rugby007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this restaurant twice after an unsatisfactory experience a couple of months ago. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the management paid attention to my review and fixed the problem. My favorite dish is the prime rib dinner and it is a...More

Thank ABMresident
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to Sweetwater Tavern since it opened. Now that we live out of the area, my visits here are rare. Had the pleasure of having lunch with a few friends and was delighted to see one of my old favorites on the...More

1  Thank Nashna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is fabulous! Service is pleasant and timely although you don't get just one waiter/waitress serving you, they all help each other and wait on all tables at once. I love sitting on their patio, but you have to get here early or...More

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have eaten at Sweetwater Tavern in Merrifield for twenty years. I all that time, we have never been disappointed. They consistently serve the best pork ribs I have ever tasted. The only minor drawback is that the restaurant can be a...More

Thank acatxual
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We needed somewhere where the food was good, wasn’t too loud so we could visit and the service was excellent! We enjoyed Sweetwater and plan to return again and again.

Thank Chillicothegirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Started off with the bread basket, they have a donut type bread which is not sweet like a donut but just tasty. Home made root bear tastes great. Ribs were, fall off the bone licking good, very tasty. The fajitas were great, we had the...More

1  Thank fcogarciam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sweetwater Tavern is a nice place to gather with family or friends. The service is usually very good. It gets very busy so a reservation is recommended. One lesson is that they will not serve to people sitting on the outer ring of the bar...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On our last visit, nearly every server was new. The front desk staff was all new. The food, for the most part, is still very good. The management team, other a couple of members, seem to also be new. Change can be good, but the...More

Thank KonaMark
Reviewed August 13, 2018

A friend and I went to Sweetwater and they were able to seat us right away for dinner on a Monday night (we called ahead but there wasn't a wait even though it was still pretty full). My friend ordered the calamari appetizer and the...More

Thank Emily T
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Questions & Answers
August 1, 2017|
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Response from Katie Y | Property representative |
Hi! We do have Happy Hour deals from 3pm - 6pm, Monday - Thursday at the bar. We hope to see you there soon!
Theresa M
February 27, 2017|
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Response from Elcap128 | Reviewed this property |
Teresa, you need to call the restaurant. I am simply a patron writing a review
November 3, 2016|
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Response from Katie Y | Property representative |
Depending on the time of day, it takes about 10-15 minutes to get to Sweetwater Tavern!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3066 Gate House Plz, Falls Church, VA 22042-1028
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Falls Church
  • Phone Number: +1 703-645-8100
American casual restaurant with a micro brewery serving western inspired food in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
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