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Thornton River Grille

3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
+1 540-987-8790
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It had been several years since we dined at the Thornton River Grille, and after our experience two weeks ago I doubt that we will ever return. The atmosphere was more like a local hangout, and it was the best part. Entrées are extremely expensive,...More

Thank mb22727
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This may be the best restaurant Sperryville, VA has to offer, but there is not much competition. We ate at the Thornton River Grill several years ago and were quite impressed. This experience was very different. The good: The wait staff was friendly and helpful,...More

Thank Victor S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came in around noon for a bite after a hike. We had our order taken almost immediately and didn’t have to wait long for the food, despite the restaurant being fairly busy. Everything we ate was absolutely delicious and full of flavor. Can’t wait to...More

Thank Haley S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After not eating here in 7 years, my wife and decided to give it a try. I read many great reviews. Boy was I fooled. Wife had the pork belly. It was over salted so my wife had to wrap the meat in veggies to...More

Thank maschipps
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove to Sperryville expecting their usual prime rib feast...without checking their website menu, big mistake. Four of us drove up from Culpeper and were visually and not totally quiet about our dissatisfaction with the puny menu offered. The fare seemed to lack that certain something...More

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simple but charming spot for breakfast. The food was quite good and the mimosas were refreshing. We would definitely return!

Thank cjfeeser
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While spending the day the area for some vineyard visits we made reservations for dinner at Thornton River Grill. We hadn’t eaten here in a few years and wanted try it again. We had heard that it has since changed hands and wanted to see...More

Thank J E
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Great service. Nice atmosphere. Try the mimosas. Eggs cooked to perfection. Locally made sausage can't be beat. Highly recommend.

Thank Kat B
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were staying at the Inn at Little Washington and had made 7:45 reservations on our first night in town. We drove in from Richmond and hit terrible traffic on the 95 so we arrived to this restaurant at 8:06pm where they...More

2  Thank Cole B
Reviewed 7 March 2018

The filet was cooked fantastically. Didn't expect such good food in such a small town. Will definitely visit if back in town.

Thank jconrod
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26 June 2015|
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Response from Jisel P | Reviewed this property |
I like this place and I think it's a great spot for a post-hike meal -- never had any complaints or issues about the food or service, but for me, a five start review would mean a really memorable and amazing experience/meal... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville, VA 22740
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Rappahannock County  >  Sperryville
  • Phone Number: +1 540-987-8790
Serving great American food with a worldly flair, we’re open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 3pm for lunch and 5pm to 9pm for dinner. We also serve a lovely brunch on Sunday from 10am to 3pm and dinner from 5pm to 8pm. The atmosphere is at the same time elegant and casual. The richness and warmth of the hand-planed wood-paneled walls provides a comfortable dining experience that can be enjoyed equally in dressy-casual attire or hiking shorts. We are located in the heart of historic Sperryville, Virginia, 75 miles west of Washington D.C., at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We look forward to serving you soon!
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