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Sweetwater Tavern

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3066 Gate House Plz, Falls Church, VA 22042-1028
11:00 am - 10:30 am
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loving the changing beer selection. But the food should be a bit more consistent. My wife always enjoys the crab cakes. I'm partial to the hamburgers or the fish tacos. I had the mahi mahi special last visit, and the fish was too thick and tough. The service is also very good, with some servers being better than others (which... More 

Thank KonaMark
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a little noisy especially during the happy hour scene. Very busy, but plenty of staff all of whom seem eager to service you. The pork chops are the best I have ever had and the ribs are second only to any run down BBQ joint in the side of the highway. Plenty of tables so usually not... More 

Thank GWP300
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I am an infrequent visitor. The food was good. I recommend the calamari. Order it with the sauce pin the side and make sure you ask for lemon if you desire. The service or lack there of is one of the two contributing factors to my infrequent visits. We were at the table for 17 minutes before the server paid... More 

Thank jazzyd13
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time I come sweetwater the food is always great! The staff is friendly and work well together to get the food out to you in a timely fashion. Nice atmosphere and thus is my favorite restaurant.

Thank derronw787
Falls Church, Virginia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The service is great. My beverage was never empty. Our server answered all our questions and made recommendations. We love the Ozzie rolls! The issue is that the main courses are too salty. We had crab cakes and their half chicken. This was not our first visit and we would go back but I am asking that they go easy... More 

Thank bdenitto
Falls Church, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is adequate but the noise level is downright painful. The western lodge motif is pleasant. The servers are earnest. Steaks, salads, offering are nothing out of the ordinary. If only the noise level wouldn't leave you with a headache!

Thank Leslie37
Mendham, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family of four enjoyed each of our dishes and the lively environment. Not the place for a quiet dinner for two, but definitely a family or larger party restaurant. Our server was very attentive and had a great sense of humor. If we are in the area again, we'll definitely be back.

Thank Mc21blue
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I both had prime rib. Her, the traditional style. I had the blackened or grilled. The bread was very good along with the salads. The basil red mashed potatoes and prime ribs were quite tasty. Our problem was the meal came out not more than one minute after the salad. We had bread, wine, salads, and a... More 

Thank Arrowhuntr
Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to Sweetwater Tavern, and was based on previous reviews. We had a very good meal, the service was prompt and attentive. We enjoyed the Austin rolls, and our server made sure we had plenty. My husband had the grilled halibut and enjoyed it. I enjoyed the sangria after a long, hot day touring DC.

Thank Byrdie1950
Middletown, Delaware
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't want to write a review because I want this place to be my secret when I visit the DC area. What a great restaurant! My group decided to eat here while in the area on a business trip. Mr. Griffitz (sorry if I misspelled it) was our excellent server who made our experience that much better. Mr. Griffitz... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $35
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 10:30 am
11:00 am - 10:30 am
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: 17036458100
American casual restaurant with a micro brewery serving western inspired food in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?