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Sweetwater Tavern

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14250 Sweetwater Ln, Centreville, VA 20121-5336
+1 703-449-1100
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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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As part of the Great America restaurant chain, Sweetwater Tavern won't disappoint. The service is great, and the steaks are top cuts-perfectly cooked. It can get a bit crowded during dinner time but the wait is well worth it. Highly recommended.

Thank John S
Fairfax County, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although I go there more often with adult friends, the atmosphere is very kid-friendly, prices are reasonable and food is always good. Great last-minute place to eat as well.

Thank burgers4409
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of my daughter's favorite restaurants, so we have been there numerous times over the years. The food is always good and consistent across visits and the service is always very good. It can get loud during rush when the place is full, but not so much that you can't still carry on a conversation.

Thank Sarah S
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We like to do call ahead reservations for this busy restaurant. Food is good and consistent. I love their salads and penna pasta with beef tips.

Thank sarahkS8591TO
Centreville, Virginia
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was holding off to review this because its a chain, but its food is constantly good, and for that (and the beer) I keep coming back. The parent company and sister restaurants are all very good too. The wood grilled filet mignon was great this time, and perfectly medium.

Thank Phatsoundz
Rockville, Maryland
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164 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Local Virginia chain featuring lots of beers and new American style cuisine. Looks like a bigTexas barn style place with a bar in the middle and many booths around the periphery. The closest to wheat beer they had was Witts end but we tried Yellow Devil and New Brew. Good soups each day. We had lobster bisque ($7) and portobella... More 

Thank Gary B
Brewerton, New York
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347 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy restaurant/bar at 500 pm. Three of us had steak fajitas-very good, 4th had Jambalaya, also very good. Great selection on the menu. Some mixup by our server, Becky A., but made up for it with three free desserts. Overall, a treaty casual dining experience. Hope to return.

Thank Willisdds
San Diego, California
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142 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a wonderful day exploring and walking the Civil War battlefields nearby, our family of 9 (ages 8-grandparents) sought a relaxing lunch with good flavors, good service and good seating. Sweetwater Tavern provided all three plus an array of IPA's to whet the appetite! Enjoy with friends or family alike.

Thank 2beans2000
Northern Virginia
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552 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sweetwater rarely disappoints. In past visits, my only real complaint was that at times it seemed that all of the drafts were overly hoppy - not to my taste. That has been resolved with the addition of new taps. We were pleasantly surprised to find ten drafts on tap, giving us a good variety of choices. Food was first rate,... More 

Thank luv2travl003
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was delicious and cooked to perfection. Amazing chips and dips as well as fajitas. The complementary bread is also phenomenal. The portions were huge and the waiters offered to pack them even before asking. Great service and vibe overall. Prices are a little pricey, but definitely worth the cost.

Thank hyohee p

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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$ 30
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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: 14250 Sweetwater Ln, Centreville, VA 20121-5336
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Centreville
  • Phone Number: +1 703-449-1100

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