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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 - 22:00
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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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Springfield, Virginia
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The black bean burger here is top notch! You can tell it's handmade and not from a box. There is also a really good Mexican chop salad with black beans, corn, tortilla strips etc that you can ask for without chicken. For the meat eaters - My husband likes the fajitas, salmon salad and the pasta with filet mignon tips.... More 

Thank screnggli
Washington DC
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sweetwater tavern is an American restaurant with a Western motif located in a strip mall (read: plenty of parking) in the Dunn Loring area of Fairfax County ... a Washington DC suburb. The service is quite good and the food is standard Nouveau American fare. A couple of our favorite menu items are BBQ Baby Back Ribs ($22, hickory smoked...served... More 

Thank TonySh
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A favorite restaurant from when I lived in the area, Sweetwater was on my list of must visits on a recent trip. So happy to see that it was just as good we remembered. My husband got the large prime rib and we all enjoyed helping him finish it. I got the roast chicken salad which was delicious and could... More 

Thank Lorien D
pittsburgh, United States
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easter weekend, it was very busy in the Saturday evening. The wait ended up not being as long as they told us. Busy place, little noisy since it is all open. Food was very good! I had a salad which was more than enough, husband had the fish special with lentils (different combo) which he said was excellent! Service was... More 

Thank Nita L
Leonardtown, Maryland, United States
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came with work colleagues during happy hour. Drink prices were good and appetizers could be shared. Nice friendly atmosphere.

Thank Cathy D
Holliston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a Southwest style eatery. They did have a good array of offerings. The bread basket was a huge hit! Service was good on a busy Friday night. The kids enjoyed their meals. We had the Fajitas, fish tacos, pulled pork and crab cakes. All fine, not a standout but adequate.

Thank sueajp
Springfield, Virginia
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sweetwater is part of a chain, each slightly different than the others but have some of the same dishes. I love their burgers, steaks, pasta, and I have to order the chopped house salad. The service is fantastic, with your entree arriving right as you finish your salad or soup. We celebrate our anniversary by having dinner at one of... More 

Thank Richard H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a pleasure to go here for dinner. The wait staff is excellent and the food is always terrific. Well done Sweetwater.

Thank Walter L
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here a lot over the past 8 years- always good service, great tasting food. Part of Great American Restaurant chain so pretty standard offerings but with a creative spin. Crowded on Friday nights.

Thank Luannand Colin H
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place for dinner the ribs and fries chicken and pasta. Service was excellent for a Friday night they really kept things moving. All staff were friendly and welcoming can't wait to visit again.

Thank Gina H

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?