The Best Sterling VA Food & Beverage Spots





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One of the most unique Sterling restaurants (when it comes to cuisine), Mokomandy takes a modern approach to Korean, Cajun, and American cuisine, celebrating an uncommon union of food and drink.

It is essentially a casual fine-dining establishment based upon the marriage of a Korean-American man to a Cajun woman and the food, family, and friends created along the way.

The featured menu is a congruous concert of modern Korean, Cajun, and American food without fusion or loss of authenticity, and the menu offerings are divided into small, medium, and large portions to afford guests with a variety of options.

Each menu item is assiduously prepared by Executive Chef Daniel W. Stevens & team and is designed to complement other dishes through the comprehensive use of fresh spices and local ingredients.

Mokomandy totally understands that every guest is different and may have dietary restrictions or allergies to certain foods.

Thus, if you have any special requests like gluten-free food or something else, you have the option to ask your server to modify each food or beverage.

Mokomandy especially prides itself on its ability to address customers’ needs whenever possible.

Cleanliness and top-notch customer service are two other things that are highly valued and practiced at Mokomandy.

As for the menu items, Mokomandy delivers a multicultural blast of flavor and texture as the menu varies from their signature Kimchi (Korean) to Shrimp Etouffee (Cajun).

Besides the culturally diverse menu, Mokomandy also offers an extensive list of handmade cocktails, wine, and specialty beers.

Whether it be the signature handcrafted cocktails or the bacon, sausage, breads, kimchi, and banchan which are made in-house, the offerings at Mokomandy are made from the freshest quality ingredients, delivering a culinary experience like no other!

The Bungalow Lakehouse


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Arguably the best restaurant in the Sterling region for hosting a party, the Bungalow Lakehouse is a smart casual restaurant serving American-style menu options and a great selection of beer.

It is located in the Lake Center Plaza, which is in close vicinity to the Potomac Falls.

Coming back to it being the best place to host a party, the Lakehouse is certainly the perfect location for such an occasion, thanks to its platter & buffet-style menus and enough space to accommodate over 100 people.

Talking about its prominent features, the Bungalow Lakehouse is housed in a sprawling setting and offers the best in terrace dining experience with a lakeside terrace.

The dining rooms are beautiful, to say the least, and the Lakehouse also hosts an assortment of live music shows each weekend in the summer.

To put it simply, the Bungalow Lakehouse is an oasis of comfort which is fit for any occasion and is sure to make you fall in love with it, on your visit.

So whether you visit it to enjoy the great food, to spend great times with great friends over billiards or darts, or to catch your favorite team, you'll feel right at home at The Bungalow Lakehouse!

QWENCH Juice Bar

The Qwench juice bar located at the Epicerie plaza in Sterling has garnered quite a fan following in the short time since it was opened at the turn of the year.

Considering the fact that the epicerie plaza restaurants list consists of some really big names, this success turns out to be all the more remarkable!

Qwench, with its fresh ingredients and crisp clean product representation, is totally committed to healthfulness and that has certainly struck a chord with the local residents of the cascades area who regularly visit it in numbers.

QWENCH has one of the most extensive menus of any juice bar with it consisting of a wide array of raw squeezed juices, smoothie blends, handmade Brazilian Superfruit açaí bowls, and a scrumptious food program consisting of a selection of burritos and bowls which have been designed keeping in mind the varying tastes of consumers and their vegan or non-vegan preferences.

The impressive aspect of QWENCH smoothie blends (Vintage blends, Açaí blends, Protein blends, Green blends, Epic blends) is that they are powered up with superfoods like chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, goji berries, maca, brazil nuts, and many more.

In order to achieve thirst-quenching taste, only raw fruits and vegetables are juiced and all juices are made-to-order and juiced in front of the customers.

The QWENCH food program is abundant with grains, superfoods, and protein, thus enabling it to be an extremely nutritious and filling breakfast or lunch meal.

