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Sweetwater Tavern

3066 Gate House Plz, Falls Church, VA 22042-1028
+1 703-645-8100
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (51 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever we visit family in Falls Church, the trip just wouldn't be complete without a dinner at the Sweetwater. Lots of delicious entrees and a huge variety of beer and ale. Salads are fresh and crispy. I had crab cakes this time and they were...More

Thank OhioClovergirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn't been back to this restaurant for many, many years, but we happened to be in the area and thought we'd give it another try. There's a lot of road construction and traffic congestion in that area so getting there was a bit of...More

Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The steak melts in your mouth. Can be quite busy on a Saturday evening but well worth the wait. The place is a little noisy. The Drunken Steak was great.

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is my "new" favorite place to eat. Everything my table ordered was cooked very close to perfection. I had the Filet and Crab cake dinner. The steak cut like butter and the crab cake actually had more crab meat than filler. I only...More

Thank 4Cocoa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had their 'drunken steak' which i didn't care for. The waiter promptly asked if there was something else he could get me. I said the fajita..which was delicious!! i have also had their cheeseburger which was cooked the way preferred and very, very good. The...More

Thank VirginiaMaggie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't realize this was a chain restaurant until we arrived outside the building. It is a huge restaurant and the parking is shared with other businesses, so parking was very limited. No open spots so we had to drive around for a bit. And...More

Thank JudyMetroNYCarea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

Thank screnggli
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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....More

Thank TonySh
Reviewed 21 April 2017 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...More

Thank Lorien D
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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
27 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?
3 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?
25 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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
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.