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Sweetwater Tavern

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3066 Gate House Plaza, Falls Church, VA 22042-1028
+1 703-645-8100
11:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 10:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Washington, DC
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145 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Great American Restaurants Group consistently dies consistent well! We always get great service, great atmosphere, great food and good value! This is our goto when we want to get back to what we have known for a long time. Despite lots of new competition in the area, they are always busy and it is usually a good idea to... More 

Thank TravelingGuyfromDC
Annandale, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way home from the airport, my wife and I stopped at Sweetwater, one of our favorites, for dinner. We were not disappointed. Our timing was perfect, as we arrived just before the rush (the only downside to Sweetwater is its popularity, so I suggest calling ahead, as they do not take reservations). My wife ordered the small filet,... More 

Thank Thomas M
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat at most of the restaurants in the Great American Restaurants chain. All are excellent. Great value, fairly good selection, and always good service. Sweetwater Tavern is closest to where we live, so we go there often. Love the beer selection. My only complaint is that restaurant is always full, and the the size of the facility and lack... More 

Thank John H
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sweetwater Tavern is one of the really good restaurants owned by the "Great American Restaurant Group" which includes Carlyle Grande in Shirlington, Mike's American Grill in Springfield, Coastal Flats in Mclean and Fairfax and Silverado in Annandale. All of the restaurants are consistently good with loud and busy happy hours and big crowds Thursday through Saturday. Great Menu selection and... More 

Thank Jan20132731
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124 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food, great service, enjoyable atmosphere. Who could ask for more? How about prime rib rare with great flavor mashed potatoes and choice of salad? Superb.

Thank Wes G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic beer naked and the Great American. Recommended by my bartender Cassidy. As well as the meal a fantastic Filet Mignon with mashed potatoes Yummm. It was cooked perfectly Medium and it was fantastic. I have lived in Ca. For 18,years and Texas for over 20+ years and this was the beat Filet Mignon I have ever had. Kudos to... More 

Thank Hungry_In_Sweetwater
Falls Church, Virginia
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the last few years, we have eaten everything on the menu. They are all good, and the restaurant never has a bad day. The draft beers are special, and some are brewed on site. Some of the wines are very good. This group of restaurants have made their reputation on their daily fish special, their fajitas, and their steaks.... More 

Thank lawrenceo616
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of the Great American Restaurant Group , this location has never disappointed. Their team service is the best in the business. A glass never goes unfilled, the courses are served hot and followed up to see how the patron is enjoying the meal. The dishes lean towards Southwest fare, but have a wide range of appeal. Nothing overly fancy,... More 

Thank Michael P
Oakton, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been going for years; the ribs are simply the tastiest we've ever had. Their salads are huge; the goat cheese and crasins are a smash; the chocolate waffle is a family-pleaser! The only hitch at Sweetwater is they have occasionally allowed pine nuts from one salad to pop over to the next.

Thank Elcap128
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant twice in a week while in town on business. It was convenient to the hotel across the highway. Both times we received excellent customer service. The atmosphere and decor of the restaurant is relaxing: it is set up in a cozy booth style. The meals were wonderful: one dinner was the fish of the evening mahi mahi... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3066 Gate House Plaza, Falls Church, VA 22042-1028
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Falls Church
  • Phone Number: +1 703-645-8100
American casual restaurant with a micro brewery serving western inspired food in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?