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Sweetwater Tavern

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    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • American (Traditional), Southwestern
  • 3066 Gate House Plz, Merrifield VA22031 38.8665652 -77.2285062
  • (Btwn Gatehouse Rd & Arlington Blvd)
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  • (703) 645-8100
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Lunch

Starters

Smoked Chicken Con Queso traditional cheese dip with tortilla chips   8.00
Fire Roasted Wings while it lasts   8.00
Tex Mex Eggrolls filled with smoked chicken, corn, black beans, onions, peppers & jalapeno jack cheese. served with avocado dipping sauce   8.50
Firecracker Shrimp crumb fried & tossed with thin beans and spicy pepper jelly   9.50
Hot Spinach, Parmesan & Artichoke Dip with fresh tortilla chips   10.00
Crispy Fried Calamari with onion straws & lobster ginger sauce   10.00

Homemade Soup $6

Monday corn & crab chowder   
Tuesday roast chicken tortilla   
Wednesday lobster bisque   
Thursday corn & crab chowder   
Friday clam chowder   
Saturday lobster bisque   
Sunday roast chicken tortilla   

Salads

Traditional Caesar hearts of romaine with reggiano parmesan   6.00
Mixed Greens Salad with tomato, sun dried cranberries, dates, pine nuts & champagne vinaigrette   6.00
add with blue cheese or goat cheese   1.00
Chop House Salad with romaine, fresh grilled corn, tomato & basil tossed with buttermilk herb   6.00
add with monterey jack & cheddar   1.00
Warm Goat Cheese & Spiced Pecan Salad mixed greens with tomato, sun dried cranberries & champagne vinaigrette   8.00
Southwest Chicken Salad avocado, grilled corn, black beans, romaine, jack & cheddar, tomato, buttermilk herb & a smidge of bbq sauce   13.00
Monterey Salad With Spiced Pecans lightly fried chicken on greens tossed with fresh avocado, grilled corn, tomato, crisp tortillas, sun dried cranberries & buttermilk herb   13.00
Sweetwater Roast Chicken Salad mixed greens, fresh corn off the cob, tomato, sun dried cranberries, dates, pine nuts, goat cheese & champagne vinaigrette   13.00
Short Smoked Grilled Salmon Salad * mixed greens with champagne vinaigrette, new potatoes, sun dried cranberries, dates, balsamic onions & pine nuts   16.00
* add goat cheese   1.00
Grilled Tuna & Mixed Greens Salad * sesame crusted tuna drizzled with cilantro ginger sauce & served over mixed greens tossed with champagne vinaigrette, dates, sun dried cranberries, new potatoes, balsamic onions & pine nuts   17.00

Sandwiches

Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork on cole slaw, while it lasts   10.00
Cheddar Cheeseburger * ketchup, pickle and mustard mayo with fries   12.00
Hickory BBQ Burger * cheddar jack & hickory bbq sauce with fries   12.00
Grilled Chicken & Havarti Cheese with mustard mayo & great american fries   11.00

Beef, Ribs & Chops

Hickory Grilled Pork Chop * on basil redskin mashed potatoes   14.00
BBQ Baby Back Ribs hickory smoked. served with fries & cole slaw   20.00
Wood Grilled Filet Mignon * with sauteed mushrooms & mashed potatoes   21.00
Drunken Rib Eye Steak * black angus beef marinated in our great american pale ale with sauteed mushrooms & basil redskin mashed potatoes   23.00
World's Greatest Fajitas ($13 to $15). chicken, steak or portobello, guacamole, sour cream, homemade tortillas, sauteed onions, rice & black beans. served sizzling hot.   
add cheese substituted for guacamole on request, extra portobello mushrooms   4.00

Fresh Seafood, Chicken & Pasta

Hickory Grilled Fresh Fish the best available, hand filleted in house daily   
Sauteed Jumbo Lump Lump Crab Cakes with remoulade sauce, fries & cole slaw   
Sweetwater Fried Chicken Tenders with fries, cole slaw & honey mustard dipping sauce   12.00
Roasted Half Young Chicken rubbed with spices, smoked & slow roasted with basil redskin mashed potatoes & brown butter sauce. while it lasts   13.00
Sauteed Chicken Breast with roasted red peppers, mushrooms & arugula on capellini pasta & brown butter sauce   13.00
Louisiana Pasta with chicken, andouille sausage, tomato, scallions & penne pasta in a spicy creole cream sauce   13.00
Sauteed Filet Mignon Tips * with tequila lime sauce on penne pasta   15.00
Short Smoked Salmon Filet * marinated and smoked, then hickory grilled, with basil redskin mashed potatoes & dijon cream.   16.00

Kids Under 12

Choice Of Fries, Unsweetened Applesauce Or Carrots, Fountain Soda, Juice, Lemonade Or Milk.

