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Sweetwater Tavern

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$$ - $$$
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14250 Sweetwater Ln, Centreville, VA 20121-5336
+1 703-449-1100
11:00 - 22:30
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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Fairfax County, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food is excellent and atmosphere is rustic cowboy with a large central bar.area. Some of the senses that come in to play are the smells from the open kitchen and some of the activity at the bar along with just people watching the great mix of business and up and comers along with those grabbing a cold one prior to... More 

Thank hstellwag
Centreville, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good food, good service, polite servers, music playing, families gather at this restaurant, good lighting, very good food that never disappoints.

Thank mdlnmary
Fairfax, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is always a "go to" for a great meal. Because it's so good, you really need to call ahead for seating, because the wait time can be killer. We come here often, and have never had a bad meal. Whenever there is a minor problem, they are quick to apologize , comp the problem, or give a free... More 

Thank Joyce K
Level Contributor
70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Chicken fajitas are the best. They are not over cooked and they have plenty of flavor. The black beans are also very good. You can substitute sides but the beans and rice are so good I have never substituted. Serving size of the lunch chicken fajitas are adequate; I've never needed a take out. Great wait staff and I ask... More 

Thank Jack W
Centreville, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been going there since the day it opened. The food and the service are always great! Crab cakes are some of the best in the area!

Thank Carl P
Rehweiler, Germany
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were lucky to arrive right before the big crowd although the restaurant was almost full. We like Jacksons and Mikes but this is by far the best. The service is absolutely superb! Everyone acts like they love their job, are knowledgeable about the entire menu, keep your drinks full with a smile, and never make you feel hurried. The... More 

Thank guitartraveler60
Fairfax County, Virginia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This great american restaurant is as good as the others in the chain. The food, service, and atmosphere is top notch. The menu is diverse and even offers gluten free options.

Thank surettek
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is delicious. The servers are very attentive. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because the atmosphere is very noisy!

Thank fraseraa
Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sweetwater Tavern (14250 Sweetwater Lane, Centreville, VA 20121) offers a warm southern welcome and a variety of scrumptious tastes. The tastes I can personally recommend are the Jambalaya Pasta with creole sauce, Firecracker Shrimp with thin green beans and pepper jelly, Short-Smoked Grilled Salmon Salad with field greens, new potatoes, sundried cranberries, dates, and pine nuts, dressed with champagne vinaigrette,... More 

Thank GrandParentsGo
Northville, Michigan
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was packed at 6:00 on a Friday night, clearly a very popular spot. We received excellent, attentive service. The Sweetwater roast chicken salad I had was ample and flavorful. The selection of stout beer was a bit disappointing as only one of the menu listings was available that night. Overall, a good place for a family meal.

Thank Danielle F

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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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, 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?