Whether it be the store design, music, ingredients used, or customer service, every Qwench element is of a first-rate nature and that has seemingly translated into the Sterling store becoming one of the best (quick-service) cascades overlook restaurants.

Add to that the highly enticing and equally luscious nature of the foods & beverages and what you have is one of the best restaurants in Sterling VA - located at Epicerie Plaza!

Joe’s Cafe


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If you are looking for an unfussy eatery with homestyle cooking - serving simple American fare like burgers, pancakes, omelets, subs, etc. then there’s no better place to visit in Sterling than the Joe’s cafe situated along the W Church road.

Joe’s cafe was established in 2009 and is a family owned and operated business.

It is an all American diner that has something for everyone that visits it in search of delicious food or beverages.

The owners have been in the restaurant business since the early 70’s and have owned many of the Joe's Pizza and Subs throughout Manassas, Leesburg, and Sterling.

Joe’s cafe is their first diner and you will usually find a family member greeting customers every day in the cafe.

Whether it be breakfast, lunch or subs, Joe’s cafe delivers what your appetite desires.

The breakfast platters at Joe’s consist of waffles, pancakes, french toast and a kids menu with just the right portions, while the extended lunch menu has subs, burgers, sandwiches, and platters.

Joe’s serves breakfast and lunch all day during its hours of operation and you also have the option to call ahead and place an order for a pickup if you are in a rush.

Mona’s Lebanese Cafe


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Lebanese food has been rising in popularity over the years in the U.S. and it is certainly not a surprise considering the fact that it is considered one of the healthiest foods in the world.

Fresh ingredients and generous amounts of olive oil, garlic, and lemon are essential to the Lebanese diet and they play a big part in enhancing the healthfulness of Lebanese food.

If you are one of those people looking to feast on authentic Lebanese food near Sterling, then Mona’s Lebanese cafe is just the place for you.

This quaint cafe is based in a civil-war-era house which has been converted into a restaurant and is filled with antiques, linens, and lace.

Semi-private rooms are available for a quiet, romantic experience and in the summer months, the screen porch is opened for fresh-air dining.

Mona, the owner, cooks fresh Lebanese food every day, all made with love and precision.

You can stop in for a quick lunch or even order catering for a party of 300.
Mona is quite simply the ultimate host - quick to laugh and concerned that you get exactly what you want.

As for the food, Lebanese food is not at all spicy as lemon and garlic are primarily used to bring out the flavors.

It's incredibly healthy & delicious nature is further enhanced by the fact that it is cooked with olive oil, making it perfect for vegetarians and even vegans.

For people with gluten intolerance, Mona also makes many gluten-free items.

Prices are very reasonable and English & Arabic are the languages spoken.

The warm atmosphere, great quality of homemade food and the friendly service that you get at Mona’s Lebanese Cafe are the highlights of this one-of-a-kind food spot!

Sweetwater Tavern - Sterling


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Another American restaurant that makes our list, the Sweetwater Tavern in Sterling is one of three Sweetwater restaurants & microbreweries situated in the state of Virginia.

It was established in 2001 and has become immensely popular among the locals, thanks in no large part to the freshly brewed beer that gets made right on site.

The brewmasters at Sweetwater consistently work to perfect new blends and come up with seasonal favorites.

Sweetwater Tavern, with its outside dining and bar overlooking the water, offers one of the best views in Sterling.

As for the beers offered, Sweetwater Tavern features ten standard draft beers along with a few seasonal brews for good measure.

Some of the staples that are always available at Sweetwater Tavern include the Naked River Light, Buffalo Tooth's Double IPA, Sidewinder Bock, and the Ironhorse Lager.

The food menu is packed with classic American bar cuisine with menu sections consisting of sandwiches, ribs, chops, beef, chicken, fresh seafood, pasta, and the signature "World's Greatest Fajitas".

From the spicy Jambalaya pasta to the BBQ baby back ribs served with fries and coleslaw, the food menu at Sweetwater Tavern is sure to titillate your taste buds!