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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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Midlothian, Virginia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere was fun but the food was average. Small salads for the price. Limited beers than what is displayed on the menu.

Thank 153lissam
Sterling, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our goto places when looking for dinner after 9pm, when the folks with kids start to disappear. Staff is consistently excellent, both for table servers and management. Whether its blacked chicken caesar salad, jambalaya pasta (try it with au ju instead of the cream sauce), roasted chicken, wings, or the salmon, I haven't found anything on... More 

Thank acerbyc
Seven Corners, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best restaurants in Sterling. It has diverse menu, brews their own tasty beer, and offers prompt service. I enjoy coming here every time. Rib eye was particularly tasty, as wells as the tuna salad.

Thank Seth J
Beloit, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were vacationing in D.C. and met family here for a birthday party. This place is very busy and extremely noisy. The menu had many selections and prices are on the higher side. Food served warm and fresh. Waiter very friendly.

Thank Kathymoa
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, good prices, casual, great atmosphere. For beer drinkers many choices! Excellent service.

Thank Angela S
Charleston, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great place for a family dinner.. great atmosphere, decorations, and food. Really enjoyed the steak.

Thank meggieg
McLean, Virginia
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235 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best place for lunch or dinner in Sterling area as is most consistent with diverse menu. Salads are all great as are crab cakes. For lunch be sure to get there before noon as otherwise will have a wait. Staff usually very friendly.

Thank jadon06
Marion, Iowa
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On travel with co-workers and decided it was steak night. Sweetwater was recommend by the locals we were working with. It did not disappoint! I had the blackened primerib medium-rare. It was cooked to perfection and melted in your mouth! Excellent!!! The place is also a micro-brewer. I ordered their IPA and it also was very good! I would highly... More 

Thank hfo2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place. Quick service, good food, decent price - total win/win! Only negative is I went with a friend and her son and they don't have many kid options, but that's not really their target demographic I suppose.

Thank JCapsFan
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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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, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, 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, 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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