Sweetwater Tavern

Sweetwater's menu offers choices for every mood or inclination. We're known for our wings, but we are proud of every item we serve. Fresh and homemade, (we even make our own dressings), our preparations will surely please your palate. Whether you're here for lunch, dinner or after an event, our kitchen is always open (11:00 am to 2:00 am seven days a week) and striving to serve the best.

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Prices are subject to change without notice.

 

APPETIZERS

POTATO SKINS 7.95
Three potato boats, packed with bacon, cheddar and jack cheese.
FRIED MOZZARELLA STICKS 7.95
Six sticks breaded and fried, served with ranch.
HOMEMADE ONION RINGS 6.95
Huge portion, hand breaded and fried.
BEER BATTERED CHICKEN STRIPS - A SWEETWATER CLASSIC 9.50
Fresh, never frozen chicken breast strips, beer battered and deep fried. Served with house made BBQ sauce and coleslaw.
BUFFALO STRIPS 9.50
Our great chicken strips beer battered and deep fried then dipped in our secret buffalo sauce; try this one with ranch or bleu cheese.
GRILLED SHRIMP KABOB 13.95
Six jumbo shelled shrimp grilled, served over Texas toast with drawn butter.
BBQ RIB TIPS 10.25
A huge order of tips slow cooked, served with Texas toast and slaw.
BBQ RIB SNACK 13.95
1/2 slab of our famous ribs served on a garlic roll with slaw.
CAJUN OR BBQ STEAK BITES* 10.95
Marinated Filet Mignon rolled in Cajun spice with mushrooms and onions. Served on pita bread.
Cajun or BBQ Chicken Bites * 9.75
Marinated Chicken grilled in Cajun or BBQ spice with mushrooms and onions, served with pita bread and cole slaw.

SALADS

Bleu cheese and double dressing - 50¢ extra


TOSSED HOUSE SALAD 3.95
Loaded with bacon and cheddar cheese 4.50
Caesar 3.95
MICHIGAN CHERRY SALAD 10.50
Charbroiled chicken breast, sun dried cherries, bleu cheese and pecans served over fresh greens. We recommend raspberry vinaigrette.
BUFFALO CHICKEN SALAD 10.50
Our charbroiled fresh chicken breast dipped in buffalo sauce, served over fresh greens; try this one with bleu cheese.
COBB SALAD 10.50
Fresh chicken breast, ham, bacon, crumbled bleu cheese, avocado, tomato served over fresh greens with choice of dressing.
JULIENNE SALAD 10.50
Fresh chicken breast, boiled egg, ham, tomato, Swiss and American cheese served over fresh greens with choice of dressing.

SANDWICHES

Our sandwiches are served with cole slaw and pickle spears


CHARBROILED CHICKEN BREAST 9.50
Always fresh, never frozen, with lettuce, tomato and mayo.
CLASSIC CLUB SANDWICH 10.50
Fresh chicken breast, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo.
CORNED BEEF AND SWISS 9.95
Half pound of lean house-made corned beef, sliced thin, piled high, on an onion roll.
SWEETWATER RUEBEN 10.25
Half pound of lean corned beef with Swiss, kraut and 1000 island on grilled rye.
CHICKEN BREAST POCKET PITA 9.95
Julienned chicken breast with grilled mushrooms and onions, lettuce and tomato wrapped in a grilled pita with ranch on the side.
FISH SANDWICH 10.50
Pond-raised catfish fillet, shredded lettuce, tomato on a bun served with cole slaw.

HAMBURGERS

Our hamburger is delivered fresh everyday from the eastern market. Burgers are charbroiled unless otherwise requested - served with fries and slaw.



HAMBURGER* 9.50
A full half pound of fresh ground round served with lettuce, tomato, pickle and fries.
SWEETWATER BURGER* 9.75
Our delicious half pound burger topped with bacon and Swiss served with sweet sauce (a unique mayo, garlic and onion juice mix) - our signature burger, served with fries.
PATTY MELT* 9.50
1/2 pound burger served on grilled rye with cheese, grilled onions and fries.
BURGER AND SANDWICH TOPPINGS
SWISS, AMERICAN OR CHEDDAR 0.50
HAM OR BACON 0.50
GRILLED ONIONS 0.50
SAUTEED MUSHROOMS 0.50
BLEU CHEESE 0.50

SWEETWATER FAVORITES

 

SWEETWATER WINGS 11.25
Add a 1/2 order of Sweetwater Wings to any salad, appetizer, sandwich or entrée for 5.95
Jeff used to snicker when his grandmother said that the wing was the best part of the chicken. This house specialty, marinated 24 hours, dredged in spices and fried, confirms her thesis though. We get our wings packed in ice, delivered fresh every morning from the Eastern Market and sell 15 forty-pound cases daily. Quite frankly, chicken wings are what we do! The flavor is so unique and delicious that once you try Sweetwater Wings, you'll be hooked for life - enjoy. Our award winning wings (best in Detroit" - Detroit Free Press) are served with celery sticks and bleu cheese.
THE BIG PIG 9.75
Sweetwater's own pulled pork sandwich is tender pork, slow cooked in spices, and pulled from the bone. We then mix the pork with our special sauce and pile it high on a Kaiser roll - kind of sweet with a hint of BBQ served with a slice of onion and cole slaw.
FISH AND CHIPS 12.95
Huge portion of beer - battered Icelandic cod and fries, served with cole slaw.
HOMEMADE MEATLOAF 12.50
Hearty, wholesome, served with our mashed redskin potatoes, vegetable, salad and roll.

SWEETWATER ENTREES

All entrees include your choice of soup or salad and choice of potato (baked potato loaded with cheddar cheese and bacon - 75¢ extra)

NEW YORK STRIP* 23.95
12 oz. certified Angus Beef center-cut strip, topped with onion rings, charbroiled to your specifications. We only sell one kind of steak because we do this one so well.
RIB AND WING COMBO 20.25
1/2 slab of our famous ribs with 1/2 order of Sweetwater Wings.
BBQ RIB TIP AND WING COMBO 16.25
Huge order of tips paired with 1/2 order of Sweetwater Wings.
CHICKEN STRIP AND WING COMBO 15.25
The best of two worlds' - two chicken strips with 1/2 order of Sweetwater Wings.
PAN FRIED POND CATFISH 16.95
Farm raised catfish dusted in cornmeal then pan fried.
JUMBO FRIED SHRIMP 18.95
Six jumbo shrimp hand breaded and deep fried.
SWEETWATER SPARE RIBS HOUSE SPECIALITY
25.95
For starters we use only Hormel Special Trim ribs, the best money can buy!  They're slowly cooked in our five hour cooking process, and then blanketed in our piquant house-made sauce.  Voted best ribs in Detroit (Detroit Free Press), we will put our ribs up against any in the city, they are that good.  Furthermore, we're so anxious for you to try our ribs that we will throw in a full order of Sweetwater Wings absolutely FREE.

 

DESSERTS

CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKE 5.95
Served with ice cream.
SWEET POTATO MAPLE CHEESECAKE 5.95
SWEETWATER HUMMER 9.00
Big, thick, made with Stroh's ice cream. "Detroit's Best Hummer" - Metro Times
GRANNY SMITH APPLE PIE
5.95
Topped with caramel, served with ice cream.

*STEAKS AND HAMBURGERS ARE COOKED TO ORDER. CONSUMPTION OF RAW OR UNDERCOOKED MEAT, FISH, EGGS OR POULTRY MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF FOOD-BORNE ILLNESS