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Sweetwater Tavern Restaurant

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45980 Waterview Plz, Sterling, VA 20166-6556
+1 571-434-6500
11:00 - 22:00
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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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Burlington, North Carolina
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a very nice place with seating to enjoy an outdoor view. Very nice without being stuffy. The Crab Cakes were the BEST I have every had! Would definitely order them again. Would enjoy this restaurant closer to my home!!! Waiter was exceptional, as was all the staff.

Thank Joyce S
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

recommended by my boss, and he was right on the money with the drunken bib-eye. They only have craft beer here, but that was good for me. I would go again no problem

Thank rcamp71570
Sterling, Virginia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to enjoy a wide selection of beers and outstanding menu. Love the beer flights and barbecued ribs. Not overly noise and outside sitting is not by a parking lot as with other restaurants. You will enjoy.

Thank oosbornec
Great Falls, Virginia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an excellent lunch there yesterday with family. The food was great, and the service was excellent.

Thank MikeTC42
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the restaurants in Mike's American Chain. You always know you are going to get great food with a fantastic wait staff. I visit this location often and it never disappoints. You cannot beat the food. The drunken ribeye is amazing and can compare to many high end steaks. I would recommend Sweetwater to anyone.

Thank pospy
Sterling, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sweetwater Tavern is part of the Great American Restaurants chain in the Northern Virginia suburbs. Many have diffrent names, such as Mike's American Grill in Springfield, VA. The prices are moderate for the DC Metro area. The menu is American. Salads are large, and can be made even better by the addition of chicken, or their excellent short smoked salmon.... More 

Thank RonTant
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204 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is real good, and when you consider what you pay for a lunch and the beer her, it because an excellent choice as it is hard to find a decent meal and drinks at less than $20/person now a days. I had the Louisiana and the beer sampler and really enjoyed it.

2 Thank Hunter k
Sterling, Virginia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to ST since they opened many years ago. We love the menu; everything is always delicious. They recently changed a few items. We had to try the hanger steak. It was great. Reyes it at home and I didn't come close!! The service is always over the top! They have teams of servers that back each... More 

1 Thank NickandSharon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is awesome and so is the staff! Excellent food.....gotta try the southwestern rolls and the blue crab fritters! To Die for!!!!! All of the food is delicious. Prices are a little high, but so worth it.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reston, Virginia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hailey was fantastic along with Scott GM, Nicole server was very charming and efficient. The steaks are great quality and very tasty. Monterey Salad has mixed greens, lightly fried chicken strips, and Gorgonzola vinaigrette dressing.

Thank LouieDCCaterer

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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, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
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 Plz, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?