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Sweetwater Tavern

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14250 Sweetwater Ln, Centreville, VA 20121-5336
+1 703-449-1100
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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Little Rock, Arkansas
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113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went at 6PM for Dinner last night RVing at Bull Run Regional Park nearby (visiting family in Burke), based on TA recommendations (otherwise, we knew nada). Total Bullseye! Crowded parking lot, folks waiting outside. Wait for 2 - 30-35 min. for 1st available was reasonable for popular place ranked #1 in Centreville. Headed to inside bar (there is one outside... More 

Thank mymeme0226
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had solo dinner here during a business trip: very friendly staff, fish oriented food (I really enjoyed the blue crab fritters and crab cakes), wide variety of homemade beers (The Vienna lager and IPA were good), lively environment (to be enjoyed from the bar for solo travellers), summarizing: a great experience.

Thank BartvanderS
Houston, Texas
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231 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has its own microbrewery associated with it for award winning beer. The food is terrific, tasty and tempting. The crab and shrimp appetizer and tuna salad were yummy.

Thank jswflights
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a road trip and stopped for dinner. The place was busy but we were seated fairly quickly. The service was friendly and the wait staff made several recommendations. None of the food was bad but it wasn't memorable either. I had the drunken ribeye and the sauce was overpowering but the steak itself was a good cut... More 

Thank 1antonacci
Chantilly, Virginia
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132 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there as there were many positive reviews and were not disappointed. Attentive service, nice ambience and excellent food. I would recommend this place

Thank Jey M
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Food was pretty good. I had the lobster bisque, crab cakes, mashed potatoes, and a Caesar salad. A Good place to eat for lunch or dinner.

Thank Anthony B
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Part of the Great American Restaurants group, despite its predictability, Sweetwater never disappoints. Anchored by quality meats, chicken and fish, the sauces are sometimes a bit heavy and the whole meal a little more greasy than we prefer. Sweetwater features a good selection of beers and a seasonally changing menu although the core items are similar from one season to... More 

Thank adshooter1
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing! We had the fried green tomatoes and the best prime rib. It was so delicious and tender. We took our left over prime rib and some of their delicious rolls back to the hotel and made sandwiches for our lunch on the road. We live in New York and have been to many fine steak houses,... More 

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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really all the Great American restaurants are just terrific, and we have been to both Sweetwater locations. A very diverse menu of food and drink - something for everyone whether a big eater, a picky eater or restricted by dietary concerns. The staff always treats customers with respect and show they love their job.

Thank numberonueve
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We have never had s bad meal here. Homemade rolls with every meal. Great bar selection. The grilled tuna salad has ginger and just the right mixture of greens and a light dressing. The drunken ribeye will feed 2 easily and is delicious. Call ahead for seating or you will have to wait.

Thank Debdmb

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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
USD 15 - USD 30
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, 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, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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?