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Sweetwater Tavern

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14250 Sweetwater Ln, Centreville, VA 20121-5336
+1 703-449-1100
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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Houston, Texas
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231 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has its own microbrewery associated with it for award winning beer. The food is terrific, tasty and tempting. The crab and shrimp appetizer and tuna salad were yummy.

Thank jswflights
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on a road trip and stopped for dinner. The place was busy but we were seated fairly quickly. The service was friendly and the wait staff made several recommendations. None of the food was bad but it wasn't memorable either. I had the drunken ribeye and the sauce was overpowering but the steak itself was a good cut... More 

Thank 1antonacci
Chantilly, Virginia
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132 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there as there were many positive reviews and were not disappointed. Attentive service, nice ambience and excellent food. I would recommend this place

Thank Jey M
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Food was pretty good. I had the lobster bisque, crab cakes, mashed potatoes, and a Caesar salad. A Good place to eat for lunch or dinner.

Thank Anthony B
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Part of the Great American Restaurants group, despite its predictability, Sweetwater never disappoints. Anchored by quality meats, chicken and fish, the sauces are sometimes a bit heavy and the whole meal a little more greasy than we prefer. Sweetwater features a good selection of beers and a seasonally changing menu although the core items are similar from one season to... More 

Thank adshooter1
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing! We had the fried green tomatoes and the best prime rib. It was so delicious and tender. We took our left over prime rib and some of their delicious rolls back to the hotel and made sandwiches for our lunch on the road. We live in New York and have been to many fine steak houses,... More 

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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really all the Great American restaurants are just terrific, and we have been to both Sweetwater locations. A very diverse menu of food and drink - something for everyone whether a big eater, a picky eater or restricted by dietary concerns. The staff always treats customers with respect and show they love their job.

Thank numberonueve
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We have never had s bad meal here. Homemade rolls with every meal. Great bar selection. The grilled tuna salad has ginger and just the right mixture of greens and a light dressing. The drunken ribeye will feed 2 easily and is delicious. Call ahead for seating or you will have to wait.

Thank Debdmb
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Rolled into town for a flight the following morning; went to Sweetwater due to reviews and saw it for what it was, a step-up-from-Friday's theme chain restaurant. Which is not to bash the format, it's the consistency that keeps people coming back to similar places like Cheesecake Factory and Bonefish Grill locally and while out of town. Such is the... More 

Thank Christopher G
Westminster, Maryland
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Local retailer suggest we try Sweetwater for a late lunch. Nice, authentic SW decor. Spacious with lots of booths. Good crowd for 2:30 pm. Great fall off the bone ribs and true Cajun flavored pasta dish. The service was beyond compare, so if you're in the area I highly recommend.

Thank JRaznick

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 14250 Sweetwater Ln, Centreville, VA 20121-5336
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Centreville
  • Phone Number: +1 703-449-1100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?