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Sweetwater Tavern

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45980 Waterview Plz, Sterling, VA 20166-6556
11:00 am - 10:00 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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Rixeyville, Virginia
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had not been to this restaurant in 10 years! (We don't live around here). The service was excellent and attentive. We appeared to have a team, which was great! This is a chain and I hope they will consider coming to the Culpeper, VA area! The menu has a lot of variety and then there were some specials on... More 

Thank Victoria W
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is our go to when we want a great fresh salad! Always delicious Always fresh and these best rolls around!

Thank Wanda S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sweetwater Tavern is similar to Coastal Flats, run by the same chain. The food is very good, the prices are medium high, the atmosphere is cozy and casual. We visited in the summer and sat inside. The outside seating area looked nice overlooking a small pond, but the rest of my party wanted to sit inside . Most seating is... More 

Thank Decormom
Sterling, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here for lunch and dinner. Food is always excellent. Last time I busted, I had the hickory grilled fish. The grilled fish is their special. Very good but after a few times, it's pretty standard. Service is super - attentive but not hovering. The menu is rather limited, but everything is very well executed. The craft beer... More 

Thank bamorsch
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we go here as a family all the time- rolls are the best! Usually get the chicken fingers and their is an amazing sweetwater roast chicken salad.

Thank hfowler1220
Manila, Philippines
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here as a couple this month. This is one of our stops as my partner keeps talking about how great the salmon is- and he was right! The salmon steak is soft and tasty, seared and just delicious! We also ordered the lobster bisque, which was a little too salty for me. We sat at the bar and... More 

Thank Spinner_Muyan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You can NEVER go wrong eating at Sweetwater Tavern in Sterling, VA. We've lived in the area since it opened and the food, drinks, service, and atmospherics are second to none. Quaint patio area and indoor/outdoor area overlooking a pond compliments traditional indoor dining. An outdoor and indoor bar provides nice alternatives for a place to gather socially and for... More 

Thank Nick S
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nothing fancy, but a good selection, including a great grouper entree. Efficient and friendly service.

Thank K Steven H
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, great beer! We look forward to coming back here every year as we travel through! Food is fresh and service has always been stellar. Get there early there could be a wait.... It's worth it!

Thank Christine M
Purcellville, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What do we want in a restaurant? Great food, service and prices! Sweetwater Tavern in Sterling, VA has all three and then some! Incredible service is given by the team staff approach. Incredible food is delivered quickly and piping hot and their prices are fair. Sweetwater Tavern is my first choice in spending our family's income outside our home. Thank... 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Gluten Free, 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
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?