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Sweetwater Tavern

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45980 Waterview Plaza, Sterling, VA 20166-6556
+1 571-434-6500
11:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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431 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 992 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great service and selection of food. Beers are awesome and you can sample several. Reservations recommended.

Thank EliteTravellers
SE Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are in the area on business, and don't really want to leave your hotel, this is worth the trip. The bar is busy, but not overwhelming due to layout. The restaurant, and bar, is in a very spacious and open area. The barmaid/server was Courtney, who was attentive, professional and overall excellent. I had an app (Shrimp), 2... More 

Thank Stevethecamper
Leesburg, Virginia
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If the food was not fantastic, this would still be a great place to go due the friendly and attentive wait staff. The service is excellent and the food sublime. I would highly recommend for business lunches and dinners.

Thank Mohamed E
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the blue crab and shrimp fritter appetizer! I would highly recommend it. I also ordered the crab cake sandwich platter. There was absolutely no bread or filler in this crab cake. It too was delicious. My sister and I went for lunch. She enjoys there barbecue sandwiches. She has also tried the barbecue ribs which I understand are... More 

Thank Linda R
Northern Virginia (DC Metro)
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service and food and location is not bad. Many people waiting on you. You might have to wait to be seated. I can get crowded

Thank dendavis
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good food, good service we really enjoy each visit and plan to come back many more times! A bit loud so a quiet romantic time it is not! But a great place for family and friends!.

Thank msladyjae
Sterling, Virginia
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The selections on the menu were good. The food met expectations but did not exceed. The wait staff was great. The ambiance was nice.

Thank Tom C
charlotte nc
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99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not often I get to say: this is a well run restaurant!! Multiple hostess' to greet you upon arrival. Tables turn over quickly. Servers are attentive and experienced. Menu choices are plentiful. Food is prepared quickly and comes out hot! We all enjoyed our meal. Prime rib, chicken fingers, salad with grilled chicken Definitely going back.

Thank andywayne1
Nairobi, Kenya
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fish tacos were outstanding. Others at the table had the pulled pork sandwich (excellent!) and the drunken prime rib - they swear by it. The doughnut hole bread was incredible -- we had a great time. I will definitely return!

Thank DandR2012
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We go to this place quite often, service is great and bread is delicious! you should definitely try their pasta and Sea food. Should call ahead for reservations, this place is always busy!

Thank snaw00001

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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
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?