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Sweetwater Tavern

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45980 Waterview Plz, Sterling, VA 20166-6556
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My team and I ate here while traveling for business. I loved this place . It was a Tuesday evening and the restaurant was almost packed. Every dish that was ordered was perfect. I ordered the salmon salad. One word....SCRUMPTIOUS!! We did outdoor seating overlooking a lovely lake. I will definitely return!

Thank shercolette
Greene, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I feel like we are at home when we walk in the door! We are often greeted with a hug or handshakes from a couple of the employees. The food here is to die for! Amazing drunken ribeye, delicious pork chops, mouthwatering bread pudding! We always look forward to see and taste what new beer is on... More 

Thank Danielle W
Sterling, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sweetwater is our " Go To" dinner date and it never disappoints. I always get their salmon entree or salad because it is THAT good. My picky eater husband loves their Jambalaya, TexMex egg rolls and Firecracker Shrimp. We call ahead for seating but if we have to wait we just enjoy a drink in the bar.

Thank Kathleen R
Sterling, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there on my 50TH Birthday. Food were excellent. Service was great. Can not wait to go back again.

Thank Sami C
Washington, DC
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a nice meal -- calamari, beer, drunken ribeye and nicely done corn on the cob -- but what made me especially like this restaurant was how nice they were to the couple next to us who had a young daughter. Just enough attention to everyone to make it a special outing for all of us.... More 

Thank DCsunseeker
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By accident discovered this restaurant due to making a wrong turn. What a nice lady is Olivia! Very interested in you as a person. The food was fabulous. Good recommendations from Olivia. Steak was juicy. Medium rare as asked. Kids had a great time.

Thank Priscilla O
Ashburn, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food has always been good here. Tonight I had the jambalaya pasta, which was flavorful but not too spicy. The chicken and shrimp were cooked perfectly, but the andouille sausage was a little overdone. Two of my friends got the home made root beer and couldn't say enough about it. We sat at a table around the outside, so... More 

Thank ExNYEater
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been coming here since before Tripadvisor :-) The bar offerings are great - craft beer on tap, varies by season and events. Usually about 6 craft beers on tap, plus usual bar assortment. Menu is consistently good in quality, appearance, and flavor - if you took a break from Sweetwater for a little while, then wen't back, your good-old-standby... More 

Thank L-Bolek
Seneca, Illinois
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter brought me here for lunch after a "girls morning out". We were promptly seated and a drink order taken. My daughter ordered the short smoked grilled salmon salad and I decided to go with a Monterey salad with spiced pecans. I did not want a huge meal as we had a special meal planned for dinner. To announce... More 

Thank Lorraine7
Shardae S, Guest Relations Manager at Sweetwater Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Lorraine, Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words- I'm thrilled to hear that you had such a great first experience with us, and to know how much you enjoyed your Monterey salad! We hope to see you again next time you're in the area! Sincerely, Shardae Simpson Great American Restaurants marketing@gar-sc.com More 

Sterling, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always consistent great food and good service. Love the smoked salmon, pork loin chop and salads. Craft beers are great as well.

Thank wwp2va

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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: 45980 Waterview Plz, Sterling, VA 20166-6556
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Sterling
  • Phone Number: 15714346500
American casual restaurant with a micro brewery serving a western inspired menu.

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