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Sweetwater Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar
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3066 Gate House Plaza, Falls Church, VA 22042-1028
+1 703-645-8100
11:00 - 22:00
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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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We live about two miles from Sweetwater and eat here over a dozen times a year. Great steaks, Salmon, Crabcakes, Lobster Bisque soup. It is a high quality, excellent service place as is all their sister resturants (Coastal flats, Silverado, Arties). My one complaint is that in our past four visits they have not had the children's steak. We have... More 

Thank Yazen
Annandale Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is always high quality, they have excellent selections, and prominent clientele frequent this great Tavern. The specialty brews are exceptional. I like the handcrafted Road Kill Growler (to go) with its high alcohol content. It is definitely worth a visit for a fun lunch or dinner.

Thank Bingos-Mom
Fairfax, Virginia
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is for the trendy .... It's pretty pricey, but the food is good. We could hardly hear ourselves talk it's so loud, though.

Thank ArlaFP
Falls Church, Virginia
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to Sweetwater Tavern for business lunches and family dinners. Good value, great service, and quality food. Surprisingly good for a chain establishment.

Thank RichL06
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food, particularly salads and crab cakes. Make sure to wear hearing aids as VERY noisy. This restaurant is always crowded.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hollis, New Hampshire
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138 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted a quick bite to take back to my hotel. The server at the bar was helpful and had some good suggestions. She asked if I wanted a drink while I was waiting and, watching her, she was good with all the customers at the bar.

Thank Terri P
Burke, Virginia
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's apart of the Carlyle group. I wished they would showcase- Local craft or small batch brews from VA/DC/MD/WV. Rotation of seasonal dishes or make their unique dishes that have some flavor. Sam blah menu.

Thank ctp2236
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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444 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,046 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

may have to wait for your seating but well worth the wait with selection of beers and food with great service to make you want to come back.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I love there large chicken salads and the warm apple pie with pecans and ice cream. Always a treat.

Thank gsdc
Solon, Ohio
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Repeat visit, once again impressed by the efficiency, food quality and enthusiastic staff, starting with the welcoming hostess Wendy.

Thank Richello

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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
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, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?