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Sweetwater Tavern Restaurant

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45980 Waterview Plaza, Sterling, VA 20166-6556
+1 571-434-6500
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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Lansdowne, Virginia
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

You simply can't go wrong with any of The Great American Restaurants locations. Different names, just do a little research. Good food and somewhat surprisingly good service because they are always busy. Expect a short wait during prime times but it's worth the wait. Good bars as well...

Thank williamhV6683EN
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I get the same thing everytime I go - Monteray salad with spiced pecans. It always tastes amazing! The donut-like rolls are the best. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. The prices are about average and its a good place to up for dinner or after work.

Thank JetsetterVirginia
Potomac Falls, Virginia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have never been disappointed in the service or the food here in Sterling; just wish I could get here more often! Thanks for always being the "go to" place for me!

Thank chrispyk12345
Deerfield, Illinois
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thourghly enjoyed my Monterey Chicken Salad for lunch. Service was great and my meal was delivered quickly and perfectly prepared. Ended up going back to a different location for dinner. Enjoyed the Drunken Rib eye steak. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Varied menu items and prices are reasonable.

Thank Mamatenz
Sterling, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very good for lunch and dinner. Dinner can be quite busy but they do offer call ahead seating. Quality of food was very good. Staff goes above and beyond.

Thank A M
Potomac Falls, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Everyone enjoyed their meals! Great service! I had chicken tenders which were great! One friend had a delicious salad & the other relished a big portion of ribs!

Thank ritzimitzi
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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430 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 992 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 1 week ago

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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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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

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