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Sweetwater Tavern Restaurant

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45980 Waterview Plaza, Sterling, VA 20166-6556
+1 571-434-6500
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Moneta, Virginia
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203 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place and always delivers awesome food. Prices are right, service great, and great ambiance. One suggestion: call ahead for a table, it will make your wait close to nothing. Other suggestion: order the Tex-mex egg rolls. Sounds weird, but tastes great!

Thank MonetaMan
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A would say it's overpriced for what the menu items are, but the food had a great taste and with high quality. I can say, I wanted the dessert, but was too stuffed when I left.

Thank the-cosmo-traveler
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I often take clients and friends to Sweetwater and the food is consistently good, as is the service. My favorite dish is the salmon entrée. There are plenty of booths for quiet conversation. It's a bit pricey, compared to the Olive Garden next door, but the overall quality makes it worthwhile.

Thank Sue M
Sterling, Virginia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost a chain, but with better quality food. Good service and pleasant atmosphere. The only down sides are it can get loud in the restaurant and they don't have tables for a party greater that 6.

Thank gschutte
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the Prime Rib, rolls, and beer selection. We always have a great experience when eating at this restaurant and my kids enjoy the steak as well. It's a very clean and professionally managed chain and we'll me customers for the foreseeable future. The wait staff is always energetic and helpful and never to pushy or short. Our kids are... More 

Thank Frank K
Dallas Tx
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119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Western motif, Sweetwater is a microbrewery, but we don't drink. I can tell you that the food was amazing! Steak was oh so yummy and crab cake was, well, crab , and delicious! They had fried bread, which I had more than I should. It was amazing!! I would have loved to try dessert, but I was so full! We... More 

Thank ang126
middleburg va
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had dinner there on a Sunday evening. Even on a Sunday evening, there was an hour long wait. We waited at the bar and then sat in the restaurant. Very good food and their own beer.

Thank stealie
Herndon, Virginia, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this restaurant several time and always the food and the service is top notch. I love their salads especially, always the plate is very cold and the ingredients are very fresh

Thank Peter H
Jacksonville, Florida
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time in a Sweetwater, but it won't be the last. Very good food and service. Two appetizers: Lobster bisque was perhaps the best I've had. A special today was smoked chicken and cheese dip with tortilla chips, also very good. The Drunken Rib eye was a good-sized rib eye steak, marinated in beer and finished with cremini mushrooms. Cooked... More 

Thank DeputyDawgJax
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you're going out on a date or just craving quality food Sweetwater is always good! I have never had a bad meal at the on in Sterling or Centreville. Haven't been to the one in Merrifield in a while but all GAR restaurants have quality food and great service. The Drunken Ribeye is amazing as are the pork chops!... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, 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, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45980 Waterview Plaza, Sterling, VA 20166-6556
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Sterling
  • Phone Number: +1 571-434-6500
American casual restaurant with a micro brewery serving a western inspired menu.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?