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Sweetwater Tavern

3066 Gate House Plz, Falls Church, VA 22042-1028
+1 703-645-8100
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (52 reviews)
“steak” (54 reviews)
“ribs” (41 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3066 Gate House Plz, Falls Church, VA 22042-1028
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Reviewed yesterday

We've been coming here since 2010 when we were staying at a nearby hotel. We'd come almost nightly for months n months. We haven't been back here in 7 years. Now we stayed in same hotel again and went there almost nightly. LOVE the bartenders...More

Thank NurseGess
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sweetwater has a very cool wild west theme, with friendly service, and amazing fajitas! It can get very crowded on the weekends though.

Thank Caroline T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, I know I am at the bar but the bar tender just hanging with his buddies throwing F bombs??? No thanks Tony, not appropriate. Food is good, lots of beers to try and the crab cakes are not bad either. Bring ear muffs for...More

Thank inlinesean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of our very favorite restaurants since the day it opened. Great staff. Very friendly. Outstsnding menu choices of seasonal food including old favorites like their amazing pork chops, roast chicken, special pastas and giant salads. Portions are large enough to share especially if dessert...More

Thank SuznShrnk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've always loved this place. The food is spot on, the service is friendly, the atmosphere is fun, and when the weather is nice it's got one of our favorite outdoor patios.

Thank Jason D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've first came here in May 2008 and then regularly beginning in July 2010. Stationed here for training for almost 5 mo's. Was my second home here. Always good, always crowded.  Now, I'm back again after 7 years and is still good. Of course no...More

Thank Italian80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my second time here and I must say this place is loosing it's touch. When I go out I expect to receive service that meets or exceeds my expectations and expectations are based on previous experience. My visit last night was just awful....More

Thank stillrockin911
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for a break from visiting in the nearby hospital so may be a bit tainted. Wife got a very much needed margarita which was very good. I got a light lager brewed on site - very good. Shared an appetizer of southwest egg...More

Thank Tasmandevil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for a family dinner. The service was confusing. Apparently we had two servers and they didn't communicate with each other. The food was excellent. One of the best Rib Eye's I've ever eaten. A very tasty meal.

Thank JayTennessee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place, part of the American Restaurant Company chain, friendly atmosphere, outdoor terrace in nice weather, good food and wide variety.

Thank ikratky
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Theresa M
Can you accommodate a group of about 35+ on the evening of Saturday 3/11? We are a soccer team of 16 boys (18 years old) along with parents. Thanks
28 February 2017|
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Response from Elcap128 | Reviewed this property |
Teresa, you need to call the restaurant. I am simply a patron writing a review
How far from. Hampton inn on Arlington Blvd?
4 November 2016|
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Response from Lindsey G | Property representative |
Depending on the time of day, it takes about 10-15 minutes to get to Sweetwater Tavern!
Sue D
What is the best time to go on Friday evenings?
26 October 2016|
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Response from rlhjlh | Reviewed this property |
Depends whether you want bar scene (sustained) or food scene (early ). Also depends on your appetite not for food but for noise.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
American casual restaurant with a micro brewery serving western inspired food in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
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