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Sweetwater Tavern

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3066 Gate House Plz, 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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McLean, Virginia
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the prime rib, tender but lot of fat. Partners burger good French fries very good. My mashed potatoes way to salty. Service just perfunctory. Good mid range chain restaurant

Thank williamcram
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Busy Saturday night, we have to eat quick to get to our nephew's play in time. Our waitress Darcy helped expedited our order and Alicia, seeing we were anxious about time, helped us prepay our bill. The food was soo good, but the service was super-fantastic. We'll be back! And don't worry, we promise we'll take more time and stay... More 

Thank lacoatrack
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Great American Restaurant chain has its act together on multiple fronts. They insist on top-notch service and creatively designed dishes cooked perfectly. Sweetwater is no exception. Over countless visits, I've tried much of the menu. Their lobster bisque and Caesar salad are to die for. Their ribs are delictible and fall off the bone. The drunken ribeye is always... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was amazing as always. Love the menu additions (creme brulee and brussel sprouts with pecans and bacon.) We will definitely being asking for Brad when we return. Great server!

Thank Sarah W
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116 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed early 5:45pm dinner with friends. Immediate seating at that time. Definitely use call ahead for times later on Fridays. There was an hour wait at 7:20. Delicious chicken tenders, fish tacos, and gluten-free jambalaya. Oh, the key lime pie was excellent. Service was perfect. Thanks.

Thank Wes G
Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is cold outside but one would feel the warmth by the ambience the minute you get greeting from the reception girl. Lightly dimmed lights, high up rooftop, lines of chairs with different arrangements to meet variety social needs. Service is superb. The kitchen staff is also well trained to chat with customer. Food portion is good, go for the... More 

Thank Mabelwen
Orlando, Florida
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2,026 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the chance to go there for dinner last night and had a great time. Our server Kunal went above and beyond to ensure that we had an amazing dinning experience. He gave us the chance to sample so many types of beers and didn't steer us wrong all night. I opted so share the fish tacos and egg rolls... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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150 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is Great American Restaurants' bottom of the rung, yet it's probably a top ten on any other eatery level! This is the only one of their restaurants where although the food is equal to the rest of its family, the service, care, overall attention to detail and quality are lesser than expected from any GAR location! Since starting with... More 

Thank GastroEclectico
Montreal, Canada
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was close to my hotel and has a great selection of beer. The food was really good too. Service was quick and pleasant. I'll definitely go back there if I'm around.

Thank max219
Arlington, Virginia
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159 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I must have first visited Sweetwater at least 40 years ago when it was relatively new and it represented one of the few consistently good watering holes and places to get a variety of good old Americana cuisine that was also had healthy choices for its time. Decades later, my wife and I still enjoy stopping in for a change... 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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 Plz, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?