Grilled Cheese    5.00
Cheeseburger *   5.00
Chicken Finger    5.00
Grilled Short Smoked Salmon *   7.00
Tenderloin Steak *   9.00

Sides $3

Basil Redskin Mashed Potatoes    
Cole Slaw    
Great American Fries    
Sauteed Or Simply Steamed Spinach    
Sweet Potato Fries    
Sauteed Mushrooms    
Today's Fresh Vegetables    
Black Beans    

Desserts

Key Lime Pie with raspberry sauce   6.00
Deep Dish Apple Pecan Pie with vanilla ice cream   7.00
Warm Flourless Chocolate Waffle with vanilla ice cream   7.00
Warm White Chocolate Bread Pudding with vanilla ice cream & caramel   7.00

 

Dinner

Starters

Smoked Chicken Con Queso traditional cheese dip with tortilla chips   8.00
Fire Roasted Wings while it lasts   8.00
Tex Mex Eggrolls filled with smoked chicken, corn, black beans, onions, peppers & jalapeno jack cheese. served with avocado dipping sauce   8.50
Firecracker Shrimp crumb fried & tossed with thin beans and spicy pepper jelly   9.50
Hot Spinach, Parmesan & Artichoke Dip with fresh tortilla chips   10.00
Crispy Fried Calamari with onion straws and lobster ginger sauce   11.00

Today's Homemade Soup $6

Monday corn & crab chowder   
Tuesday roast chicken tortilla   
Wednesday lobster bisque   
Thursday corn & crab chowder   
Friday clam chowder   
Saturday lobster bisque   
Sunday roast chicken tortilla   

Salads

Traditional Caesar hearts of romaine with reggiano parmesan   6.00
Mixed Greens Salad with tomato, sun dried cranberries, dates, pine nuts & champagne vinaigrette   6.00
add with blue cheese or goat cheese   1.00
Chop House Salad with romaine, fresh grilled corn, tomato & basil, tossed with buttermilk herb   6.00
add with monterey jack & cheddar   1.00
Warm Goat Cheese & Spiced Pecan Salad mixed field greens with tomato, sun dried cranberries & champagne vinaigrette   8.00
Southwest Chicken Salad avocado, grilled corn, black beans, romaine, jack & cheddar, tomato salsa, buttermilk herb & a smidge of bbq sauce   13.00
Monterey Salad With Spiced Pecans lightly fried chicken on greens tossed with fresh avocado, grilled corn, tomato, crisp tortillas, sun dried cranberries & buttermilk herb   14.00
Sweetwater Roast Chicken Salad mixed greens, fresh corn off the cob, tomato, sun dried cranberries, dates, pine nuts, goat cheese & champagne vinaigrette   14.00
Short Smoked Grilled Salmon Salad * mixed greens with champagne vinaigrette, new potatoes, sun dried cranberries, dates, balsamic onions & pine nuts   16.00
* add goat cheese   1.00
Grilled Tuna & Mixed Greens Salad * sesame crusted tuna drizzled with cilantro ginger sauce & served over mixed greens tossed with champagne vinaigrette, dates, sun dried cranberries, new potatoes, balsamic onions & pine nuts.   17.00

Sandwiches

Cheddar Cheeseburger * ketchup, pickle and mustard mayo with fries   12.00
Hickory BBQ Burger * cheddar jack & hickory bbq sauce with fries   12.00
Grilled Chicken & Havarti Cheese with mustard mayo & great american fries   11.00

Beef, Ribs & Chops

Black Angus Prime Rib traditional or blackened, while it lasts, redskin mashed potatoes & choice of house, caesar or mixed greens salad, homemade horseradish on request (12oz) 26.00(16oz) 30.00
Wood Grilled Filet Mignon * with sauteed mushrooms, basil redskin mashed potatoes & choice of house, caesar or mixed greens salad (7oz) 25.00(10oz) 30.00
Drunken Rib Eye Steak * black angus beef marinated in our great american pale ale with sauteed mushrooms, loaded baked potato & choice of house, caesar or mixed greens salad   28.00
Hickory Grilled Pork Chops * on basil redskin mashed potatoes   18.00
BBQ Baby Back Ribs hickory smoked, served with fries & cole slaw   21.00

