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Sweetwater Tavern

45980 Waterview Plz, Sterling, VA 20166-6556
+1 571-434-6500
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (51 reviews)
“steak” (58 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
45980 Waterview Plz, Sterling, VA 20166-6556
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I like to start out with a six pack of samplers with friends and then pick our poison for the night. I have not had a dish there I didn't like. Prices are upper medium with a great rustic atmosphere. Good place to meet up...More

Thank ben2far
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our server, Tremel was great. Friendly, informative and responsive. Started out with the a Silverado Ale and Firecracker Shrimp......$10 (crumb fried & tossed with thin beans and spicy pepper jelly). Be beer could not be more refreshing and the shrimp were wonderful. Although I was...More

Thank DaveHRoe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best crab cakes, the best beer sampler. Steaks cooked to perfection. Staff is great, friendly and helpful.

Thank Ely M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The seated us right away. The place is large but does not feel like a huge place. Service was excellent. The bread is super good. The menu offer many choices; I ordered the lobster bisque and the wedge salad - both very good and my...More

Thank Sergio R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to this place several times. Food is always excellent. Crab cakes in particular. Ambience is very pleasing. Service has been consistent as well.

Thank cm19810
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight I was able to get together with a friend in town from Florida. She chose Sweetwater Tavern. It was funny how we both knew what we wanted to order when we walked in. Of course the Aussie rooms are first and delicious! Then onto...More

Thank DETT74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is great. Drinks are great. But man this place gets crowded. Wait until 9 to show up so you can avoid the NoVa family hordes. Then it’s kinda nice. Bartenders are super friendly. I’d suggest just hanging at the bar vs getting a table....More

Thank Tcp102
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the halibut which was great, my husband had the steak dinner which was superb! I wish they served the halibut on their regular menu

Thank PMT50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Each person in our party ordered a different entrée and appetizer and no one was disappointed. The lobster bisque soup was very good as were the ribs and the crab/shrimp fritters. Excellent choice of beers in addition to a microbrewery on premises. The warm rolls...More

Thank jeff f
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Another great American resturaunts eatery. There are good food options and a decent beer selection but as with most GAR places it's heavy in salt and on the expensive side. Nice location on a man made lake. Decent outside bar.

Thank Corey L
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Questions & Answers
7 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 1LarryFox | Reviewed this property |
My guess is yes but why not call them
Angela S
5 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Katie Y | Property representative |
Hi Angela, Yes! We do have a lunch menu. It can be found on our website - greatamericanrestaurants. com or by calling the restaurant directly. (571) 434-6500
18 November 2015|
Response from Katie Y | Property representative |
It is best to call Sweetwater Tavern directly. They take reservations at certain times on certain days, or they operate on a call ahead system. A hostess would be happy to speak with you and can be reached at 571-434-6500.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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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