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“Not Impressed” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sweetwater Tavern

Sweetwater Tavern
Ranked #2 of 364 Restaurants in Falls Church
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: American casual restaurant with a micro brewery serving western inspired food in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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129 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Not Impressed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

We came here with family for lunch. I was disappointed in the menu. Nothing really exciting, very plain chain food. For such a large restaurant, I thought there would be a bigger selection. I had the roasted chicken salad. It wasn't even cold and didn't get that much of it. It is a big open restaurant which is nice, but I thought the menu was really lacking.

The entrees were rather pricey too. I was happy with the service.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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NJ
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere, Food & Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Second time here in a week and the food and service is spot on. Me and a few of my friends sat at the bar to catch the game and the atmosphere was excellent. Even the patrons barside were very friendly and social. I would highly recommend Sweetwaters. I wish we had a restauraunt like this in my state. Excellent job, keep up the good work.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vienna, VA
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72 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

Consistently good. They have good salads and sandwiches. Service is good. There is an outside seating area for nice days. There are many booths inside. Call ahead at lunch time, since it gets very busy.

Visited August 2012
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Springfield, Virginia, USA
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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

It's part of a chain of restaurants but the food is consistently good and the service is also very good. The prices are right in the average range of what you would expect and the food is well-presented. You really cannot pick a bad choice on the menu. It's a good place to socialize and have a nice sit down meal for either lunch or dinner.

Visited April 2013
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Vienna, Virginia
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187 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“This Restaurant Used To Be Much Better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

We were regulars here, back in the day. The only thing stiil good is the service. For the mostpart, anyway. I had an unfortunate interaction with a floor manager named Orson Williams after lunch on a weekday. While our server was clearing the table, he asked if evrything was OK, to which I replied the crabcakes my wife had were terrible. He apologized, and is typical when given that kind of feedback, sends a floor manager to the table. When told that the crabcakes my wife had were WAY too salty, Mr. Williams replied "that's because they're cooked on the flat top". Seriously? Because of the way they're cooked? It couldn't be because they were over-seasoned BEFORE they were cooked? His response was so unexpected, I left it at that. Maybe he thought I was stupid. A violation of rule number 1 in customer service. Although to his credit, Mr. Williams did try to call me after I slammed him via a contact form on their website. I did not return his calls. Eventually, his boss Tom Rush e-mailed an offer to talk, so I did call him. A useless conversation until he offered what Mr. Williams should have offered, a $100 gift certificate. Which we still haven't used. There are plenty of other restaurants in this chain (GAR) to use it at. Which is a shame, as this location used to be our favorite. Personally, I'd advise sticking with the hamburgers and fries. And the beer is WAY too cold. Good, but too cold.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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