Neighborhood Eats: Sweetwater Tavern
Comments () | Published March 1, 2008
Sweetwater Tavern - Sterling
Address: 45980 Waterview Plaza, Sterling, VA 20166
Phone: 571-434-6500
Neighborhood: Sterling
Cuisines: Steaks, Seafood, Modern, American
Opening Hours: Open Sunday and Monday, 11 AM to 10 PM; Tuesday through Thursday, 11 AM to 11 PM; Friday and Saturday, 11 AM to midnight.
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Corn-and-crab chowder; chophouse salad; hickory burger; roast chicken; prime rib with housemade horseradish; rib eye marinated in pale ale; loaded baked potato; mashed Red Bliss potatoes; sweet-potato fries; deep-dish apple pie.
Price Details: Main dishes $5 to $25

Wood beams and Native American folk art give these large dining rooms—part of the local Great American chain—a rustic feel. Beers are handcrafted, and the food is American comfort cooking in lumberjack-size portions. Besides regulation drafts of beer, flights with five tiny glasses of different brews for sampling are also available.

What to get: creamy corn-and-crab chowder; crunchy chophouse salad with buttermilk dressing; hickory burger; roast chicken with brown-butter sauce; prime rib with house-made horseradish (you have to ask for it); rib eye marinated in pale ale; loaded baked potato; mashed Red Bliss potatoes; sweet-potato fries; deep-dish apple pie.

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