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Sweetwater Tavern

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45980 Waterview Plaza, Sterling, VA 20166-6556
+1 571-434-6500
11:00 - 23:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Boca Raton, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sweetwater has a remarkable combination of great food, great beer, great atmosphere and service. Menu is varied and has something for everyone. A go to place when in the Dulles Airport area of northern VA.

Thank fredfromm
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this place is great, large and gets crowded, so it is good. went once in August, sit at the bar when alone, prime rib came up looks great asked about salad? She got on it, and wanted to send the plate back, I was reluctant, she insisted, ok. another just as good looking prime rib came up, and it was... More 

Thank PtheP
Middletown, Delaware
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was on a business trip in Sterling and working from my hotel that evening so I ordered take-out food from Sweetwater Tavern. They said the food would be ready for pick up in about thirty minutes. I arrived about fifteen minutes late to pick up my order only to be told that they tossed the food because it was... More 

Thank Appricena
Moody, Alabama
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126 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant because of its location to our hotel and the reviews on yelp and google. Quaint western atmosphere, micro brewery. Ordered calamari, Prime Rib and jambalaya pasta. All were very good and as ordered. Ordered the chocolate waffle to go! Would highly recommend! Glad we made the choice!

Thank LeeG62
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place for beer and brewery-style foods. The 5 beers on tab that are rotating among a long list of beers brewed will make it fun to come back.

Thank G S
Jackson, tn
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152 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having read other reviews, I thought I'd give the Sweetwater Tavern a shot. Prices ($$) didn't look too bad and they have prime rib on the menu. It was early (4:30) and the prime rib is available after 4:00, so I could expect to order a very rare cut. Upon ordering, I was told they never serve anything beyond medium.... More 

Thank RobboJackson_tn
Sterling, Virginia
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is popular and almost always busy, but the food is good and the service attentive. Servers work as part of a team. The restaurant features its own craft beers. I think that the menu is a little limited, but it offers something from each class of entrée.

Thank Mtkx
Sterling, VA
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been going here since they opened and the service is superb. The menu needs to change. Burtons is crushing them because its new and the menu changes all the time, always something new to try.

Thank barronda79
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88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always enjoy Sweetwater Tavern. While I tend to get the same things every time, there's always something seasonal on the menu. Today we had pumpkin cake. It was awesome. Highly recommend.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was simple, we had good solid service, the food was what we expected for the price and we were waited on rather quickly for the time we went. After reading the other reviews we decided to try it and they were right on point!

Thank hando2015

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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, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, 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: 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?