Fresh Seafood, Chicken & Pasta

Hickory Grilled Fresh Fish the best available, hand filleted in house daily   
Sauteed Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes with remoulade sauce, fries & cole slaw   
Sweetwater Fried Chicken Tenders with fries, cole slaw & honey mustard dipping sauce   13.00
Sauteed Chicken Breast with roasted red peppers, mushrooms & arugula on capellini pasta & brown butter sauce   13.00
Roasted Half Young Chicken rubbed with spices, smoked & slow roasted with basil redskin mashed potatoes & brown butter sauce, while it lasts   14.00
Jambalaya Pasta sauteed shrimp, chicken, andouille sausage, tomato, scallions & penne pasta in a spicy creole cream sauce.   17.00
Short Smoked Salmon Filet * marinated and smoked, then hickory grilled with basil redskin mashed potatoes & dijon cream   18.00
Crab Cake & Filet Mignon * with redskin mashed potatoes (5oz filet) 26.00(7oz filet) 30.00

Kids Under 12

Choice Of Fries, Unsweetened Applesauce Or Carrots, Fountain Soda, Juice, Lemonade Or Milk.

Grilled Cheese    5.00
Cheeseburger *   5.00
Chicken Fingers    5.00
Grilled Short Smoked Salon *   7.00
Tenderloin Steak *   9.00

Sides

Basil Redskin Mashed Potatoes    3.00
Cole Slaw    3.00
Sweet Potato Fries    3.00
Sauteed Or Simply Steamed Spinach    3.00
Great American Fries    3.00
Sauteed Mushrooms    3.00
Loaded Baked Potato    4.00
Black Beans    3.00
Today's Fresh Vegetable    3.00

Desserts

Key Lime Pie with raspberry sauce   6.00
Deep Dish Apple Pecan Pie with vanilla ice cream   7.00
Warm Flourless Chocolate Waffle with vanilla ice cream   7.00
Warm White Chocolate Bread Pudding with vanilla ice cream & caramel   7.00

World's Greatest Fajitas

Guacamole, Sour Cream, Homemade Tortillas, Sauteed Onions, Rice & Black Beans, Served Sizzling Hot. Add Cheese Substituted For Guacamole On Request, Extra Portobello Mushrooms $4.

Chicken Fajita    17.00
Steak Fajita    20.00
Portobello Fajita    17.00
Combo Fajita ($18 to $20).   

 

Beers On Tap

Great American Restaurants Pale Ale gold medal winner at the 2010 great american beer festival, a fruity, copper-colored ale with a firm maltiness & dry hop.   
High Desert Imperial Stout an exceptionally rich, powerful stout in the style originally brewed in england for the tsars of russia, warming and complex with flavors of dried fruit & chocolate.   
Last Chance Lager the only true american-style beer (steam beer originated in the west during the late 1800s), this combines the fruitiness of an ale with the firm, rounded flavor of a lager.   
Midnight Rider aggressively hopped west coast ipa meet porter, citrus aroma, rich flavor and a clean dry finish.   
Naked River Light our lightest beer is a golden colored lager, smooth with an exceptionally clean finish.   
Round Of Samplers a mini pilsner of each of the five beers on tap, a great way to try them all!   

