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Sweetwater Tavern

Sweetwater Tavern

American Restaurant and Brewery$$$$
Falls Church
  • Torben V.
    "Love the drunken ribeye."(4 Tips)
    Jen F.
    "Amazing chocolate waffle dessert."(4 Tips)
    Erica L.
    "Chop house salad, spinach dip and firecracker shrimp!!! Yum!!!"(3 Tips)
    Joel E.
    "Get the ribeye with the chop house salad finish with the waffle"(2 Tips)
133 Tips and reviews
  • seafood
  • burgers
  • ribs
  • rib eye steak
  • family-friendly
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  • Kevin M.
    Kevin Mallicott1 week ago
    Calamari and the crab cakes are excellent.
  • Maha B.
    Maha BanaSeptember 16, 2016
    The food is wonderful and the people are so sweet
  • John W.
    John WelchSeptember 6, 2016
    Wish they would bring back lemon pie!
  • Adam J.
    Adam JohnsonJune 3, 2016
    Tex Mex egg rolls, jambalaya pasta, steak, bread. It's all awesome!!!
  • Shawn C.
    Shawn CookMay 5, 2016
    Excellent food, excellent service. Get the bread pudding. It is outstanding.
  • n b.
    n bubblesMarch 25, 2016
    Steak here is good. Yummmiii
  • Abhinav B.
    Abhinav BagulFebruary 9, 2016
    well u wont be able to handle two St Nick's 😄.. but that beer kills
  • Abhinav B.
    Abhinav BagulFebruary 6, 2016
    Drink St. Nick's and thank me later !!
  • Randy R.
    Randy RandelFebruary 3, 2016
    One of the best places for American food between the airport and downtown. Great beer selection and craft cocktails. I had a blackened fish plate that was to die for.
  • Jason C.
    Jason CarleNovember 4, 2015
    Best calamari I've ever had!!
  • Angela D.
    Angela DavisSeptember 8, 2015
    Chicken fingers, chocolate waffle
  • Avinash L.
    Avinash LokanathAugust 25, 2015
    One of the best places I have been in a long time :) the service here is jus amazing and the food is top notch with some great ambience :)
  • Haifa A.
    Haifa AlanjariAugust 24, 2015
    Best food ever,, it is excellent restaurant in terms of the quality of food,, the staff are so friendly ,, i give it the highest rate
  • Peter B.
    Peter BlumbergAugust 15, 2015
    Drunken ribeye is the choice although the salmon & ribs are good alts. The sangrias are better than expected.
  • Daryl
    DarylAugust 6, 2015
    The food is good
  • Chris S.
    Chris SweetAugust 3, 2015
    The best ribs and always great beers
  • Aaron H.
    Aaron HairstonJune 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The Sweetwater fried chicken tenders are my favorite!
  • Jen F.
    Jen FJune 5, 2015
    Amazing chocolate waffle dessert.
  • Shervelle M.
    Shervelle MarquinaMay 21, 2015
    Crab fritters!!
  • Kevin Z.
    Kevin ZhangApril 23, 2015
    Prime rib here is delicious! Other dishes felt short of my taste namely: the jambalaya, and smoked salmon
  • Albert D. S.
    Albert D. ShinMarch 21, 2015
    Everything including the salads, fajitas, and the beer.
  • Trevor M.
    Trevor MMarch 15, 2015
    Ask for extra doughnut rolls! They have the best bread and I usually order the ribs.
  • Glenn P.
    Glenn PontanillaMarch 7, 2015
    Service, food quality, home grown beer, vibrant.
  • Arlen M.
    Arlen McCorkleMarch 4, 2015
    Service and the filet are the best
  • Roy E.
    Roy EdwardsFebruary 22, 2015
    They have their own brewery in house. Get the sampler.
  • Lissa S.
    Lissa SpomerFebruary 10, 2015
    The hickory smoked salmon is to die for and the beer is good too
  • Nick M.
    Nick MontaltoJanuary 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Half chicken is awesome!
  • Gary B.
    Gary BeckmanNovember 9, 2014
    Great family restaurant. Friday night is busy.
  • Monique C.
    Monique ColeSeptember 25, 2014
    Bbq burger, important meeting!
  • Eric I.
