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Sweetwater Tavern

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3066 Gate House Plz, Falls Church, VA 22042-1028
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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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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Orlando, Florida, United States
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped in on my way to a meeting for some lunch and was pleasantly surprised. Thought is was going to just some new twist on the American Bistro, but this place was so much more. Not that I was drinking, but care went into every cocktail they made (I ate at the bar) and they brewed their own beer. In... More 

Thank Scott M
Round Lake, Illinois, United States
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent food and service and friendly staff. Menu is top notch. Well stocked bar and superior bar service.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I consider myself a connoisseur of crab cakes. My husband cannot get over the fact that I order them pretty much everywhere, and I have to say, the ones at Sweetwater are my favorite. I have had them at seafood restaurants up and down the East Coast, and these are some of the best. Lump crab meat, no filler, the... More 

Thank mountennsoul
Manning, SC
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157 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A top notch find! Big restaurant with indoor/outdoor seating. Extensive menu - something for everyone. And, a great assortment of beers and wine.

Thank BobOZee
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11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here and ate at the bar. They have a great variety of drinks and special beers. They offered the full menu at the bar which made my meal time much quicker brocade the place was full. My steak was great. They have a great western motif and an atmosphere was wonderful. The service was fast and friendly, plus... More 

Thank Fredric S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was not too long a wait on a Friday evening and the overall experience was a good one. Tasty food was available for a variety of appetites. This is a vibrant social scene where business, friendships, and family get-togethers can be conducted. The revolving door makes getting in and out an adventure as well.

Thank John W
Vienna, Virginia
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509 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Try the smoked salmon with mustard sauce. It's cooked to perfection for any person. Love the staff and the free bread. Thank you sweet water v for the amazing service.

Thank Kevin P
Lantana, tx
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Sweetwater is another theme restaurant in the great American restaurant companies portfolio. All their restaurants are run exceptionally well. I liked the open rustic atmosphere. Although I did not try to be outside seating I think that would be nice as well. I ordered the ribs with the sauce on the side. I am not a rib snob but being... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

There is always a wait, but it is handled well and you can call ahead to get your name on the list, which I always do. All the items we have ordered have been good. Crabcakes are great as is the coleslaw. Salads and the pasta also very good. I do wish they had a few more pasta items to... More 

Thank Ann M
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Whenever I have relatives in town I take them to Sweetwater because the menu appeals to every type of palate - steaks, fresh fish, pasta, burgers, bbq ribs, comfort food, etc. etc. The drinks are strong, the food consistently good quality and Sunday brunch is a real treat. Plus they serve these incredible deep fried donuts - they are to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
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?