Joe's Handcrafted Beers

Black IPA all the chocolate flavor you'd expect from a porter with all the hop aroma and bitterness you'd expect from an ipa. medium to full-bodied, the black ipa is an experimental test batch of a potential new product. tell us what you think!   
Barking Frog Ale uses 15% wheat malt to lighten the body & flavor of this pale, golden beer, a light hop finish.   
Bishop's Pass Ale a belgian-style golden ale, full malt body & spicy fruit aroma, the golden color belies the complexity of this beer!   
Black Stallion Oatmeal Stout a rich, smooth, long dry-roast finish, ebony.   
Boot Hill Brown Ale a rich, malty, english-style brown ale, smooth & fruity with the flavor of chocolate & nuts.   
Buffalo Tooth's Old Ale strong and hoppy, kokopelli's big brother (amber)   
Chipotle Porter a smooth english-style porter with a southwestern twist, chipotle chilies & smoked malt are added to give a distinctive finish (very dark).   
Crazy Jackass Ale gold medal winner the 2009 great american beer festival, a german-style amber rye beer, using the same yeast as our summer wheat gives this beer a spicy banana aroma with a rich, full, distinctive flavor, unfiltered.   
Double Barrel Ale belgian-style "dubbel" originally brewed by trappist monks, this strong reddish brown ale has flavors of caramel, raisins and plums.   
Flying Armadillo Porter smooth roast finish, medium-bodied ale, red-black.   
Ghost Town Pumpkin Ale a lightly spiced amber ale made with real pumpkin, available with brown sugar and pumpkin spice garnish.   
Giddyup Stout roasted malts & real coffee make this stout well balanced & smooth, decaf not available!   
Gold Rush Ale, An American Pale Ale made with 100% new zealand hops. session (low alcohol) ipa.   
Great American Restaurants Octoberfest silver medal winner the 2013 great american beer festival for german-style marzen. celebrate the coming of fall with our octoberfest! rich, malty amber lager with a hint of hop spiciness.   
Great American Restaurants Pale Ale gold medal winner at the 2010 great american beer festival, a fruity, copper-colored ale with a firm maltiness & dry hop.   
Happy Trails Christmas Ale a strong ale with a pleasant balance of malt, hops, and this years spices.   
Helles Out Of Dodge a pale munich-style golden lager, smooth & malty.   
High Desert Imperial Stout an exceptionally rich, powerful stout in the style originally brewed in england for the tsars of russia, warming and complex with flavors of dried fruit & chocolate.   
High Road Scottish Ale scottish "80-shilling" style, profoundly malty in aroma and flavor, well-rounded with a hint of toastiness, tawny in color.   
Iron Horse Lager a medium-bodied black lager with a smooth, roasted flavor.   
Jackalope Canyon Ale an unfiltered, amber wheat beer, light body with wheat, yeast & caramel flavors.   
Kokopelli India Pale Ale lighter in color, but slightly higher in alcohol than great american restaurants pale ale, fruity & hoppy with a lingering bitterness on the finish.   
Last Chance Lager the only true american-style beer (steam beer originated in the west during the late 1800s), this combines the fruitiness of an ale with the firm, rounded flavor of a lager.   
Midnight Rider aggressively hopped west coast ipa meet porter, citrus aroma, rich flavor and a clean dry finish.   
Naked River Light our lightest beer is a golden colored lager, smooth with an exceptionally clean finish.   
Outlaw Ale a smooth, light to medium bodied ale with an emphasis on malt character, english malt, hops & yeast are used & an earthy toastiness is apparent, deep amber mild ale.   
Painted Lady Lager rounded malty lager, chocolate & caramel malts, mahogany.   
Pale Face Summer Wheat Beer a german-style wheat beer, unfiltered with a banana-clove flavor, an excellent hot-weather thirst quencher.   
Red Tape Ale a red irish ale, decidedly malty with a chocolate finish.   
Rode Hard Ale aggressively hopped ipa fermented with a belgian yeast.   
Road Kill Barleywine Style Ale rich, strong ale with a powerful maltiness, fruit and vanilla flavors (deep copper)   
Rusty Roadrunner Lager smooth, dark, malty munich-style with chocolate & caramel.   
Sidewinder Bock a classic german doppelbock that is rich, malty and strong in flavor.   
Silverado Cream Ale a straw-colored fruity ale, highly fermentable sucrose gives a light body and quenching character to this dry hopped beer.   
St. Nick's Weizenbock german-style strong wheat beer (dark amber).   
Straight Shooter Stout smooth irish-style ale with a long dry-roast finish (black).   
Wild West Fest Lager bronze medal winner at the 2006 great american beer festival, assertive, pale, unfiltered, amber octoberfest-style lager.   
Wit's End Ale silver medal winner at the 2006 great american beer festival, a belgian-style "white ale", brewed with raw wheat and spiced with orange & coriander, a light tart thirst quencher.   
Yellow Devil Pilsner wonderful hop aroma and flavor, golden in color, light-bodied but full-flavored.   
Yippee Ei O Springbock strong, full-bodied golden lager, smooth & malty with above-average alcohol to celebrate the coming of spring.   
Round Of Samplers a mini pilsner of each of the five beers on tap, a great way to try them all!   
* May Contain Raw Or Undercooked Ingredients, Written Information Is Available Upon Request Regarding These Items.
Sweetwater Tavern
3066 Gate House Plz
Btwn Gatehouse Rd & Arlington Blvd
(703) 645-8100
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