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Sweetwater Tavern

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$$ - $$$
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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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Vienna, Virginia
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sweetwater is probably my family's favorite go-to restaurant. Very consistent with amazing and attentive service. Excellent bread to start your meal. There is something for everyone. I love every one of their entree salads but ask for dressing on the side since they tend to be heavy handed. Another personal favorite is the blackened prime rib which is blackened on... More 

Thank Eileen S
Sterling, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sweetwatern Tavern in Sterling is an attractive and welcoming venue. Staff have approximately 1 minute for cleanup before the next party is seated and they deliver up on that aspect of their jobs. A great variety of food is offered here. Youngish bartenders......what happened to those mature folks with lots of life experience to share? Great menu offering a variety... More 

Thank 829wilmag
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been going to this place for years. Never had a bad meal. Staff is always top notch. Drunken Rib Eye is the absolute best.

Thank Worrell954
Washington, DC
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There were 5 of us celebrating a birthday. I ordered the crab cakes and they were super. Everyone was pleased with their food. They offered a crab cake and fillet combo also.

1 Thank nhlbd
Westfield, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stop here every time I am in area. Food is good. Staff is very good. Nice atmosphere and always great to bring friends, co-workers, and family!

Thank Mike W
Sterling, Virginia
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my son in to Sweetwater for an afternoon meal. Everything was nice, food delicious BUT someone compromised my credit card number there and rang up a bunch of charges. DO NOT trust servers with your credit card. It is common for folks to copy your card info and later sell it. I'm certain this happened here as this was... More 

Thank Bill21730
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Typically, we do not like chain/franchise restaurants. Sweetwater was appropriate for a meal, without other non-chain restaurant nearby. If you are into beers, it is a micro/craft brewery, which made it interesting. They offer vast gluten-free menu options and there was a tasty assortment of bread and butter. I asked for water with extra lemon. The waitress brought out a... More 

Thank ang c
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the salmon here!! Whether you like it on mashed red potatoes or on top of a salad, it is well worth the trip! Delicious!!

Thank cschott
Sterling, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised, got a table quickly during Oktoberfest celebration. Was surprised when my husband said we had to get dessert. He was right - the pumpkin cake was amazing!

Thank Judy S
Sterling, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been going here for 12 years and always our number 1. Best Caesar salad and I don't like fish, but always here I will order their special. It is always cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. Yum, please try!

Thank Parkesa69

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?