    Eric IrizarrySeptember 9, 2014
    Was here about two weeks ago with my daughter. .Drunken Rib Eye Steak..... I took it medium well.... Best steak ever. Take a look at the pic from their menu... And I agree......
  • James S.
    James StolpAugust 23, 2014
    Drunken ribeye!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Bertrand Chemel, chef of 2941, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Beer selection. Read more
  • Jenna
    JennaAugust 13, 2014
    Salmon dishes are very good here. Always very crowded. The food is delicious for a chain restaurant.
  • Jeff
    JeffAugust 9, 2014
    Hanging with Rose
  • Jordan S.
    Jordan SheckmanAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Some great beers. Fantastic baby back ribs and chicken tenders. If you get there early enough for lunch, try the pulled pork sandwich.
  • Alicia Y.
    Alicia YoungAugust 7, 2014
    Great drinks!!!
  • Tuck-Fatt T.
    Tuck-Fatt TongAugust 7, 2014
    Nice bacon cheeseburger
  • Manuel P.
    Manuel PadillaAugust 1, 2014
    Very nice place!!
  • Manuel P.
    Manuel PadillaJuly 20, 2014
    Great!! I like everything here
  • Rebekah J.
    Rebekah JohnsonMay 3, 2014
    No champagne or sparkling drinks!
  • Brian M.
    Brian MillerApril 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the pork chops or ribs! Both are great!
  • Michael Kathryn W.
    Fajitas are amazing... as is the salmon! Plus awesome beer selection!
  • Nowayer M.
    Nowayer MMarch 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't miss the bread pudding for dessert 😍
  • Jason H.
    Jason HemmendingerMarch 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The appetizer specials tend to be superior to everything on the regular menu
  • Steve B.
    Steve BFebruary 26, 2014
    Awesome beer, awesome wings!
  • David W.
    David WilsonFebruary 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Have the Fourless Chocolate Waffle for dessert
  • John P.
    John PhillipsFebruary 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Often busy but always worth the wait
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MartinFebruary 16, 2014
    Excellent service as usual and the bread is ridiculous.
  • Noaf H.
    Noaf HamoudJanuary 12, 2014
    Best burgers ever!!
  • Dark Knight
    Dark KnightDecember 30, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The Mojitos are D-licious!! :)
  • Dianne B.
    Dianne BenjaminDecember 6, 2013
    My daughter who actually went for a birthday celebration said it was great. Limited menu though.
  • Doug B.
    Doug BorkOctober 10, 2013
    Pork Chops very good with the Deep Dish Apple Pie for dessert awesome meal to have on a Cold and dreary night in the DMV.
  • Ajay
    AjayOctober 5, 2013
    Best burger I've ever had
  • Grana J.
    Grana JeffSeptember 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The toilets are spotless in the men's room!
  • Melissa E.
    Melissa EspositoAugust 2, 2013
    Firecracker shrimp are light, tangy and delicious. But the steaks and salads are the stars of this menu.
  • Steve E.
    Steve EspinosaJuly 22, 2013
    The drunken ribeye is sweet!!!!
  • Christina G.
    Christina GrivasJune 9, 2013
    Must. Do. Again. Love their wine glasses and the bread they bring out. Loved every part of my meal and the ambiance. Wasn't too too expensive for a nicer restaurant. Must. Do. Again. SOON.
  • Ali D.
    Ali DJune 7, 2013
    The prickly pear frozen margarita is amazing!
  • Craig N.
    Craig NilsonMay 25, 2013
    Great food and premium beer !!!
  • Sheri M.
    Sheri MitchellMay 21, 2013
    Eat here every time I'm visiting DC. Great food & great service.
  • Kavian M.
    Kavian MilaniMay 13, 2013
    The wait is waaaaaay tooooo loooooong!! But otherwise great!!!
  • Sam A.
    Sam AskewMay 4, 2013
    Great Fire Roasted Wings as a starter ... Can't go wrong with that order ...
  • Dark Knight
    Dark KnightMay 1, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Oh I'm fancy lol
  • Michael T.
    Michael TolbertMarch 9, 2013
    Food here is great. Wait time is long be sure to call ahead or go on there website for reservation
  • Torben V.
    Torben VerdichFebruary 23, 2013
    Everything is good. Love the drunken ribeye.
  • Dark Knight
    Dark KnightFebruary 12, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Keeps getting better and better
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
    Firecracker shrimp: "It activates the taste buds and is a great way to start a meal." --Gerry Connolly (NVM's January 2013 Eat This Now! issue)
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew PaukJanuary 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Bartender Steve is great!
  • Kari G.
    Kari GinsburgJanuary 19, 2013
    After waiting 50 minutes for a table, we were left waiting for our waiter for another 15. So we left.
  • Sara
    SaraJanuary 4, 2013
    Order more bread!!!!
  • Mary Lou S.
    Mary Lou ScarbroughJanuary 4, 2013
    Hickory smoked grouper was great. As was lump crab cakes and smoked salmon salad.
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BeethamNovember 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Salmon rocks!
  • Jon R.
    Jon ROctober 25, 2012
    Solid beer in the hood. Order yourself some Ozzie rolls. And don't be afraid to ask for more
  • Hannah P.
    Hannah PearsonOctober 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I am obsessed with their Monterey salad. I have been getting it for years and it never disappoints
  • Heather L.
    Heather LanghamSeptember 4, 2012
    Great restaurant great service! Well all the GAR places are
  • Chris V.
    Chris VenturaAugust 12, 2012
    Big growler! Expensive at first but refills are priced decently.
  • Chris V.
    Chris VenturaAugust 12, 2012
    Pork chops were thick and great! Also mashed cauliflower was awesome!
  • Chris V.
    Chris VenturaAugust 12, 2012
    Salmon was reallllly good!
  • Chris V.
    Chris VenturaAugust 12, 2012
    Rolls are addictive!
  • Chris V.
    Chris VenturaAugust 12, 2012
    Surprised how good the food was! Salmon was great, as was the pork chops and jambalaya. Also the rolls are addicting and must be terrible for you since they are basically bites of Fried Dough.
  • Eric M.
    Eric MilesJuly 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Martha behind the bar kicks ass!
  • Starlet S.
    Starlet SmithJune 3, 2012
    The wait to get a table can be ridiculously long, so call ahead. Smoked salmon with mashed potatoes and yuca chips is amazing!
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
    Signature: Pale Ale, smooth malty-body with hoppy finish.
  • Alex W.
    Alex W.April 21, 2012
    If someone tells you there is an hour wait, just turn to leave and they'll seat you immediately. At least that's what happened to us. Score!
  • Jack D.
    Jack DiamondApril 2, 2012
    The beer sampler is always good, always fun.
  • Jack D.
    Jack DiamondApril 2, 2012
    Almost always a "10". On those rare occasions when it drops to a "5", and it does, management comes through and makes it right.
  • Collin F.
    Collin FlahertyMarch 18, 2012
    Nicole is an awesome waitress. Great food and beer
  • Bridget D.
    Bridget DrainFebruary 13, 2012
  • Nicole T.
    Nicole TripodiJanuary 16, 2012
    Not much on the menu for strict vegetarians. Kudos to our server Daniel for warning us about the chicken stock used to cook rice for the portobello fajitas. Delicious meal. Don't forget your growler!
  • Tiffany G.
    Tiffany GibbsJanuary 13, 2012
    Try the cake. It's delish!
  • Lorraine E.
    Best beer in the County...... Yum....
  • heather e.
    heather embreyDecember 9, 2011
    The ribs are the best! Service can't be beat! American Restaurants sets the bar pretty high !
  • Erica L.
    Erica LDecember 5, 2011
    Chop house salad, spinach dip and firecracker shrimp!!! Yum!!!
  • K David
    K DavidNovember 26, 2011
    Check out the homemade root beer. Amazing.
  • Matt R.
    Matt RollinsNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    No talking at the urinal please.
  • Samuel
    SamuelNovember 1, 2011
    If you're on a low sodium diet, I'd stay away. Food was very salty tonight.
  • Steven J.
    Steven JohnsonOctober 24, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    If you snap your fingers together the mayor will magically appear in the stall
  • Matt R.
    Matt RollinsOctober 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Can I get a courtesy flush please!!!
  • Daniel A.
    Daniel AustinOctober 16, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Use the wax butt paper.
  • Matt R.
    Matt RollinsOctober 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    YES!!!! I am the mayor of the stall!!!
  • Skifchik
    SkifchikMay 1, 2016
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